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Printing the Starter Circuit


Now that the first layer is finished, we're going to print three more layers and measure the circuit's conductivity. Press print again, but this time enter *3* instead of the default *1* into the *Print each image x times* dialogue box. Un-tick the drying option, make sure that *Pause after each pass* is selected and press print again. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/hfJeOw60SyeLAEwXczTU_Screen%20Shot%202015-03-05%20at%206.31.10%20pm.png", "Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 6.31.10 pm.png", "243", "175", "#4696e1", "" ], "caption": "Print more!" } ] } [/block] This time after the layer is complete, the carriage will move home and a dialogue box will appear giving you the option to resume. Dry the print as before and click resume. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/iNdfA3kVQxyODT7Yh0Ry_Screen%20Shot%202015-03-05%20at%206.34.41%20pm.png", "Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 6.34.41 pm.png", "232", "145", "#4195e3", "" ], "caption": "Pause more!" } ] } [/block] Entering multiple passes in the print dialogue box means the software doesn't have to reprocess the file for each pass. Repeat the drying and printing two more times until the resume dialogue no longer appears. After you've finished the last three layers (four total), we will measure the circuit's conductivity along the longest trace. You do this by probing between the two ends with your multimeter set to resistance mode. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/B0jcZHSIN9L241RcmQr5_800px-Measuring_conductivity.JPG", "800px-Measuring_conductivity.JPG", "667", "500", "#3e7bc4", "" ], "caption": "Check the resistance of the starter circuit." } ] } [/block] Your multimeter should read between 100 - 10k ohms. If it's not conductive at all, check out the troubleshooting guide [**here**](http://wiki.cartesianco.com/troubleshooting). [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "I don't have a multimeter. What do I do?", "body": "Buy one. Seriously." } [/block] Print another three passes and measure the conductivity again. Once we have printed six layers total, the resistance should be around 4 ohms. Feel free to print more passes to see how the resistance decreases. Once you're happy, remove the stone paper from the Argentum print area. [**Next >**](doc:starter-circuit-assembly)