Calibration – Part 2……Again!

280 x 280mm

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2479352/

After figuring out that 20mm, just ain’t good enough to calibrate, I had a nose around on thingverse….

The largest ‘calibration’ thing I found was the above 280 x 280mm square……..Awesome, that’s good enough, close to 300mm too for maximum calibratory goodness…

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Calibration – WYISYG, Don’t use a 20mm Cube for accuracy!

img_7315https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1278865

 

Lots of basic printing suggested that the front to back measurement was slightly off…so, finally I’ve decided to calibrate the printer….

By, printing a calibration cube! I’ll do it a little differently and record just a bit more information…I’ll measure 3 points for each axis, giving 9 points for the cube….

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Levelling – Enter the VL53L0X -World’s smallest Time of Flight sensor ?

I need some way to quickly, ‘cheaply’, reliably and repeatedly to measure distance……

There’s quite a few ways of measuring distance, including the following, often used with arduinos / by hobbyists

  • Sound!
  • Ultrasound
  • IR bounceback
  • Visual / camera analytics
  • Laser

There’s some newish widgets out there nowadays called ‘time of flight’ sensors….similar to part of how Lidar works

Googling these, seems there’s a fairly cheap one called a VL53L0X…..

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