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by kazolar
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Re: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade

Here is a sample print close up done at 90mm/sec print speed and 200 mm/sec travel speeds. I think travels can be even faster -- no more skipping steps :) The overhangs are perfect. This worked perfectly at .2mm layer height.
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by kazolar
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Re: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade

Adding a 5th stepper was easy. I got a stepper driver expansion board from Amazon for ~$6 for a pair (I plan to do a similar upgrade to my other Marlin based printer) -- and then all I did is run ground, step, and enable, dir, +5V and 24v to the expansion module and plug in one of the stepsticks (wi...
by kazolar
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Re: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade

So I did an initial test print and I can conclusively say that the Azteeg board is drastically better than the Rumba. I did a print at 90 mm/sec with 2000mm/sec^2. And the results are cleaner than printing at 60mm/sec with 900 mm/sec^2. Clearly there is something to the Arduino based boards not bein...
by kazolar
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Smoothieware/Azteeg X5 Mini upgrade

I started getting things ready to replace rumba with a smoothie board -- the Azteeg X5 Mini specifically. It has only 4 stepper drivers built in, so I will be using one of the tmc2100 included with my Series 1 Pro for the extruder and I will run the xyz steppers on the Azteeg board. So far the only ...
by kazolar
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Active cooling shroud/fan duct
Replies: 9
Views: 3207

Re: Active cooling shroud/fan duct

Watch for clogs and extrusion failures. The noctua fans push noticeably less air. I had tried this mod on my other printer and the results were not good. I went back to noiser fans, though scythe fans I ran in my other printer I pretty quiet, and work very well. I would rather have a noisy machine w...
by kazolar
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Better cooling and remote power up
Replies: 6
Views: 8113

Re: Better cooling and remote power up

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-- View of the fan underneath
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-- view of the relay inside the printer (sorry a bit blurry)
by kazolar
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: Better cooling and remote power up
Replies: 6
Views: 8113

Re: Better cooling and remote power up

So I have the fan blowing out. I'm not entirely sure it's the right thing, I will probably rotate it when I open it to take some pics as the air coming out is very cool, and only gets warm at about 8-9 hours into a print. I still have the stock fan, so there are 2 fans. I made a connector which acce...
by kazolar
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Better cooling and remote power up
Replies: 6
Views: 8113

Re: Better cooling and remote power up

Here is the picture of the fan. I relocated the heated bed cable -- it should really be on the left side anyway since that's where it comes off the bed. The Remote power is a bit more involved. I ran into a really odd thing. Why is the Series1 firmware baud rate set to 230400? There is no logical re...
by kazolar
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Better cooling and remote power up
Replies: 6
Views: 8113

Better cooling and remote power up

I found that even with the new stepper drivers, the printer can't go faster than 60 mm/s without the drivers overheating. So I created a mounting for an 80mm fan with a built in grate. The fan is wired in series with the current 12v fan blowing across the rumba. It positions the fan right over the r...

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