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Palette/Palette+ Setup Guide

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    Brennan Foo

    Please feel free to share suggestions on how we can make this guide more useful!

    You can post here or email us at support@mosaicmanufacturing.com.

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    Cmysquano

    I would like to see a STEP by STEP guide. One for the absolute beginner. 

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    Vampy

    I agree that I would like a step by step guide with clear pics and possibly a YouTube video.  I've been searching YouTube but it's always an unboxing that goes into too much detail with opening the box and talk about nothing. Something that gets to the point would be most helpful (please with no music).  I am new to 3D printing and bought a Mosaic Pallet+ yesterday that's being shipped to me so I'm hoping since I am a customer you listen to me.

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    Jonny Yeu

    Yes, we do have a step by step setup guide in our Chroma software. Simply download Chroma (http://mm3d.co/chroma), create a new Printer Profile, and select "Guided Setup". This Setup wizard will then walk you through the setup process with pictures and explanations. If you have any further concerns, please send us a message at support@mosaicmanufacturing.com and we'll answer any questions you may have!

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    Brennan Foo

    Cmysquano & Vampy, thanks for your feedback! We strayed away from making YouTube videos for setup and walkthroughs because we are constantly tuning and tweaking things based on customer feedback, and the videos very quickly become outdated.

    As Jonny mentioned, Chroma has pretty comprehensive instructions! We've spent a lot of time building resources to be as clear as possible. You can browse through what these instructions look like for yourself at http://mm3d.co/chroma-gifs. If you have any questions at all, we're here for you on the forums and support@mosaicmanufacturing.com. The Palette user group at http://mm3d.co/fb is helpful too!

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    Cmysquano

    OK got it goin // Had to run through it a few times, to get it right Thanks!

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    Brennan Foo

    Sweet! Let us know if you run into any issues!

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    Josh Joyce

    Doing the first test calibration print right now and then to find out how to have the new Cura do multi-color prints. Directions were good for me, straightforward step by step. Good job!

     

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    Jonny Yeu

    Thanks, Josh! Great to hear. These links will be helpful to setup Cura for your Palette+:

    http://mm3d.co/cura
    http://mm3d.co/cura-extruders

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    Vincent

    I have followed the guide on Craftbot XL. But I'm not able to feed the filament into the extruder. Palette won't produce more filament when the magnet hit the shell. Is there any hints?

     

    Is there a different between using the longer tube which came with the box?

    Also, do i need to reset Palette after trying on a different printer?

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hi Vincent, when the magnet hits Palette+'s shell, it sets off the hall sensor, which prompts Palette+ to create more filament. Palette+ will also wait for a signal from your scroll wheel saying that filament has passed through, and this will begin to create a buffer of filament, which causes the magnet to move away from Palette+ and restart the entire cycle.

    If Palette+ is unable to produce more filament, I would suggest checking these two areas:

    • Check that the hall sensor is responsive. You can visually see the hall sensor's red or blue light turn on when the magnet is closeby.
    • Also check that the scroll wheel is plugged in and responsive following the steps here: http://mm3d.co/scroll-wheel-error

    For the Craftbot XL, we should have included a longer Teflon tube to help optimize your printing experience as the height of your printer is over 300 mm. I would recommend switching this longer Teflon tube with the standard tube on your scroll wheel.

    There's no need to reset Palette+ after using it on a different printer, but it would be a good idea to calibrate and save printer profiles on Chroma if you'd like to use multiple printers. Once this is done, simply select the proper printer profile in Chroma, attach the scroll wheel to the printer, and you're ready to print!

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