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3D Printer stops after about 10 minutes

When printing a 3D object BoXZY starts off perfectly, but after 3 layers it just stopped and the software said it did not get an OK back. Trying to stop the printing makes the software crash. (first test object: )

It seemed to crash on the "turn fan on" G-code in the 4th layer so i removed them all as a test. This time the 4th layer was printed about 50% and again BoXZY just stopped.

I selected a tiny stool to test if it could go beyond the 4th layer. It printed the whole base with various fan speeds, so that is working fine, but again, afer about 10 it just stopped. (

I also adjusted the temperature in the slicer settings according to the filament I use, did not help.

What am I doing wrong?

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Just moved my BoXZY closer to my computer so I no longer need a USB extension cord.

Everything works fine now.

Guess I need to buy a laptop for working with BoXZY in the shed or outside. Does anyone know the minimum requirements for a laptop to run the BoXZY software and communicate with BoXZY fast enough?

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For those that prefer a little more distance Ken made a great guide on how to set up OctoPrint

Setting up OctoPrint for BoXZY


Running the Boxzy takes very little CPU. I use an ancient XP laptop as a print spooler. It's just inconvenient because slicing is a lot more compute intensive so I tend to run all the bigger jobs on a "real computer" and stick the gcode files on our server. As far as USB is concerned, did you try sticking a bunch of ferrite filters on the power cable and USB cable? Be aware that the Arduino gets all of its power from the USB interface and a long inexpensive cable is probably not great for that. A local powered USB hub at the Boxzy might (or might not) help in that case.


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