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    • First things first: you're going to need a copy of Smoothieware.

    • You can get your existing configuration file off the SD card in your printer.

    • If you're building a new printer, or simply want to upgrade to the latest version of Smoothieware, download it at http://smoothieware.org/getting-smoothie

    • If you download a fresh version of Smoothieware you'll have to configure more settings than the ones mentioned in this guide so that it will work well with your printer.

    • Unzip Smoothieware from the zip file you downloaded and put the resulting folder anywhere on your computer for safe keeping.

    • You're working with the config file.

  1. On the SD card that contains your printer's firmware, update the configuration file with the following line: temperature_control.hotend.thermistor Semitec
    • On the SD card that contains your printer's firmware, update the configuration file with the following line: temperature_control.hotend.thermistor Semitec

    • Save the firmware to your SD card as you normally would. If you're having issues, check with your printer's manufacturer.

    • If you're unsure of how to update your printer's firmware, check with its manufacturer.

Conclusion

Head back to the V6 Assembly page to finish the last few steps before you start printing.

Gabe S.

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Yeah….forget step 3. Using the Semitec or Semitec-104NT4 doesn’t play well with the Smoothieboard. I had upgraded to a smoothieboard and started immediately having runaway temps issues. I was so burnt out by that point that I gave up on 3D printing for a year. After some playing around and reviewing http://smoothieware.org/temperaturecontr... I found that the only fix for this was to remark out #temperature_control.hotend.thermistor (line 126) and add

temperature_control.hotend.coefficients 0.000797110609710217F,0.000213433144381270F,6.5338987554e-08F

(Note the above is for the Semitec 104NT4 if you are using a different version, then reference smoothieware’s site above for the correct Steinhart Hart values or the corresponding beta values.)

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