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Food Printing with LuckyBot

Cura Profiles and Models for 3D Printing with Ender 3 and LuckyBot

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I've modified my Ender 3 Pro adding a LuckyBot Food extruder. This is to create a set of CURA 5.x profiles and some good designs for chocolate printing.

The LuckyBot Food extruder is a nice piece of hardware that can be mounted on an existing 3D Printer.  One of the more common platforms is the Creality Ender 3.  Here is their marketing video:

I was able to get a Creality Ender 3 Pro for about $100.  The LuckyBot came with Cura 1.5 along with a complicated process of running a special set of GCODES prior doing your print.  It has a little information on working with different "materials" but a lot of work is needed to figure out the right settings to get the best prints.

The first goal of this project is to get a good set of LuckyBot profiles running on the latest version of Cura.  These are being stored on GitHub.  Right now, I only have the Creality Ender 3 Pro so I'm hoping others can chip in with their own profiles for their printer.

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  • 1
    Adding LuckyBot Profiles to Cura 5.1

    If you don't already have the latest version of Cura, you can get it here:

    https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura

  • 2
    Download and unzip the Cura Settings files for this project

    Beta version 0.4 of the profiles can be found here : https://cdn.hackaday.io/files/1871448006768896/Ender3LuckyBotProfilesVer0.4.zip

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    Copy each file to your Cura Installation

    The Zip file contains all the files needed to create a new "Ender 3 Pro LuckyBot" printer and extruder profile.   Each file goes to a different location as follows.  If you are on Windows 10/11 with Cura 5.1.0 it probably looks something like this:

    copy /y chocolate.xml.fdm_material                 "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\materials\chocolate.xml.fdm_material" 
    copy /y creality_ender3pro_luckybot.def.json       "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\definitions\creality_ender3pro_luckybot.def.json"
    copy /y creality_base_extruder_0_luckybot.def.json "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\extruders\creality_base_extruder_0_luckybot.def.json"
    copy /y creality_ender3_luckybot.3mf               "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\meshes\creality_ender3_luckybot.3mf"
    copy /y base_global_standard_luckybot.inst.cfg     "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\quality\creality\base\base_global_standard_luckybot.inst.cfg"
    copy /y creality_ender3pro_luckybot0.84.inst.cfg    "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1.0\share\cura\resources\variants\creality_ender3pro_luckybot1.0.inst.cfg"
    

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Tim wrote 09/27/2022 at 02:20 point

Glad I decided to search before doing this myself! Awesome work.  I'll probably need to do a little tweaking as you said, but my test print worked great!

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