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    • Download the GitHub repository for the Proforge 2S. Inside will include the following that you will need for this stage of the build:

    • Marlin Printer Firmware

    • Touch Screen Firmware

    • USB Drivers

    • Also download pronterface:

    • Pronterface - Printer Control Software: ---PC---MAC

    • You will also need to download and install the Arduino IDE.

    • We recommend downloading V1.8.1, as this is what is used in this guide.

    • Download here.

  1. In the USB driver folder on PC double click on the CH341SER Driver - PC.EXE file. On MAC see the Readme.pdf file in the Mac folder. You may need to right click, "run as admin" to open.
    • In the USB driver folder on PC double click on the CH341SER Driver - PC.EXE file. On MAC see the Readme.pdf file in the Mac folder.

    • You may need to right click, "run as admin" to open.

    • Once open, click INSTALL.

    • Once done, you should get a success message, click OK and close the programme.

  2. Disconnect the touch Screen display from the control board. Connect the printer to your computer via the blue USB cable.
    • Disconnect the touch Screen display from the control board.

    • Connect the printer to your computer via the blue USB cable.

  3. Open the Arduino IDE that you installed in step 2. Right click, Run as Admin
    • Open the Arduino IDE that you installed in step 2.

    • Right click, Run as Admin

    • Go to File -> Open

    • Navigate to the folder Marlin -> Marlin.ino in the Printer Firmware folder that you downloaded.

    • Check you have downloaded the correct firmware depending on whether you are building the Proforge 2 Dual or 2S Dual.

  4. Go to Tools -> Port and select the port the Proforge 2/2S is connected to. There should only be one, but if you have others disconnect the Proforge from your computer to deduce the correct COM port.
    • Go to Tools -> Port and select the port the Proforge 2/2S is connected to.

    • There should only be one, but if you have others disconnect the Proforge from your computer to deduce the correct COM port.

    • Set the Board and Processor to Mega 2560

    • Click upload.

  5. Once the firmware is done uploading keep the USB cable connected and power up the Proforge 2/2S via the mains power cable. Check that both of the Hotend fans are spinning. Check that the electronics fan is also spinning.
    • Once the firmware is done uploading keep the USB cable connected and power up the Proforge 2/2S via the mains power cable.

    • Check that both of the Hotend fans are spinning.

    • Check that the electronics fan is also spinning.

  6. Launch Pronterface directly from it's folder. Select your COM port, and set the baudrate to 250000.
    • Launch Pronterface directly from it's folder.

    • Select your COM port, and set the baudrate to 250000.

    • Connect to the Proforge 2/2S.

  7. Once connected send an M119 command through the terminal on Pronterface. It should read back open for both the endstops and probe. Move by hand the axes so as to trigger the X & Y endstops. A green light should shine.
    • Once connected send an M119 command through the terminal on Pronterface.

    • It should read back open for both the endstops and probe.

    • Move by hand the axes so as to trigger the X & Y endstops. A green light should shine.

    • Send the M119 command again - the X & Y endstops should return with a TRIGGERED message.

  8. Whilst holding a metal object under the probe (a red light should shine) send the M119 command. Pronterface should return:  z_min: TRIGGERED.
    • Whilst holding a metal object under the probe (a red light should shine) send the M119 command.

    • Pronterface should return: z_min: TRIGGERED.

    • Disconnect the USB Cable and power off the printer from the mains.

  9. Copy the contents of the Touch Screen Firmware folder (depending on whether you're building a Proforge 2 Dual or 2S Dual) to the included SD card.
    • Copy the contents of the Touch Screen Firmware folder (depending on whether you're building a Proforge 2 Dual or 2S Dual) to the included SD card.

    • Make sure that only the contents of the folder is on the SD card.

  10. Make sure the printer is powered off and disconnected from your computer.
    • Make sure the printer is powered off and disconnected from your computer.

    • Reconnect the Touch Screen to the control board.

  11. Insert the SD card with touch screen firmware on it. Power up the Proforge 2/2S. The Touch Screen display should now power up also and begin installing the firmware. Wait for the install on the Touch Screen to finish, it should only take a minute.
    • Insert the SD card with touch screen firmware on it.

    • Power up the Proforge 2/2S. The Touch Screen display should now power up also and begin installing the firmware.

    • Wait for the install on the Touch Screen to finish, it should only take a minute.

  12. Once done uploading you should have a screen that looks like this.
    • Once done uploading you should have a screen that looks like this.

    • Check that you are getting correct temperature readings (Celsius), ie. room temperature.

  13. Go to Settings -> Fan Power up to 100% Both of the blower fans should start running.
    • Go to Settings -> Fan

    • Power up to 100%

    • Both of the blower fans should start running.

  14. Go to Tools -> Move. Press the toggle switch to set motion to 10mm.
    • Go to Tools -> Move.

    • Press the toggle switch to set motion to 10mm.

  15. X-Axis: Pressing the left arrow will move the bed to the right, and vice versa.
    • X-Axis: Pressing the left arrow will move the bed to the right, and vice versa.

    • This is correct as the nozzle position has moved in a negative direction relative to the platform.

    • Y-Axis: Pressing the down arrow will move the Hotend towards the front of the printer and vice versa.

    • Z-Axis: Pressing the double up arrow will move the gantry up and vice versa.

    • You will not be able to move to a positive position from your original starting position - this is normal.

    • If an axis moves in the opposite direction double check that you have uploaded the Proforge 2S Firmware if you are building with TMC2100 drivers. If you've uploaded the correct firmware and are still getting incorrect motion, see next step.

    • If an axis is not moving power down the printer and check steps 19, 20 and 21 relating to the stepper drivers and stepper driver jumpers.

    • If an axis from the previous step moves in the wrong direction power off your printer and disconnect the touchscreen.

    • In the aruino IDE go to the "configuration.h" tab.

    • Scroll down to lines 855-858. (Go to File -> Preferences and check "Display line numbers")

    • #define INVERT_X_DIR true

    • Change true to false to switch the motors direction depending on the problem axis (X, Y or Z).

    • Re-upload the firmware.

    • Once uploaded, connect back the touch screen and power up the printer from the mains again.

    • Continue from the previous step.

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