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Getting Magnetically Coupled Print Platform Out

This may win awards as the dumbest question asked here, but here I go anyway. I got my BoXZY (Yay!) I'm a software guy, and I'll admit that several thousands of dollars of hardware scares me a little (don't want to break anything). Anyway, I think the magnetically coupled print platform is in a sealed manila envelope under a metal platform that is much higher in all of the pictures and videos that I have seen. I have no idea how to raise this platform to get the print platform out. The answer might be that I have to hook it up to a computer first to do that, but I don't want to attempt that until someone tells me that that is the solution. Also feel free to correct my terminology if I'm not using the correct jargon. I have to learn sometime. Thanks!

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I highly recommend plowing through the forum to familiarize yourself with other peoples' experiences getting started with the Boxzy. It really is well worth the effort!

http://boxzyunofficial.forumchatter.com/...

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Thanks Gary! I did some searching and looking around, but maybe not in the right places.

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Two ways -

1- Load the Boxzy Interface software and use the Manual Controls move the platform (the Z minus direction or click the Z-home icon). DO NOT have the 3D Printing Module installed when you do this or you can crash the platform into the print head!

2- With the power off, tip the whole thing over onto its side or face. Find the Z-motor drive on the bottom of the Boxzy and yank on the Z-axis belt to creep the platform up and away from the bottom of the unit.

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Thanks for the answer. I'll give this a shot when I get a chance. I figured one of the answers would be using the Interface Software, but I just wanted to double check.

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#2 Yes, I manually raised mine enough to get the stuff out from under the platform. It took a few minutes but worked well. There has been some talk about generating harmful voltages when turning manually. The thing is so tight I couldn't get it to go more than 1/4 turn each grip I got on it. (I have since loaded the software and the Z driver appears to have not been affected. ie. working fine.) I know, electronics can be "stressed" and I may have but it is running well.

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Third posiblity, load pronterface and connect to the BoXZY with whatever COM port it uses and baud rate of 115200

Tell the Z axis to home with nothing in the carriage holder. The plate will rise and allow you to get the stuff out from under it.

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Thanks for the answer Ken! I'll give this a shot when I get a chance.

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"G28" will home all axis. Again, no 3D head installed at first!

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