Fully enclosed with custom UI



  • Thank you, I'm really glad you like it. As soon as I get the new board I'll complete the video edit and publish.

    The UI is on the serial interface. I used the ESP8266 because it's got very fast library for the LCD and plenty of space on internal flash for UI graphic files. It's also easier to update its firmware on WiFi - which is useful when all is enclosed. Unfortunately it doesn't use checksum yet - but will 🙂



  • Really nice. I think you should have a transparent cover over the Duet to protect from shorts if liquid, washers or screws fall down. Open electronics and FOD is a bad mix.



  • I can't tell from pic, but the SSR and power supply should also have a shield over any exposed wiring if its connected to AC. This is more to prevent electrocution.



  • @BikingViking:

    […] brain fart > zzzt

    haha 😄

    @ShadowX - sure, good points. The whole bottom part is covered and under normal use eventual spills/drops won't reach electronics. Frame is grounded and the "water path" is kept outside. More photos will follow.


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    aha! so you are connecting the ESP to the PanelDue header?



  • @T3P3Tony:

    aha! so you are connecting the ESP to the PanelDue header?

    Yes, that's correct.
    I'm using a few libraries to get the JSON data, handle the screen, UI jpg files and so on, and just sending the G-code commands back to it. So it really is micro-PanelDue (read: a poor substitute). The were two reasons I made it: I wanted to give the printer my personal touch, and I didn't have much space for the original PanelDue.



  • Nice lcd setup. I need one of that



  • Any news about mini-display files and code? I would love to build one...



  • @adigital said in Fully enclosed with custom UI:

    Yes, the walls were covered with vinyl. I thought it was the easiest solution giving acceptable results. However, it wasn't as easy as I thought to lay it without wrinkles.

    I've had great success putting vinyl on aluminum by spraying plenty of water on both the aluminum and the sticky side of the vinyl. Very SMALL amount of dish soap in the water, just enough to break the surface tension. And then squeegee, squeegee, squeegee!!

    Works great.

    In fact, this instrument panel is "shelf paper" vinyl over aluminum, applied before it was CNC cut.

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  • @fma said in Fully enclosed with custom UI:

    Any news about mini-display files and code? I would love to build one...

    Also very interested in the small display!


 

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