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Adding a Rain Sensor to printer

Posted by Yuvera 
Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
July 23, 2018 09:38AM
Hi. I have a Prusa i3 3D printer and I need to add a rain sensor to the Arduino Mega on it. How would I go about doing this?
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
July 23, 2018 10:32AM
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And what is the printer meant to do when it detects rain? print an umbrella?
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
July 24, 2018 06:05AM
You would have to allocate pins in firmware,I had one on a printer I had in the garden,when it rained it stopped printing,it only worked once so I gave up
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
July 25, 2018 01:26AM
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And what is the printer meant to do when it detects rain? print an umbrella?
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Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 16, 2018 01:24PM
When it rains, the SD print should pause until it stops raining. How do I add this code onto the marlin files?
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 16, 2018 01:25PM
I am new to the Marlin Firmware so how do I add code onto the marlin firmware?
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 16, 2018 02:48PM
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Yuvera
When it rains, the SD print should pause until it stops raining.

Since no one else asked, I will: Why will you pause printing when it rains?


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Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 17, 2018 02:40PM
There's a whole other part to the project. The printer has an enclosure which has a door that is opened by the printing bed moving forward at the end of the print. So if the print is paused, the door wont be opened and the printer wont get wet.
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 17, 2018 05:43PM
Interesting...


Son of MegaMax 3D printer: [www.instructables.com]
Ultra MegaMax Dominator 3D printer: [drmrehorst.blogspot.com]
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 18, 2018 06:18PM
You can connect the digital output of the Rain Sensor to the Filament Runout Sensor pin of your control board.
This will execute M600 gcode when rain and Pause printing until you Resume it.
Not perfect, but posible.
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
August 19, 2018 05:00AM
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Yuvera
There's a whole other part to the project. The printer has an enclosure which has a door that is opened by the printing bed moving forward at the end of the print. So if the print is paused, the door wont be opened and the printer wont get wet.

If the end of the print is the only reason to install a rain detector: I think the reason why your door opens is because your printer is homing at the end. So replacing this command by a position which does not open the door is easier than installing the detector.

A rain detector would be interesting if you print your house with concrete ;-)
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
October 04, 2018 06:54AM
Hi. That was my plan but I have marlin files that don't have the filament runout sensor code. How do i add it on?
Re: Adding a Rain Sensor to printer
October 04, 2018 07:07AM
Maybe it seems natural to others here to place a printer outdoors, exposed to the weather, but I'm a little dense. I'm still trying to figure out why the printer is outdoors where it is going to get wet when it rains, and why it has a door that opens automatically at the end of a print, especially if the printer is located outdoors. Why not put it in the house or garage? Why not have the operator open the door to remove the print when it isn't raining?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2018 07:08AM by the_digital_dentist.


Son of MegaMax 3D printer: [www.instructables.com]
Ultra MegaMax Dominator 3D printer: [drmrehorst.blogspot.com]
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