Printrbot Simple Pro Hyperpixel touchscreen mount

A new front panel to mount a Hyperpixel Pi touchscreen to a Printrbot Simple Pro

3D printer parts and enhancements

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Learn more or download attribution tags

Description

A new front panel to mount a Hyperpixel Pi touchscreen to a Printrbot Simple Pro.

Print vertically! (rotate the file 90° in Cura) Use support, should be easy to snap out. And brim, at it's tall and narrow.

It'll be a tight fit, literally 1mm to spare. If it doesn't fit your printer, try tweaking the OpenScad file.

I'm using this GUI for OctoPrint https://github.com/Z-Bolt/OctoScreen There are a few, all forks of OctoPrint-TFT with different features and bugfixes https://github.com/norbim1/OctoPrint-TFT

Materials and methods

Print vertically! (rotate the file 90° in Cura) Use support, should be easy to snap out. And brim, at it's tall and narrow.

You'll need:

* Raspberry Pi A+
* Hyperpixel capacitive Pi touchscreen (by Pimoroni).
* 2.5mm short standoffs to directly connect the screen to the Pi, you may need washers / spacers too.
* Right angle USB micro cable with the rubber whittled down (to power the Pi).
* Backward angle USB A cable / extender to connect to the printer.
* Rotate the Printrboard G2 so the USB port is facing inside the printer.
* Get the shortest right angle USB B (printer) cable you can, wind it up and cable tie it in place. The X motor goes right in the middle of that loop of cable and you don't want it catching.

See internal pictures for detail.

You can power the Pi from the Powerboard. The schematics are confusing and inconsistent so I'm going to say the 2 columns are A and B, then the rows go from 1. Ok, in the last image with the jumper cable you can see pin A1 needs connecting to pin B3 to make the relay trip and power go to the Printrboard. A1 is also +5v which you use to power the Pi. Pin B1 is then ground. So splice the micro USB cable such that A1 goes to red and A2 to black, also solder on a jumper from A1 to B3. Please double check all of this as I may be wrong, use a multimeter, check the schematics, don't do it if you're not comfortable. You could blow something up!

Documents

Issues

Issues are used to track todos, bugs or requests. To get started, you could create an issue.

Comments

0a0e62827650cd2518e37927b375198c?default=blank&size=40sfcgeorge published this design ago