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Installation

Robin Shakya

SPOOL HOLDER

The first step of setting up your MBot mini is attaching the spool holder at the back side of the 3D printer. Insert the spool holder in the hole at the back of the MBot mini and push it down until it snaps into place.

Build PLATE

The build plate is the print surface for prints on your MBot mini. It come with magnet and very easy to install it.

POWER SUPPLY

To finish the installation the power supply will be connected. Before connecting it, make sure the power switch is in the “off” position.

Connect one side of the power supply to the wall socket and the other side to the MBot mini. After this, you can turn the MBot mini on.

Loading filament

PLACING THE SPOOL WITH FILAMENT

After bed levelling it’s time to further prepare the MBot mini for the first print by loading filament.

Before loading the filament, the spool with filament has to be placed on the spool holder. Make sure to put it with the filament in counter-clockwise direction, so that the filament can enter the feeder from the bottom. It’s also recommended to straighten the filament a bit so it can easily enter the feeder. Next, wait a minute while the print head is heating up. By heating it up we ensure that the filament is being melted when it goes through the nozzle.

Caution: Make sure to not touch the nozzle/hot end during this procedure as it will become hot.

INSERTING THE FILAMENT

Take the end of the filament, insert it into the bottom of the feeder and push it until the filament is being grabbed by the knurled wheel. This may require some force. Once the knurled wheel has grabbed the filament, it will slowly move it further into the PEEK tube. Wait till the filament reaches into nozzle/hot end.

Now you just have to wait until the filament is coming out of the nozzle. You may notice a ticking sound at the feeder; this is nothing to worry about. If necessary you can manually push the filament in order to get it through the nozzle with a bit more force.

Note: Don’t be surprised if the filament that initially comes out of the nozzle is not the colour you expect. There is probably some residue from the factory test print left in the nozzle. Wait until you see the colour of the filament that you loaded coming out of the nozzle.

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