- 1 Unboxing and Assembly
- 2 First Printout
- 3 First Usage experience
- 4 USB Connection
- 5 Support
- 6 Issues
- 7 Upgrades
Unboxing and Assembly
Assembling the Printer and getting to the Bootscreen on the LCD Panel took some 3 hours including documenting this with a camera and looking for ways to solve detail problems.
The first 1-2 hours went smooth unpacking and following the three different videos below. The videos mostly do not show some important details like
- selecting the correct screws
- attaching the display cable correctly
After two hours I contacted support since the display didn't work correctly. I then figured it out my self. I had to detach the display from its metal mount to get better access to the connector to fit the cable properly aligned. In my opion the cable is just
- a bit too short
- a bit too flimsy
- and the connection is not properly documented
Parts and Tools
Unboxing and Assembly videos
The first video has more details than the other two!
https://www.geeetech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61603 See pictures below for the fix
ls -l -rwxrwxrwx 1 wf staff 9039257 Jun 27 2018 A10_dog.gcode
The filament supplied with the printer is not sufficient to print the example Dog and it would take a few hours to get that printed. We therefore use the example from our BlocksCAD page setting the size to 5 which will lead to a small 2 g knot that can be printed in 10 minutes. You'll find the gcode file on our Cura page.
- https://www.geeetech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61568 has a link to the Geeetech A10 printer definition for Cura.
On my Mac I had to put this into the folder /Applications/Ultimaker Cura.app/Contents/Resources/resources/definitions
Filament Sensor Setting and Print Preparation
Please note that the E in mm3 needs to be off for 1.75 mm diameter PLA. The correct volumetric setting for PLA is different.
First Usage experience
At 3D_Print_Problems i have documented some of the issues I had during the first few printouts.
system_profiler SPUSBDataType USB2.0-Serial: Product ID: 0x7523 Vendor ID: 0x1a86 Version: 2.63 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Location ID: 0xfd343000 / 16 Current Available (mA): 500 Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
So it's a CH340 Download Driver from http://www.wch.cn/download/CH341SER_MAC_ZIP.html and install. Cura will then recognize the printer and allow to use the USB connection for monitoring, controlling and printing.
Using with Cura
For adding your Geeetech A10 printer to Cura see https://www.geeetech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61568
Dear Geeetech support, after assembling the device see http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/Geeetech_A10 the display only has lit backlight but does not show any characters. Please advise. I am looking forward to your response. Cheers Wolfgang
Videos in reverse order of time see also http://www.3dprintingforum.us/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=1030