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B3 Pico Hot End in a Da Vinci 1.0
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5-1-15 I just printed with wood fill and ninja flex no problems. I will need to make small feed adjustments.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:792085/edit
4-29-15 Added another part to the make mod. Changed thing:447903 to mount 50mm fan blowing air out from hot end side. Gives you a push pull fan system. Keeps everything cool including the stepper motor. Running the fan off external power supply.
4-27-15 Just made a V2. Works much better. Has a much shorter distance to push air past Hot end.
Yes it works great! Pico Hot end in a Divinci 1.0 Using - thing:707530 and a modified thing:620454 No problems with the thermistor readings or temps. It's spot on. I used 123D Design and MeshMixer to make my changes.
Followed the instructions for Thing 707530 and changed Thing 620454 to fit in the Divinci carriage. I add bearings to the tension wheel. I used the original Davinci 5Volt fan not the Pico 12 volt. It prints so nice now. I did take more off the carriage so no going back now. Why would I at this point? No problems with PLA or ABS. The Pico hot end is a work of art. I am running Repetier firmware .91 by Luc on a Hackintosh system. I did have to file down the E3d V6 parts for a better fit. I think I'll design my own for the next one. No problems with the thermistor readings or temps. It's spot on. Give this mod a go when your ready. You won't be disappointed with the results.
Just picked up a 2nd Da Vinci so I'll do a more in-depth step by step mod with better pictures.[Image: image.jpg][Image: image-2.jpg][Image: image-3.jpg][Image: image-5.jpg][Image: FullSizeRender.jpg][Image: IMG_2610.jpg][Image: image-4.jpg][Image: IMG_0129.jpg]
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#2
what is function of the grey stuff on filament sensor on picture 1 ?
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#3
It's some two sided tape so the sensor thinks there is always filament loaded. I might just get ride of the whole small board at some point soon.
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#4
you said you use repetier FW ? do you use BGM version or mine ?
Because BGM one does not has filament sensor support and mine - the sensor can be disabled in menu- so it is weird
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#5
It's your version .91. I like it a lot! Should have made the change long ago. Great work. It's a whole new printer now with your firmware and the Pico Hot End.
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#6
I'll have to disable that. I was so happy to get the new Hot end in did not think to check for that option. I am getting some NinjaFlex and wood filament today. I'll post how well or how bad they run. I don't see why I should have any problems.
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#7
It is OK I just wondered why you botter to do this as all the mod is pretty clean
Is fan cooling enough on extruder ? as pico is full métal I was wondering if the holder do not get soft with température
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#8
So far so good. The Da Vinci's 5v fan blows at like 11 cfm. The Pico 12v is only at 6. By using the Da Vinci's 5v and a 50mm pulling out it works great!
The fan holder is good so far. Just finished a 4+ hour print. The Pico fins seem to stay quite cool with both fans going. Even with just the back fan it's worked.
I added added the front fan to try and pint some Microcenter PLA flex, but that stuff is no good.
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#9
OK thanks, good mod , thanks for sharing
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