COMPLETE Led illumination in BigBox

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  1. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

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    Assembling my BigBix took some days longer because I wanted some Leds in my printer. Luckily stuff on Ebay is cheap, and soon I found what I needed. This is the result:

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    Looks nice in white acrylic.
     
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    It does look pretty cool!
     
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    Not to ask a stupid question, but wouldn't you want the lights above the bed so that it illuminates the print? This does make a cool glow however...
     
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    +Henry feldman: Placing the lights above the bed was indeed my first plan, but the profile in which the Leds came in was to high to place them there, they would collide with the Y axis.
     
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    Ah, there is insufficient clearance under the top? That's where I was planning to put mine (darn). Since my unit is also a white acrylic I am wondering if you can diffuse them through the acrylic... I have the smoke-gray accents so can't shine through through the top or front though, since they are essentially black in color... I have a whole bunch of the discrete neopixels so may put some in different places... That way I can have mood-lighting + white.
     
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    The next step is the ultimate stage light show, with video, fog, lasers... ooops? Lasers? That topic became a bit silent recently.

    Seriously, that looks impressive. Like a stage. A spot following the nozzle, let the show begin! ;)
     
  7. Stefan

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    Hi, I agree it looks great.
    Since I want to install some LEDs too...
    What LEDs are those? or what voltage do they use 12v or 24v, where did you connect them?
     
  8. Rob Heinzonly

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    These are 12v leds. The power supply is a DC-DC converter I have mounted somewhere in the near the 24V power supply.
     
  9. Chase.Wichert

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    Nice, I think I might do that, Do you have LED's in the top shining onto the bed?

    Edit: I didn't actually read everyone's comments until now, now I realize this question was redundant.. lol.
     
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    No, not yet. The leds in the pictures are on the 'second level' of the printer. But I'm thinking about some rgb leds in the top also. To be continued.....
     
  11. Chase.Wichert

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    Yeah, that would definitely make it look even cooler
     
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    I do not see the use for it, but it looks pretty cool!
     
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    For looks, however lights showing on the prints are useful.
     
  14. Jeremy Sabatini

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    That dose look cool. I am planing on doing something like this: http://mason3d.com/blog/?p=35

    The Led's will be controlled by the Rumba, they will change colors based on printer status.
     
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    When you a time lapse video, it's nice to have good light. And coolness
     
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    @Stefan I did some fine-tuning at the steppers today and it did come handy as a working light.
     
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    I was referring to the original post with the led under the bed
     
  18. Rob Heinzonly

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    @fpex : Oh THAT. Well, the ringled under the bed changes colour when the bed warms up. Below 25°C it is blue, and changes colour from green to yellow till it's 80°C, then the leds are red. There's an extra Arduino (nano) in my printer that is controlling the leds. It's still in development, and doesn't work for 100% now.
     
  19. Stefan

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    Here are my temporary lights and some addon :D
    1. Front Power button... hell Yeah!!!!!
    2. Not yet used LED Lights switch
    3. HDMI out
    4. USB switch PC/Octopi
    5. Octopi USB
    ... note to myself need handheld laser cutter :cool:
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    That Looks Good. This is one of the perks of plywood.
     

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