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TinkerGnome firmware port for Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate (from Ultimaker 2)

By Hannes Klausner. He puts 2 differents versions of TinkerGnome firmware port for Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate into the zipped folder.

#1 version

This version is for the original/stock hotend up to 260°C

#2 version

This version is for Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend (Check on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ymcWtO ) Up to 300°C
!Becarful : 300°C max works only with Micro Swiss Hotend. With the original/stock hotend you destroy the PTFE tube inside.

These versions have 2 Options: “Geek Mod” and “Normal Mod”.

You can now modify nearly everything through this printer. PID auto-tune, Z axis speed, current of the motors, move the axis.
Display shows much more options like flow rate, speed (accurate mm/s), % of finished, at which hight you are at the moment(when a print fails), you can also start at a specific point from the printer out ( so you don’t need to modify in S3D).

Firmware also supports M600 and auto bed leveling (with probe)

Download the firmware here :


How to flash this firmware on Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate :

Tutorial: Install firmware Marlin 1.1 on 3D printer Monoprice Maker Ultimate & Wanhao Duplicator 6

Original Firmware Github :


All firmwares for Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate:

Wiki for Monoprice Maker Ultimate & Wanhao Duplicator 6 : Tips, Upgrade, Tutorials, Parts, FAQ

Tutorial : Control Kodi with Google Home & Google Assistant & IFTTT

Last modified on 13 December, 2017 at 10 h 05 min

Work on Google Home & Google Home Mini & Google Home Max


– Introduction
– My Configuration
– Tutorial
– Others Notes
– Officials Links
– 3D Printed parts
– Accessories


Hi, I took advantage of a rainy weekend to update my multimedia players, having bought a new Raspberry Pi 3 during the BlackFriday, I took the opportunity to print a new box.

I choose this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1956623

Having received a few days ago the speaker Google Home, I wanted to set up a maximum of automation in the house.

Note: I don’t use at Home Amazon Alexa, because she don’t speak french yet.

The technology and platforms available (Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa …) have evolved since my first tests realized 2 years ago with S.A.R.A.H. v3, on Youtube :

My configuration:

Help to use LibreElec on Android box:

Tutorial to control Kodi through your Google Home / Google Assistant

Currently to control Kodi V17 with Google Assistant, you have 3 solutions / alternatives

  • Use Glitch to create a web server in 2 min (but limited to only 1 Kodi)
  • Create a web server on your PC (Windows or Linux) (manage several Kodi)
  • Create a web server on a NAS server (management of several Kodi, standalone and automatic start).
    Tutorial to install GoogleHomeKodi on NAS Synology: https://warlord0blog.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/google-home-and-kodi/

Example : You want play a movie: “Hey Google, kodi play [movie name]”

It will search for the given movie name and play it. Currently, you can perform more than 35 actions by voice !

OmerTu compiled on GitHub the necessary elements. The project is called GoogleHomeKodi:

Note: Master and Dev branchs will soon merge.

Install Webserver on NAS Synology

If you want to use this Webserver on NAS Synology (linux) like me, check this link : https://warlord0blog.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/google-home-and-kodi/

For installing Webserver on Synology, don’t froget to connect with Putty in admin (default, the admin account is disabled)

Others Notes:

The next version of Kodi V18 will work with Google Assistant (with some platforms limitations).


Beta Demo of Kodi 18 with Google Assistant :

Links :


3D Printed parts :

Raspberry Pi 3 case : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1956623
Google Home Wall mount : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2426589 

My collection on Thingiverse for Google Home / Mini / Max : https://www.thingiverse.com/Printer3D_One/collections/google-home-home-mini-home-max

Accessories :

Tutorial for Micro Swiss all metal hotend with slotted cooling block for Duplicator 6 & Ultimate

Last modified on 8 December, 2017 at 7 h 55 min

Hi everyone,

I finally received the full all metal hotend with slotted cooling block for duplicator 6 kit ordered directly from Micro-Swiss with all nozzles 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm and 1.00mm

I will test and review it soon !

Check the price of all Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate

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all Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6 Direct Seller Amazon eBay AmazonFR

Presentation by Micro Swiss

This is Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend kit for Wanhao Duplicator 6 with the following improvements:

  • Slotted Clamping system
  • No set screw to ding and damage thermal tube
  • Significantly better heat transfer (this is a big one!!!)
  • Easier disassemble and adjustments
  • Precise control on bore diameter


  • WANHAO Duplicator 6
  • Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer

Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend Kit Features

This upgrade includes a modified thermal barrier tube and modified nozzle with modified cooling block. Thermal barrier tube is made from 2 different materials. The lower thermal break is made from stainless steel, and the colder upper part is made from aluminum. Stainless steel was used for thermal break because it offers low thermal conductivity, and aluminum was used for the upper portion because it has a lot better thermal conductivity, to carry away any heat from the filament. All metal hotend will let you print at much higher temperature than possible with original PTFE lined one. Another benefit of an all metal hotend design is more consistent melt chamber control. During slow extrusion rate, in PTFE lined hotend, transition zone from solid to molten plastic tends to creep upward creating more stringy prints. With all metal design a transition zone is always constant, being located right at the heat break. With fast extrusion rate, PTFE tube doesn’t have enough thermal conductivity to properly melt all the plastic coming out. On original extruders that limitation happens around 60 mm/s, depending on nozzle size. All metal hotend solves this problem, plastic is surrounded by thermally conductive nozzle throughout its length.


Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6
Online version of Micro Swiss PDF tutorial

Step by Step Installation Instructions

Included in the kit:

  • Slotted Cooling Block
  • Thermal Barrier Tube
  • Plated nozzle for Micro Swiss
  • All metal Hotend Kit
  • 3/32 Allen Key

Tools Needed:

  • Small adjustable pliers or wrench
  • 9mm socket
  • 1.5mm Allen Key
  • 2.0mm Allen Key
  • 2.5mm Allen Key
  • 3/32 Allen Key (included with kit)

1. Lower the build plate to have enough clearance for disassembly.

2. Remove Cooling Fan and Duct.

3. Preheat the extruder to 230C.

4. Remove original nozzle while supporting heater block with adjustable pliers /wrench. Be very careful,
nozzle is extremely hot. Use 9mm socket for the nozzle.

5. Shut the power off. Let the machine and nozzle cool down before proceeding
6. Remove top cooling fan. (Mark it with identification label because top and bottom fans can be mixed
up when assembling back)

7. Loosen both set screws holding thermal tube. Use 1.5mm Allen key.

8. Remove hotend from the cooling block.

9. Remove thermal tube out of the heater block.

10. Remove cooling block using 2.0mm Allen Key.

11. Before installing new Slotted Cooling block, insert All Metal thermal tube and lightly tighten in with the top set screw

12. Slide Slotted Cooling block over the thermal tube and bolt it down.

13. Loosen top set screw and remove All Metal thermal tube.

14. Install Micro Swiss Allmetal Hotend Nozzle. Screw it in all the way in, until it bottoms out, then back it off ¼ of a turn.

15. Using finger pressure, screw in Allmetal thermal barrier tube, until it bottoms out. (make sure)

16. Insert Hotend into Slotted Cooling block and clamp it down using 3/32 Allen Key (included with kit)

Using 1.5mm Allen Key, tighten top set screw as well.
17. Install top fan back on cooling block.

18. Preheat the nozzle to 230C.

19. Tighten and seat the nozzle while supporting heater block with adjustable wrench. (Be careful, nozzle and heater bock are now hot)

20. Install lower cooling fan and duct.

21. Re-level the bed.
22. Enjoy your Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend.

Tips to get best results with All Metal Hotend:

  • Reduce retraction amount. All Metal Hotend needs a lot less retraction.
    We had luck printing PLA with as little as 0.5mm retraction, without oozing.
    For PETG, try 1.0mm retraction.
  • For PLA, you might need to increase extruder temperature 10-15 degrees.@MicroSwissLLC | #MicroSwissLLC | Facebook.com/microswissllc

> Download Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6 Tutorial

Bondtech BMG extruder Upgrade for Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate

Last modified on 8 December, 2017 at 20 h 39 min


Bondtech now brings you the best and lightest performing extruder on the market, that combines low weight with high feeding capacity together with our proven and highly celebrated Dual-Drive technology for maximum performance without grinding and slipping. The below chart shows the pushing force of different materials and the weight of this extruders compared to competitors.

Change for Bondtech BMG extruder on Wanhao Duplicator 6 & Monoprice Maker Ultimate

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Bondtech BMG extruder – Wanhao Duplicator 6 (more info on official website) Direct Seller
Amazon Ebay


This extruder upgrade kit will solve your feeding and grinding problems and will also give you higher resolution that will improve surface quality. It will also allow to print faster with sustained quality and no risk for grinding the filament.

It features our new lightweight BMG extruder with internal 3:1 gearing ratio combined with our DualDrive precision cnc-machined hardened steel gears for maximum performance an for a long lifetime.

This kit includes the following parts:

  • 1x BMG Extruder
  • 1x CNC machined Aluminium mounting bracket
  • 1x Board holder (fdm-printed in ABS)
  • 1x Adapter piece with internal PTFE guide tube
  • 2x M3x5 screws (to mount the board holder)

How to step-by-step:

Add steps/mm mod for Bondtech extruder

Don’t forget to add this line in starting script G-code in your slicer (Cura, Simplify3D …)

M92 E415; steps/mm mod for Bondtech extruder

for more info http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code#M92:_Set_axis_steps_per_unit

Installation note on homing in Y-axis

On some printers it is necessary to add an O-ring to the plastic parts that activates
the end stop in y-axis as the extruder otherwise can hit the frame when doing a
homing to y zero. Take the included O-ring and place it over the white plastic piece
on the bearing block and position it so it will hit the end stop according to the
photos below.


Bondtech benefits

Multi-material capability

fully-guidedOur new BMG extruder feeds all material with high reliability, from slippery nylons and soft TPU/TPE filaments to highly rigid and sometimes brittle carbon-filled high-strength materials. The extruder is designed for 1.75 mm filaments, but has been tested to ensure performance of filament from 1.5 mm up to 2.0 mm allowing for high reliability regardless of the tolerance of the filament used. The filament path is fully guided throughout the extruder body and the housing maintains tight tolerances to the drive gears mitigating the chances of Filament misfeed when the hotend experiences increased back pressure or highly flexible filaments are used.

Adjustable tension

BMG-PretensionThe thumbscrew tensioner allows the user to fine-tune the pressure exerted by the drive gears onto the filament.  This gives you the power to adjust according to your preferences and to optimize for the type of material you are using.




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