I just got my Beacon in the mail. Can't you do Z probe with the Beacon? I feel like you can reduce a lot of mass by removing TAP, even though I do like it.I just ordered the Beacon probe. Maybe want to use it together with Tap so I can get Z probe with tap and mesh with beacon: best of both worlds
Does anybody have a working config for beacon?
Sure you can do the Z and QGL with Beacon. But if you use sheets with different PEI thickness or something like Buildtak Nylon+ you will have to dial in these plates. This yould be avoided by using Tap for Z probing.I just got my Beacon in the mail. Can't you do Z probe with the Beacon? I feel like you can reduce a lot of mass by removing TAP, even though I do like it.
I want to avoid the calibration because if I use a special sheet it's only for short time. Second I want to avoid to crash into the build plate if I forget itI have two PEI sheets but only really use one. But even if I was switching somewhat a lot I would do a PROBE_CALIBRATE after switching. It only takes about two minutes.
My thought was reduce the toolhead weight by, whatever TAP weighs, like 200 grams and this can reduce ringing.
I have a VZ-HextrudORT on the way to pair with the new toolhead which I have not yet decided on the design. Might take me a month or two before I even use Beacon.
Right now I am using Tap which works great! It touches the bed but does not leave any marks on the structured plate. With PEI it can differ... Klicky/Unklicky would be ok for your application as well, but I assume Beacon to be much faster.I'm myself looking for something that is more like a Super PINDA. I've had very good success with these on all my Prusa's. The OMRON probe felt like a step backwards by comparison but I'm not a fan of anything touching the print surface. For a lot of what I print, I need that surface to be pristine.
Thanks It uses the probe as virtual endstop. I use Canbus and sensorless homing, so no physical endstops for me. I will to the wiring along the Umbilical wires. That's a real downside of the Beacon that it uses USB cable and can not plugged in on the PCB on the SB.Whoa that's wild! I also dig the color scheme!
Does it no longer use the physical Z endstop? Also you're using CANBus it looks like right? I was curious how the extra wiring works out since it's a long USB cable? I don't have a CAN toolhead (yet) but plan on converting at some point (having to replace wires on the 350 isn't the most fun to have).