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    Question OctoPrint/OctoPi Profile for Rapide Lite 200

    I'm just getting started using OctoPrint/OctoPi with my Rapide Lite 200. The basic installation, setup, and connection went fairly well. I've been searching for a OctoPrint profile for my printer on-line, but haven't found anything. Is there an OctoPrint/OctoPi profile available somewhere for my Rapide Lite 200? Basic functionality (X/Y/Z move, extrude, heat, etc.) works with the default profile (which appears to be for a Generic RepRap Printer), but I'm sure it wouldn't be as good as a tweaked Rapide Lite 200 specific profile.

    PS - The only non-working element is the bed heater. Setting it to PLA temp from the OctoPi Control panel results in nothing happening. Is this a profile issue or something else? Has anyone encountered this before?

    Note about the bed heater: I created and then selected a new profile for the RL200 with the 'has heated bed' option checked (I was hopeful that this would be the problem, as the default profile does not have this option, but it had no effect). I see on the OctoPrint terminal that it's sending the bed heater instruction, and the printer responds 'ok', but the temperature display on the OctoPrint home page still says 'off' for the bed. I've tried just about everything I know how at this point.
    Last edited by Rep3D; 07-04-2015 at 06:30 PM.

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    Other than setting bed size to rectangular and 190/200/190 for XYZ, you should be fine, with heated bed of course.

    No special requirements.

    I've been using Octoprint with my early bird Rapide Lite 200 v1 or v2 since the beginning and 0 issues!

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    Cool. That's simple.

    Now I just need to figure out what's happening with the bed heater. Any tips on troubleshooting this? I notice that there's not even an ambient temperature reported back (like there is for the extruder), so that makes me think this is a software issue. Is there some "initialization" that needs to be sent to the printer at startup?

    PS - You mention v1 and v2. I assume I have a v1, but I've not been able to find any definitive information on how to identify that and what the differences are (and I believe there is a v3 now, too). Are you aware of anywhere I can go to find this?

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    If there's no temp reported back from the printer it might be ranging from a deffective wire to a deffective thermistor... did you try to replace it? it should be an easy task to perform... You can also use a multimeter to check for continuity between the board connector and the thermistor connector...

    THe firmware will prevent you from printing unless you fix that.

 

 

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