Hello everyone, I am looking for a little bit of advice/help. I am running an Azteeg x5 Mini v1.1 with the latest Smoothieware firmware. I recently added the RepRapDiscount LCD to this board, and everything is working as expected. A few minor tweaks later, and I have no complaints.
Now that I have it working, I wanted to add some options to the custom menu. My first few add-ons worked fine. I did things like turning the cooling fan on and off. No issues. However, now I am trying to add a few more options that I need, and I cannot get them to work. Basically I want this to be the one menu I always use for my main needs.
For starters, I need to be able to preheat the bed first, and then the extruder. My bed takes about 7-20 minutes to heat up depending on the temp I set, but the extruder (E3D v6) is hot in under 2 min. I don't see any reason in leaving the extruder on the entire time, and this is what happens if I use the built in preheat options. I would love a single menu press that heats the bed to say 60C, and then heats the hot end to 220C after the bed is fully heated. I am new to the Smoothieware, so I don't know if this multi-item menu request would work as a single option. I figured that worse case, I could do each item manually. However, the options I created to turn on/off the heated bed/hotend don't seem to do anything. I have copied my custom menu entry down below for you to review and make suggestions. Thanks for your time!
- Example of a custom menu entry, which will show up in the Custom entry.
- NOTE _ gets converted to space in the menu and commands, | is used to separate multiple commands
custom_menu.home_eclips3d.enable true #
custom_menu.home_eclips3d.name Home_Eclips3D #
custom_menu.home_eclips3d.command G28 #
custom_menu.heat_bed.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_bed.name Preheat_Bed_PLA #
custom_menu.heat_bed.command M141 S60 #
custom_menu.heat_bed2.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_bed2.name Preheat_Bed_ABS #
custom_menu.heat_bed2.command M141 S80 #
custom_menu.heat_bed3.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_bed3.name Turn_Off_Heated_Bed #
custom_menu.heat_bed3.command M141 S0 #
custom_menu.heat_extrude.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_extrude.name Heat_Extruder_PLA #
custom_menu.heat_extrude.command M104 S225 #
custom_menu.heat_extrude2.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_extrude2.name Heat_Extruder_ABS #
custom_menu.heat_extrude2.command M104 S240 #
custom_menu.heat_extrude3.enable true #
custom_menu.heat_extrude3.name Turn_Off_Extrduer #
custom_menu.heat_extrude3.command M104 S0 #
custom_menu.fan_on.enable true #
custom_menu.fan_on.name Cooling_Fan_On #
custom_menu.fan_on.command M106 S127 #
custom_menu.fan_off.enable true #
custom_menu.fan_off.name Cooling_Fan_Off #
custom_menu.fan_off.command M107 #