Heated Bed

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Seph351
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Heated Bed

Postby Seph351 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:08 pm

I've been playing around with the idea of a DIY heated bed for the Series 1, so consider this post the start of such project.

I will continue to update this post as things progress, as for right now its still all mostly in my head along with the rest of the crazy.

Glass Bed Concept
Image

Heater Element

Insulation

Wiring/Electronics

Mounts

Full Assembly

dsp39
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby dsp39 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:37 am

I've been thinking about it, too. Just bought a MK2 PCB heatbed...

LaserGnomes
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby LaserGnomes » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:45 am

Have you all seen the analog heated bed?
Check it out... classy!

turnrock
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby turnrock » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:56 am

I think Andrew mentioned in a post that you will need to upgrade the powersupply to use a heated bed...but I could be wrong like usual.

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Re: Heated Bed

Postby LaserGnomes » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:23 am

Our understanding is that the introduction of the heated bed would at least remove the quick removal bed option. Although not really used for swapping beds out for quick print switches it IS nice for removing the pieces and not putting that strain on the machine itself with the prying and torquing etc possibly throwing off level/alignments.

But a better or separate PS unit for that to work would not be unexpected.

Seph351
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby Seph351 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:45 am

Also depends on what alterations have been done by TAM's code and if they changed anything.

For right now I am thinking of just doing it with manual control and a independent PSU until I can get some more specs to go off of

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Re: Heated Bed

Postby AndrewRutter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:24 pm

Seph351 wrote:Also depends on what alterations have been done by TAM's code and if they changed anything.

For right now I am thinking of just doing it with manual control and a independent PSU until I can get some more specs to go off of


We've changed very little in the Marlin Config. You should be able to go in and change pins.h to setup things however you want (we modified the ramps1.4, 33, config).

Seph351
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby Seph351 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:16 pm

AndrewRutter wrote:
Seph351 wrote:Also depends on what alterations have been done by TAM's code and if they changed anything.

For right now I am thinking of just doing it with manual control and a independent PSU until I can get some more specs to go off of


We've changed very little in the Marlin Config. You should be able to go in and change pins.h to setup things however you want (we modified the ramps1.4, 33, config).


Awesome software side of this project may not be difficult at all

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Re: Heated Bed

Postby Elijah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:35 pm

Interestingly enough, I've been planning on a project to make a "Series 1 + HBP" Platform.
I'd use a PCB Heatbed because they are super easy to source, and are a standard.

turnrock wrote:I think Andrew mentioned in a post that you will need to upgrade the powersupply to use a heated bed...but I could be wrong like usual.


You're right. This particular heatbed eats 120W (10A @ 12V) and is a temporary solution.

I think I'll go ahead with messing with this in the next couple weeks since I already have a heatbed lying around from my old Prusa Mendel :)
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turnrock
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Re: Heated Bed

Postby turnrock » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 am

Elijah or anyone that knows,
if someone was to replace the power supply for a heatbed could they just get a 12v 30a or should it be close or exact to what the draw will be?
What's the ps on Series1 15A?


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