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Cube 3D printer discussion / My Cube 3D 2nd Gen Upgrade
« on: November 05, 2015, 09:24:23 am »
I thought I'd share how I upgraded my Cube3D 2nd Generation 3D printer.

My first foray into 3D printing was almost dashed when I bought this Cube printer on eBay.

I was seduced by the size and looks of the machine. Compared to the leviathans I had been looking at, this one could actually sit on my desk and look at home with my iMac. After my first few prints, my hopes were dashed, as the results were very hit-and-miss.

I could have just sold the printer on, but as I liked the size and look of the printer, I decided to follow the lead, and install new electronics and marlin firmware, in the hope that I could make the printer do as it should, and with a reasonable quality.

Here is a picture of the results of my labour.
Currently, the printer can be connected to using bluetooth, and the SD card option is available through the LCD screen.
I'm not convinced with the Bluetooth connection, as sometimes the printer cannot receive commands quick enough, and the printer will "stutter".

My latest plans are to remove the bluetooth and screen, and install a Raspberry Pi running OctoPrint. I am testing this option now.

Here is a photo of the original and updated printer. In future posts, I will show how I did the upgrade, and will make the modified Marlin software I use available.

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