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How To 3d Print With Cura Over Usb! - Beginner's Guide

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[MUSIC] Hey, what’s up, guys? Welcome back to three now. My name is Jack and in this video. I’m going to show you how to 3d print with Kira over a USB cable. Some people do not have say an SD card reader on the computer or just for some reason want to control their printer and print over a USB cable. This video is for them. I did get some comments on my KIRA Splicer videos about printing over USB cable. Someone make this to address those questions. So, of course, the first thing you want to do is download. Ultimaker Kira and the most recent version when recording this video is 4.2.1 so when they release Cura 4.0 It was a big. Ui change so it does look a little bit different. So if you have an older version of Kira, some of the things I show you And some of the settings and options and menus might be in a different spot or might not be there so do recommend getting Kira 4.2 so, of course, the first thing when printing over a USB cable is to connect your printer to your computer over a USB cable. So on my under three. I have my USB cable here. I’m going to connect it real quick. There we go And once they connect some new options are going to show up in. Kira, so I’m on my under three profile. Or if they go over to the monitor tab, you can see here. It shows some options here and shows the serial port. That’s connected to my computer with so. I do want to give a heads up that you might want to plug in, say your laptop if you’re using a laptop or turn off sleep mode or anything while printing with USB cable because any little thing will stop the print Midway, I’ve had prints going for eight to twelve hours, and I unplugged A USB flash drive on my laptop, And then it stopped the print halfway through. It was really frustrating, so if using a laptop, you want to plug it in or if using a desktop or a laptop, make sure to turn off the sleep mode and unplug any peripherals that might interrupt your print and basically click start and do not touch your computer because any little thing might stop the print, which is very good so and Kure here. We can see we have my profile here. You can click down here. Add a new printer. If you don’t have a profile for your printer yet basically just put in the bed size of the printer. The filament diameter, the nozzle size things like that. Alright, so when we bring in a file to print with Kyra, it recognizes that we have a printer plugged in and we’ll give you the option to print over USB, But first we’re gonna head over to the monitor tab. I’ll show you how to control your printer so you can see here on the right side. We have all of our controls if you did have an Ultimaker printer, which has a camera and cure. It’s me about Ultimaker. So the old tea maker camera will show up on this spot right here, but we’d not have no tea maker, so just going to show us our controls on the right hand side, so you can look at the camera view. I have to see what’s gonna happen when I change. These controls over here, so you can see here. We have one extruder right now. It’s at 21 degrees Celsius. We can preheat it to 195 You can click preheat and you can see. The fan turned on and on the screen. It shows the 195 preheat. You can see here that the temperature is going up also over here. We can reheat the bed as well. There we go another both turning on. Also, we can go down here and jog any axis, so you can say move the head right a little bit and over here, you can change the jog distance, so if want to go pretty far. I can go up to 100 millimeters. You can go down to one move pretty slow, just like that. We can move the bed. The y axis just like that. We’ve also moved the Z Axis, just like that. It’s all very responsive and you can use these controls to move stuff around on the printer. Say if you’re fixing something or if you want to work on something if you want to unclog the nozzle. Things like that so. I’m gonna just cancel these preheating for now. Also down here, we have a setting to send g-code so we can send codes to the printer that do stuff like we can change settings on the printer. We can change options. We can also preheat move the oxys. Everything we can do here plus a lot more with specific. G code commands, which is awesome down here. I’ll show you the active print, the job name, The print time settings stuff like that. So now we have this covered here. We can go back to prepare, and we’re gonna prepare an object to print over USB so so what better object to print then the 3d benching, so we’re gonna drag that in and it’s going to show up here a little 3d Benji, so it did make a video on how to select objects and cure all the settings and everything in depth. I’ll link that up in the iCard above, you want to check that out? So I’m not going to cover slicing in here and the specific settings in depth, so we’re going to just use the standard PLA settings. You’re gonna go to settings here. Layer height point 2 is fine wall thickness point a is fine. Everything looks good for now in. Phil’s 15 is good for now for temperature 195 on nozzle 60 on the bed. That’s fine prints. Be 55 that’s fine support. No skirt, three layer. Yep, so everything looks good for now with this settings, you can go ahead and retract that so right now it tells us that’s gonna take an hour and two minutes using 10 grams of filament 3.41 metres of filament. So now we can see, it says print via USB. So you just click that, and it’ll start the print over the USB. Right away or you can click here and save to a file. Say, if you want to save it to your computer or save that file to an SD card, which then you can plug into the printer as well, so we’re gonna go over to the prepare tab, and it’s going to prepare our model and show us each layer that is going to print, so I’m going to zoom in a little bit rotate around and you can see it’s going to take 239 layers to print and go down each individual layer. We cannot actually go through what the tool path is going to be for each layer, which is awesome or we can play it, which doesn’t automatically, which is pretty cool, so I’m gonna pause that for now so now that we see every layer, it all looks good. We have our skirt on the bottom. Everything looks good. We can go to the monitor tab. You can see here. Everything looks good, all right, so now you can go and click print the via USB. Once that happens, it’s going to take us directly to the monitor tab you can see here. It automatically started to preheat the printer. You can’t use any controls because the printer is printing itself. You have the job name here. The print time and estimated time left. You have a little status bar? Here that says that is starting to print its zero percent finish because it’s just warming up. We can also pause the print, abort the print pretty simple controls with the monitor tab of Kira. So again, everything’s really simple, easy to use user friendly with printing over USB on Kure. So now that the printer is starting to warm up, it’s gonna take a few minutes and it depends on your printer. How fast it warms up things like that. So it’s warming up the bed first. You can see here The beds at 54 Celsius out of 60 and the extruder is at around 100 with a set temperature as 0 The extruder heats up a little bit faster, so the bed usually starts first. We can catch up and then there we go now. The extruder is starting to warm up, and as you can see, it goes a lot faster than the bed, so we should be ready to go pretty soon again When printing over USB. You have to keep your computer on and plugged in the entire print, but if you’re printing over an SD card, you just load that file onto an SD card. Plug into your printer, click. Print walk. Away is standalone. It’s a lot easier, but if you get that some people want to use their computer because I don’t have an SD card slot or there’s one and monitor their prints on the computer. So looks like we’re all preheated now. The printer is going to start printing. So there we go, It’s going to start homing, so a printer is homing right now to the start position you see here? The taskbar shows that it’s starting to print there we go. I don’t have any filament, so it’s not gonna actually extrude anything, but just showing you that the printer is printing properly and we can see the print progress here. So there we go now you are printing over. USB, it’s pretty simple, easy to use. Here’s a very simple and user-friendly piece of software. So I’m actually just going to abort the print. I’m gonna ask me you want to confirm it and click. Yes, there we go now, it’s going to abort, because I don’t have any filament in the pattern to print with, but there we go now, it’s cooling down the printer, setting everything back to zero degrees Celsius. So I hope this quick video helped you guys out again. I’ll put a link in the description to where you can download. Kiera, so thanks for watching. Guys subscribe. If you want to watch more 3d printing videos like this, come down below. If you have any questions, comments or concerns like this video. If you liked it and I will see you guys in the next video.