Author Topic: bulk fillament hack toggle switch  (Read 398 times)


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bulk fillament hack toggle switch
« on: April 12, 2015, 06:12:10 pm »
As the pins of my cartridge sensor were FUBAR I decided to install a permanent "hack". I took a cartridge chip from a new cartridge and hard-wired it to the Cube's mainboard with a switch in the middle. When I need to print I switch it on so the Cube detects a cartridge, while printing I can switch it off to prevent the counter from writing to the chip and allowing me to print bulk fillament. Be careful not to fry the chip, it can not handle heat that well. I managed to overheat the first chip soldering the wires.

For those interested: the cartridge chip:

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Re: bulk fillament hack toggle switch
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 04:27:53 am »
Nice work.  Exactly what I did.  Works a treat - although momentary switch would be better, so you dont forget to turn it off.