Tarantula 3D Printer

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Tevo Tarantula
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Owner Fox.Build
Manufacturer Tevo
Model Tarantula
Serial # N/A
Usability Working (See Notes)
Product Website https://tevo3dprinterstore.com/products/2016-newest-tevo-tarantula-i3-aluminium-extrusion-3d-printer-kit-printer-3d-printing-2-rolls-filament-8gb-sd-card-lcd-as-gift
Instructions Tarantula Printing Guide
Hackable No
Replacement Cost $200
Build Volume 8 x 8 x 8 in

The Tevo Tarantula is a single filament 3D printer. It has an automatic board level sensor and prints 1.75mm filament.

First, Slice the STL file You Want to Print

  • Open slic3r.exe
  • Click Add (upper left) and find the STL you want to print.
  • Rotate your work so it is sits in the way you want it to be printed. (Deep subject)
  • Adjust the printer setting if needed. (Fill ratio...)
  • Slice and then Export (upper right) the .gcode file. Save it to somewhere convenient.

Print the Part

  • Warning. The Tarantula is still in beta testing and has not been completely dialed in - its about 90%. This printer is desperately in need of a sponsor.
  • Open Octoprint by typing 10.1.10.241 in the browser.
  • Login and connect. See the login info near the printer if it does not auto populate.
  • Drag the .gcode file you made to the left side of the Octoprint screen.
  • Plug in the Tarantula.
  • There is one manual setting that should be checked. The z-offset needs to be +0.6mm. If you print and no filament is coming out it is probably because this needs to be set.
  • Clean the print bed with the scraper and then alcohol.
  • Click the printer button on the file you are trying to print in Octoprint.