Was tired of having the power sockets in the wall full. With the new printer, I would need 4 slots to power both the printers and both their pi’s running octoprint.
I ended up ordering some buck converters and the things needed to hook them up to the Ender3.
I got everything soldered together and cranked 24v from the Ender3’s power supply down to 5v so it would not release the magic smoke from the pi
Got them added to each printer and ended up printing out some cable clips and an enclosure to keep everything nice and tidy.
Now that both printers have the buck converters I need to add LED strips to the printers, so I can clear up even more space in the power strip.
Ended up paying off the first Ender3 a while back printing things for other people. After my last print job, I figured I would use that money to pick up another printer to improve the print bandwidth.
First printer on the right with all the mods and a glass bed, and the new un modded Ender3
Printing out the usual benchy for the first print
Time to start them both off with printing all the mods for the printer.
Ended up getting a different controller for the House Number Prototype and did not check the power brick I was using. When I plugged it in all the LEDs started popping and the magic smoke was released
Who knew 5v LEDs don’t like 12v