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SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO SWITCH OFF

Recently, as the price of 3D printers started to fall, I took the plunge and bought a Creality Ender 3 printer.

As those of you who have also taken the plunge will know, once you have the bug, the add-ons, upgrades, etc. soon follow. One upgrade I thought would be good to have is a method by which the printer will shut itself off. This enables you to make long prints that finish at some ungodly hour without the worry of the printer idling away until you can get back to turn it off.

The mandatory internet search came up with an Arduino-controlled motion sensor that would detect when the printer stopped moving the extruder head

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