Author Topic: FrankenCube v0.1 Its ALIVE!!!  (Read 7540 times)


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Re: FrankenCube v0.1 Its ALIVE!!!
« on: December 05, 2014, 04:55:20 am »
Hi Fritz,

Ill try to make this as simple as possible...  Dont waste your time with the cube as is.  If you're thinking about it  - leap right in.  I've had to make quite a few changes to the chassis, heaps to the electronics etc, but geez was it worth it.  Print quality to so much superior to what the Cube 2 could do as it was purchased.  Im so happy with the results.  Here's a pic of the nearly finished product.

Basically, from a wiring perspective, here's how it goes.  Everything wired as a normal Marlin setup would be, however :   X and Y endstops MUST be wired to the MIN endstop location on RAMPS 1.4 and the Z must be wired to the Z MAX endstop on RAMPS.  Fans (I've used 5) I reused from the ones I pulled out of the original Cube Setup.  I used Cable ties to loosely connect the fans to each motor, one around the girth of the motor, then 2 more connecting the fan to the girth cabletie.  Then just wired all of them in Parallel to D9 on the RAMPS.  Most important is the fan over the RAMPS.  If you dont use the fan, your stepper drivers will get too hot and skip steps and the worst possible time.  Trust me, just wire it in.  As for Firmware, here is the modified firmware im using.  The solution in the end was simple, but getting there took days of screwing around.  There was no manual or help anywhere to do this, so I had to experiment a lot.

If anyone has any questions, or requires detailed pics, please let me know. 

By the way, that first one drive link will be where I post pics of this project.  Check back often as I'll add more pics as requested and as the project develops.

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