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Added some new leds

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Dbeal, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Dbeal

    Dbeal Active Member

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    Sorry the about the video quality. I can actually see what I am printing now.

     
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  2. Peter Krska

    Peter Krska Active Member

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    Fantastic. I'm loving it!
    Care to elaborate?
     
  3. Dbeal

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    Ordered 5050 led light strips with 44 key IR remote from ebay 14 dollars. Just hooked it up to the 12 volt power supply ( thanks Mike) and the leds have 3m tape on the back side, just attched it to the top case. Even if you don't use the remote when you power on the printer the lights come on.
     
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  4. Mikethinks

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    I dont know how I went 3 weeks before doing this myself. Its such a huge improvement on the dark cave that was the print area beforehand.
     
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  5. Mike Kelly

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    I think I had LED's sitting on my desk for like 5 months before I ever got around to installing them. That was a mistake. They're so nice to have.

    Now I just need some lighting up my nozzle...
     
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  6. Dbeal

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    I will take some inside photos of the Robo today. I can see everything clear, I like the light.
     
  7. Dbeal

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    I have the LED's ran up one side, across the top and back down the other side. I need to buy some led connectors to run more lights, but my current set up is working good.

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    20150120_203607.jpg I think I can see a lot better now. (Added more leds)
     
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  10. Steven Stowell

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    Wow nice. I just tossed 3 white leds on the print head itself. I may have to pick up some strips myself. I don't like the blue that was on the stock printer so I will just grab some white strips in the next few days.
     
  11. Dbeal

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    I purchased a LED light kit from ebay like the link below (Note you can also buy a LED kit that has a stand alone power supply)
    (Led light kit)http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-5050-RGB...tring_Lights_Fairy_Lights&hash=item2a23fed446

    (Led kit with Power Supply)http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Waterpro...524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2edc963a8c

    Found a connector plug that when in the remote led box that came with the kit and hooked this up to the power supply under the Robo3d. I just now purchased some cross connectors to T everything off. These are RGB light and you can choice to change the colors with the remote, but I stick with the white you can see a lot better.

    (Cross)http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-10mm-S...arts_and_Accessories&var=&hash=item19e1b0bf29
     
  12. robert sanchez

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    All the parts finally made it in. Still had to solder some connections to make them reliable. In honor of Valentine's Day here is some red.
     

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  13. Dbeal

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    Looks good, I bet you can see a lot better!
     
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  14. robert sanchez

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    Oh yeah tons better. Worth the effort. I also unwired the original blues. So now I can have lights on/off as I chose. Usually off once it's printing. Thanks for the idea.
     
  15. Dbeal

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    I put the blue ones under my printer.
     

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