The setup for this demonstration is a Printbot Simple running on Repetier Host. After downloading sign, run the printer normally like any other print.
This print is 4" square, so it will fit on any printer.
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On the begging of the 9th layer, see step one.
This particular print switches colors on layer 9 out of 11 layers. The red arrow above indicates what layer the print is on.
Step one, click the pause button.
- See red circled tabs.
Step two, Raise your Z axis.
- I raise the extruder 10 increments for ease of performing step three.
Step three, clip excess filament that's stuck to print.
- When I first did this I felt rushed, there's no reason to hurry to continue the print.
Step four, swap out the last color with the new one.
- Squeeze the head fixture(not holding the fan).
Step five, Continue printing
- When continued is clicked, the extruder will lower to the same point raised from and begin printing again.
Finished safety sign