Once your 300x is built, you’re ready to print! Turn on the printer and follow the initial on-screen instructions to log into Wi-Fi, load the filament, and calibrate your BLTouch auto bed leveling sensor. Finish preparing your 300x by running the test print.
The process of 3D printing
1. Find or create a 3D file
You will need to design or create a 3D file, also known as a .STL file, to use with your 300x. Find one Online, on your USB drive, or in our Marketplace. To make a 3D file yourself, we recommend Tinkercad or Fusion 360.
2. Slice the file into Gcode using Cura or the 300x onboard slicer
After you have your .STL file, you can either import it into Cura on your computer to choose the print settings, our upload the file directly to the printer and use the on-board Raspberry Pi slicer! Upload the .STL or .Gcode file to the printer by choosing the Local Storage option
3. Send the file to the printer over Wi-Fi or USB
Connect to your 300x over Wi-Fi by going to the web address in a browser that is found in the menu on your 300x. Default: http://300x.local
4. Print the model!
Calibrating the BLTouch Auto-Bed Leveling Sensor
If the nozzle is not close enough, the layers will not stack correctly. Here is an example print from a nozzle that is too far away. If model comes loose while printing, the nozzle should be lowered.