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FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:55 am
by Frankenstein
Hi FelixPrinter users!
I want to share some information what I did to my Felix 3.0.

Short version:
Only kept the mechanics and added:

Update 04.11.2015
- SmoothieBoard 4C 32bit controller board
- Passive cooled 24V 360W PSU
- Magnetic E3Dv6 printhead http://www.felixprinters.com/forum/view ... f=9&t=1803 designed by myself
- Inductive bed probe
- HAL endstops for min & max on each axis
- Bondtech Extruder V2
- PEI coated 5mm aluminum print bed
- 180W high power kapton heater
- Astrosyn NEMA17 dampeners
- Feet with Taica Gel Pads

ABS printing is now enjoyable!!! Details on Google+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/MGdb3

If someone needs spare parts, I have a lot of stuff left over:
https://plus.google.com/+AlexSkoruppa/posts/Bu35qKkmJ94

A foto of the beast:

Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:00 pm
by satoer
Interesting, please tell us more.
Where did you get the PEI heatbed from? I see 4 screws in the corner’s how did you’ve attach this? (picture?)
What are the improvements of the SmoothieBoard besides more silent steppers by the higher stepper frequency? Why up the voltage to 24V?

Does the software automatic leveling make the print skewed?

Extreme example:
skewed.jpg
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Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:59 pm
by Makron

Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:52 pm
by hoolito
satoer wrote: Where did you get the PEI heatbed from?
I bought mine from :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013H ... ailpages00
Still haven't tried though.

Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:56 pm
by seaton
Nice Built!!!


Do you have any details about your bed mods? looks nice and solid

Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:29 pm
by Frankenstein
satoer wrote:Interesting, please tell us more.
Where did you get the PEI heatbed from? I see 4 screws in the corner’s how did you’ve attach this? (picture?)
What are the improvements of the SmoothieBoard besides more silent steppers by the higher stepper frequency? Why up the voltage to 24V?

Does the software automatic leveling make the print skewed?

Extreme example:
skewed.jpg
I bought the blue PEI coated aluminum print bed from http://www.my3dtec.de/. But they are quite expensive, a cheaper and equally good source of PEI aluminum printbeds is http://clever3d.de.
The bed is attached to a Prusa i3 style bed holder. Check out the fotos here:
https://plus.google.com/+AlexSkoruppa/posts/Nx6RsctBLH3

Smoothie is very nice documented, cool to configure, C++ not C for hammer throwers, 32- bit, modern....I like it. 24V because it cuts the amperes in half by doubling the voltage. Important when you use a high powered heater and you don't want to fry the controller fuse or have problems finding a 12V supply that's silent AND delivers enough amperes. My bed now heats up to 120degree for ABS I think in 5min or so....

Regarding the leveling I use the Cartesian leveling from smoothie. It measures your bed on 3 points, calculates the plane and you only have to zero it on the 1st probe point. Done.

Re: FrankensteinFelix

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:43 am
by Frankenstein
Updated 1st message in thread, after upgrading FrankensteinFelix with a new printhead.