Touchscreen for Printrbot Pro (Donated Version) and Mains Heated Bed

Mods for an early version Printrbot Pro

3D printer parts and enhancements

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Brook Drumm

Description

Brook and the folks at Printrbot were nice enough to donate an early version of the Printrbot Pro to me so I could refurbish it for a local school. The Robotics club at Como High School wanted the printer, but I wanted to give the printer a few upgrades. I added a touchscreen with Wifi control (via the MKSTFT 28, and the MKSTFT-WIFI). I also added a Mains 200W Heated Bed via an SSR in a small "Sidecar" enclosure.

The printer Brook donated used one of the F5 Printrboards instead of the G2 board used in the production Printrbot Pro printer. So in order to get Serial (Tx/Rx) working on the F5 board I had to compile the firmware with some edits. I have included both the hex file I used for the F5, and my Marlin folder which includes the edits. I also had to solder pins onto the F5 board to get the TxRx outputs in order to run that up to the touchscreen. The touchscreen can be run off 5V or 12V. With the Wifi board connected 12V is recommended. You can find a bunch of information on the touchscreen here: https://github.com/makerbase-mks/MKS-TFT

I like the touchscreen a lot because you can edit the graphics via tools provided on the makerbase github. There is also a text file that you can edit to customize buttons and macros on the LCD to suit your own tastes.

Materials and methods

There are too many materials used to make these modifications (CNC cut enclosures, powdercoating, soldering, firmware modifications, wiring, graphics editing, etc.) But I have included a bunch of the files I made and used. Hopefully someone can find some of it useful.

Documents

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    Adoptabot Final Firmware
    HEX  β€“  270 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Adoptabot Heated Bed Silicon Heater Pad
    PDF  β€“  80 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Adoptabot Heated Bed Silicon Heater Pad
    X_T  β€“  110 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Adoptabot Heated Bed Silicon Heater Pad
    STEP  β€“  270 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Adoptabot Heated Bed Silicon Heater Pad Fusion360
    F3D  β€“  150 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Adoptabot Printrbot Pro Mkstft
    STL  β€“  190 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Flat Pattern Ssr Cover
    DXF  β€“  49 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Heat Spreader
    STEP  β€“  110 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Heat Spreader
    SLDPRT  β€“  700 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Heat Spreader
    X_T  β€“  29 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Heat Spreader Fusion360
    F3D  β€“  52 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Heated Bed Assembly
    SLDASM  β€“  110 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Marlin Printrbot Prod
    ZIP  β€“  2.7 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Mkstft Config Files
    ZIP  β€“  370 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Printrbot Pro Touchscreen Mod Fusion360
    F3D  β€“  9.2 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Seal
    STL  β€“  57 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Seal
    SLDPRT  β€“  84 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Solidworks Lc Dmod
    ZIP  β€“  9.8 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Ssr Cover
    SLDPRT  β€“  1.4 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Ssr Cover Fusion360
    F3D  β€“  160 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Touchscreen Mod
    X_T  β€“  290 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018
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    Touchscreen Mod
    STEP  β€“  770 kb
    Version 1 - Feb 16, 2018

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Mini untitled 1Eric Lien published this design ago