BL Touch sensor review
Fed up with the time and hassle it is to level your 3d printer build platform? I know I am.
Yeah I know you’ve got the auto levelling device, does it work in all situations?
I have a semi automatic one on my delta, the one where you put the microswitch down. Around the back, so you forget about it after you have finished levelling. Yeah – how many times have you thought it would be so nice to have a probe which self parks after use. Click one button on the computer and it takes care of itself.
Introducing the (#amazon link) BL Touch sensor from Antclabs.
This auto level probe for your 3d printer may just save you hours of tedious levelling.
Attaching the BL Touch sensor to your print head – be it a cartesian or a delta doesn’t matter, there are mountings available to print.
Controller being a ramps, sanguinololu, smoothieboard – it doesn’t matter the BL Touch will interface with them all.
Simple to install, only two connector to attach. one for servo and one for level sensor.
Easy to program, coding supplied, just copy and paste. Save and use.
This addon will save you time, precious time that can be used for printing.
A visual indicator shows the probe working, in self test mode and when touching the bed. If there is a problem then an alarm signal will show you quickly there is a problem.
With an automatic bed levelling probe you have mechanical moving parts reliant on the operation of a servo, with the BL Touch there is no servo, just a solenoid, hall effect ic and a tiny computer.
Very little to go wrong.
Giving you the peace of mind that this is one thing you will not need to worry about.
Is it accurate – it has a standard deviation of 0.005 better than the micro switch and servo, with a standard deviation of 0.3. Only the optical sensor comes close, but you are limited on what build platform you can use.
With the BL Touch sensor it doesn’t matter what build platform material you use, aluminium, glass, pei sheet, buildtak, wood it doesn’t matter. Due to the fact that the probe actually touches the platform, It will not get confused.
At 10g this probe will not slow down your delta printer by adding a lot of weight to the effector.
See what others think (#amazon link) here– 88% give it 5 stars
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black widow mount cartesian printer
delta printer mount
Peak current 300mA
Z probe output voltage 5v/3v3 selectable
Colour transparent white
ROHS compliant yes
Cable length 150mm
Weight 0.35 oz (10g)
Software comaptibility marlin, repetier, smoothiewarehere to buy your BL Touch sensor today and tomorrow you will be seeing perfect prints time after time.
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