Sunday, October 2, 2011

New electronics INSTALLED!

Just finished installing my new Gen4 electronics! The first thing I noticed was the reduction in noise! this thing is amazingly quiet now, and with the MK7 Extruder, I've been pushing for higher and higher quality (test print running now at 0.1 mm/layer.

Hit a couple snags during installation, the worst of which was running out of plugs (even with a splitter on one of them) on my ATX supply! However, it was pretty easy to solve by hooking up the power supply from an old USB-IDE converter.

Pics of the build:

Other than the color of the boards, doesn't look that much different from the Gen3's, o wait, there's an extra stepper driver :-D YAY!

Interface board, with arrows drawn onto the keys :-) I'll probably print some keys for it later as well, make it a bit more proffessional.

This peice of flex tube goes from the boards to the extruder, I twist tied some of the wires to an empty mounting hole on the extruder stepper driver so that it stays upright :-)

Gen7 extruder and safety cutoff board! Got everything working, then accidentally broke a fan blade, so now it buzzes really loudly, gonna try n re-balance it, but that's not as easy as one would think...

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