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by jeeplvr
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Re: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

I watched some of the YouTube reviews and it looks very similar to repetier in almost every way. It does have more advanced options and the control over the support is nice. The problem people seem to be having is with support and documentation. Also one guy said he bought it to replace the UP softw...
by jeeplvr
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Re: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

Thanks for the information. I have already replaced the hot end and extruder a while back but went back to the UP extruder since I could not modify the firmware to dial in the stepper speeds etc. I am considering placing the new extruder in for a test after I get it all up and running. Right now my ...
by jeeplvr
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Re: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

Still waiting for the board to come from China. Probably in a week or so.
by jeeplvr
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Re: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

The wire tracing and labeling is done.
I am going to use an AXT computer power supply for the 12 volt dc power.
I am wiring the push button on the front of the case to the LED lights and the power switch on the back cover will of course control the board power.
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by jeeplvr
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Up Mini perf board heater mod
Replies: 52
Views: 55455

Re: Up Mini perf board heater mod

I have an 80c switch in my mini and it hits 80c quickly. It sounds like you have an issue with resistance or low voltage or something.
by jeeplvr
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Re: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

Another issue with the Mini will be bed leveling. Currently there is no solid way to level the bed without the help of the UP software. Things like print calibration will also need to be addressed.
by jeeplvr
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board
Replies: 39
Views: 34629

Converting Mini to CBD Chitu 3.1 board

I am converting my Mini to a CBD Chitu 3.1 control board. My reason is that my Mini cpu is dead and for less than half the price of a cpu I can retrofit to this new board. The details of the board can be seen here. http://3dfilamenta.com/en/motherboards/290-cbd-chitu-v31-3d-printer-main-board.html T...
by jeeplvr
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Conversion of UP! to Reprap Electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 26397

Re: Conversion of UP! to Reprap Electronics

I am doing the same with a CBD Chitu v 3.1 board. I will start my own post to log my process of getting the Mini to work. Good luck!
by jeeplvr
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 147038

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

all I have done electrically is add a switch to the temp switch under the heat board and a new temp switch.
by jeeplvr
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Need a main board for my up mini
Replies: 8
Views: 7442

Re: Need a main board for my up mini

Support (Tiertime) now has the main board and cpu at a substantially lower cost than what is listed on the PP3DP site. Its 638.00 for the board and CPU which is better than it was but still more than an entire machine.
by jeeplvr
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 147038

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

I think my CPU may be dead. What are the obvious signs of a dead CPU?
I have no USB connectivity. I have tried different cables, computers with zero luck.
by jeeplvr
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Need a main board for my up mini
Replies: 8
Views: 7442

Re: Need a main board for my up mini

A ramps and arduino are my last resorts but I need the accuracy and detail that the mini gives. I print finger prosthetics that have intricate details like small cable passage ways and such. I have tried to print prosthetics on my Davinci and it just cant create the level of detail the mini can. I a...
by jeeplvr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Need a main board for my up mini
Replies: 8
Views: 7442

Re: Need a main board for my up mini

I have contacted support and they asked for my serial number and that's where it has ended. I am not too confident that they will have anything to do with selling used parts but who knows? My only option is to find a good used affordable board with the CPU. If I change to a ramps board I will lose t...
by jeeplvr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Need a main board for my up mini
Replies: 8
Views: 7442

Need a main board for my up mini

I am in need of a main board for my up mini. A new board and CPU is 1500.00 USD and completely out of my price range. For this reason I am looking for something used but in excellent condition to replace my failed board and CPU. A used machine is still 400.00 or higher and I simply cant afford it ri...
by jeeplvr
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP MINI Connection NG
Replies: 13
Views: 11690

Re: UP MINI Connection NG

Well I cant afford the 400.00 main board. I have been looking for a used board but there is nothing out there. I am printing finger prosthetics and have three orders just waiting that I probably wont be able to fill with no usable printers.
This sucks.
by jeeplvr
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP MINI Connection NG
Replies: 13
Views: 11690

Re: UP MINI Connection NG

I see 599.00 for the printer. I don't think my CPU is fried since it will do some things independent of my computer. Maybe I just don't understand what the CPU does in this case. What is on the memory card? Is it possible to use it to print without a computer?
by jeeplvr
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP MINI Connection NG
Replies: 13
Views: 11690

Re: UP MINI Connection NG

Just got the same problem. No USB connection to any of my computers. I have tried everything including inspecting the main board for hot spots. My X axis doesn't work properly now either. This is two printers dead in one week for me. I cant find any resources for a new main board either but I will a...
by jeeplvr
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 18312

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

The motor I chose is working wonderful. With the stl file I made for the mag mount it is a no brainer. Wire colors match exactly and so does the gear. I am super happy with it.
by jeeplvr
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: I need a large perf board
Replies: 1
Views: 4552

I need a large perf board

I need a large perf board 21 x 21 cm maximum by about 3mm thick. It can vary a mm or two in any direction and probably still work ok.
by jeeplvr
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 18312

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

The Up's do print slow but in my limited experience if they are working correctly they print with very good detail. I have a Davinci printer that prints rubbish even on the finest settings. (rant) You look at the XYZ ads and articles for the printer and you would think it was the best thing since sl...