RepRap MK2 and Duplicator i3 Magnetic Base Install Guide

This guide is to assist you in installing your GeckoTek Magnetic Base onto your RepRap MK2, Duplicator i3, or other similar 3D Printer.

Before performing this procedure, make sure that your 3D printer is off and unplugged. If the extruder or build platform is hot from a recent print, allow it to cool down to room temperature before beginning the installation process.

Things you will need

The installation kit provides you with a 2.5mm hex wrench, 4 springs and 4 screws. You will also need a small philips screwdriver, adjustable wrench or a pair of pliers. Some of the hardware is reused. Take care to not lose any parts during the install process.

Step 1: Unscrew all the thumb nuts used to level the bed, remove the springs, and set them aside.

Step 2: Using the pliers, remove the screws from the nuts attaching them to the aluminum base, then place the GeckoTek Magnetic Base on top of the original base and align the holes.

Use the new screws and nuts to fasten the base to the printer.

Step 3: Repositioning the build platform on top of the mounting plate, balance the plate with the new springs in place and replace the thumb nuts.

Step 4: Place the GeckoTek Build Plate on the Magnetic Base and go through the bed leveling process. Then start printing!