I'd love to turn of my printer when I'm not at home or sleeping.
Pausing and resuming prints works very well for me.
- Set the last known position of the printer after it had shut down. (G92 ?)
- Do I loose microsteps when the steppers power down. (Snaps back to a stable position)
Have I missed something else ?
The current problem:
Octoprint won't allow me to resume after it looses the connection to the printer, even if I paused before and the printer should be in a known state.
My expereince so far:
Before resuming the print I manually turn on the heatbed and nozzle so I have similar thermal expansion as during the print. (I also extrude a bit at parking position so I don't bake the filament for too long).
The layer adhesion where I resume the print seems to be OK.
I still noticed a small shift in the X and Y-Axis, maybe I am losing microsteps.
Why not leave it running ?
- While I love my printer, I don't trust the printer even if the heatbed is turned off.
- It also has fans that are quite annoying, I currently just unplug them from the control board. (Just screwed up a print because I forgot to plug them back in and the nozzle got clogged)