Electronical upgrade (Rumba board) + E3D Kraken

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Bachgassenbande
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Electronical upgrade (Rumba board) + E3D Kraken

Post by Bachgassenbande »

As this is my next project;
I'm starting a new topic to share experience and enable discussions

Rumba Board:
http://reprap.org/wiki/RUMBA
Capable of 3 extruders
Stepper driver choosable

E3D Kraken:
http://e3d-online.com/The-Kraken
4 Nozzle bowden feeder
Water or fan cooled
Felix 2.0
E3D Kraken Hotend
3mm Glas bed
LED light bar upgrade

Makron
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Post by Makron »

I cant wait !!

Hope we get to se LOTS of PICS !!

twicx
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Post by twicx »

Oooh this is very interesting, cos it's quite similar to the upgrade I'm doing (although you're is much beefier!!)

I'm doing Rumba, New Z Axis (New HIWIN Rail + NEMA 17 Linear Threaded Motor), Dual E3D Extruder (New design, based on Micron Extruder using 2 x NEMA 11 5:1 geared motors).

Some parts already arrived, namely the ABS/PLA for plastic parts, the Rumba board, and the 2 hobbed gears for inside the extruder.

Like you, I'm going to make a new thread for it this evening to keep everyone updated on the progress.

Looking forward to see how you get on though! I suspect I might need a bit of your help/advice when it comes to the rumba, but best of luck with the upgrades!

Bachgassenbande
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Post by Bachgassenbande »

Just an update:

- DRV8825 32 microstep/step stepper drivers are ordered and on their way to me
- Rumba board ordered but not send
- http://www.reprapdiscount.com/home/34-f ... oller.html
Display ordered and on it's way
- Kraken on pre oder since December


As soon as i got the Rumba board and the LCD I will try to setup the equipment and test

@twicx - We really should share experience here to get the Rumba board running
Felix 2.0
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LED light bar upgrade

twicx
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Post by twicx »

Definitely. I actually went with the other drivers, cos there seems to be a bit more support for them. Very surprised the Kraken is on preorder for that long!

twicx
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Post by twicx »

PARTS BONANZA!!!
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First batch of parts arrived this evening. Super mini geared hobs are really cool, and also, considering i got a fan with the rumba, I'm thinking 2 x 40x40x10mm fans will be a nice looking way of cooling the electronics enclosure. Gonna start designing that this evening.

satoer
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Post by satoer »

I have that LCD, well not that one, but a cheap Chinese knock off on ebay. Works great on my RAMPS board. But I did need to re-solder a female connector to a male and add some extra pins.

Now I'm in de process creating a enclosure for it :) If it's done ill share it.

Good luck with the Kraken! I was in the process of maybe Beta testing it, but I finally declined it because of the water cooling. I think the e3D single head with direct cooling and heatsink is a way more reliable solution.
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
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Bachgassenbande
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Post by Bachgassenbande »

@satoer
Looking forward to see your dual head E3D v5 upgrade ;)
Felix 2.0
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shapiloff
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Post by shapiloff »

@satoer

your one head version works perfect)
already have everything except an enclosure, so ... waiting for it)

Mayhem
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Post by Mayhem »

I am getting RUMBA also whit full graphic lcd.
Does the RUMBA fit in the felix electrical box?
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