I was sick of the original extrude which was chewing the filament.
I'm using a 7mm diameter filament pulley (aka MK8 filament pulley). With it, my firmware extruder's feedrate is set at 138 steps/mm (driver setup is 16 microstepping).
Extra parts needed:
7mm diameter filament pulley
1x 624ZZ bearing
1x M4x8mm flat head screw
2x M4 nut
I also migrated to 1.75mm filament ( the 3mm one was breaking alone overnight, and also harder to feed )
See it working here: https://youtu.be/QBE8fT5O4Ug
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