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Crazy question.... convert R1 to R2?

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Michael Stone, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Michael Stone

    Michael Stone Member

    May 4, 2013
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    I've got an R1 and some spare parts. I've seen some threads about people wanting to covert their printer to more of the box design:

    I guess it is "CoreXY" or H-bot design that the new R2 systems are.

    Has anyone done this? I'd love to convert mine over and add features like auto-leveling as well as create something easier to box and ventilate. I searched the forums a little, but didn't find anything that looks like a complete thread on how to do it.
  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
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    Feb 21, 2013
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    Upgrading any of the earlier ones to an R1+ is straightforward.
    Going to the R2 is less clear. There is extra hardware involved, but if you go to Marlin 1.10 (see @WheresWaldo thread on that) and use a raspberryPi with OctoPrint you are 95% of the way there.

    The electronics is slightly different, not sure if it is effectively any different.
    #2 mark tomlinson, Mar 3, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017

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