At MSL, we have 3 of these printers. Each one is connected to an OctoPrint Server. The links for these are: Ender-001, Ender-002, and Ender-003
Leveling the bed is manual, and you will use the large black wheels under the corners of the bed. As a refresher from the 3D Printing class that I KNOW you took:
If you have not Sliced your 3D Model yet, you will need to use Cura or another program to create the .gcode file needed for the printer. If you've take the class run back through the handouts and refresh yourself on how to select a layer height, infill, support or not, bed adhesion, or not, and printing temprature (depends on your filament).
After you click Slice, you will save a gcode file to your USB Device, or a temporary file on the computer.
Bring up the Octoprint page for your printer. It should have a display that says operational. For more information, go to OctoPrint on our wiki.
Now drag your gcode file to the left hand side of the OctoPrint web page. It will change color and say Upload Locally. Once it says that, you can release and drop your file there.
Give it a second and it will show up in the list. Click the PRINT icon and your file will start to print.
You are welcome to leave your print going unattended. Do these few things before you leave it.
Post a question on the #3dprinting Slack Channel., Message the 3D Printing Steward, or call one of the people on the 3D Printing Stewards list.
Creality3D has several printers in their line. They work themselves out like this:
Ender 3 - two post printer with single Z, comes in a 3, 3 pro, and 3 v2 - Amazon Discounts Here Currently $251.00
Ender 5 - 4 post box style printer, better for stability on the xy axis, easy to enclose for ABS
CR-6 SE - 2 post printer with auto leveling and a filament sensor. Here is an old article comparing it to the Ender V2
CR10 - Large 300x300 or 400x400 or 500x500 !!!! build platform
On the Ender 3 line, the Ender 3 pro is a really nice printer, the v2 upgrades that with a silent board, Touch screen . This board is a REALLY nice.
Only do the Standard if that $25 is a real budget killer. Otherwise start at the Pro and really try for the v2.
|Ender 3 Edition|
|X-Axis tensioner knob||X|
|Meanwell Power Supply||X||X|
|Hidden Power Supply||X|
|Removable Magnetic Bed||X|
|Borosilicate Glass Bed||X|
|Color Control Panel||X|
4.27 Main Board
Silent Stepper drivers
The V2 is at creality3d.com
See the whole line here: Creality Ender 3 v2