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v1.6

Minor Versionm

by Robert

  1. Insert 4 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-12mm through the holes on the Controller-Case-Body Slightly thread a M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nut onto each bolt.
    • Insert 4 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-12mm through the holes on the Controller-Case-Body

    • Slightly thread a M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nut onto each bolt.

  2. Join the Controller-Case-Body to both slots on the back of Extrusion-B. Using the previously inserted  M5-Button-Head-Bolt-12mm. It should be pushed up against the Y-Carriage. See Image 2.
    • Join the Controller-Case-Body to both slots on the back of Extrusion-B. Using the previously inserted M5-Button-Head-Bolt-12mm.

    • It should be pushed up against the Y-Carriage. See Image 2.

    • Using a 3mm Hex Key Ball driver would be easiest.

    • Make sure the M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nuts are engaged with the slots on Extrusion-B.

  3. If you have the Wifi version, the External-Antenna is made up of 5 pieces: Antenna-Arm, Antenna-Wire, Spring-Washer, Star-Washer and Hex-Nut.
    • If you have the Wifi version, the External-Antenna is made up of 5 pieces: Antenna-Arm, Antenna-Wire, Spring-Washer, Star-Washer and Hex-Nut.

    • For the Wifi version, before putting the Controller inside the Controller-Case plug the Antenna-Wire into the Wifi module until it clicks.

    • Insert the supplied SD Card into the SD Card reader on the Controller.

    • Mount the Controller to the Controller-Case-Body using 4 x M4-Cap-Head-Bolt-16mm and 4 x M4-Nyloc-Nut.

    • The 4 x M4-Nyloc-Nuts go on the back of the Controller-Case-Body.

    • Make sure the Controller is orientated correctly with the two large green terminals at the bottom.

  4. Gather all the wires coming of Drag-Chain-Y. Neatly twist the wires together to form a consistent cylinder of wires. It should look like Image 1.
    • Gather all the wires coming of Drag-Chain-Y.

    • Neatly twist the wires together to form a consistent cylinder of wires. It should look like Image 1.

    • Include the Ethernet-Cable in this bundle.

    • Wrap the provided Cable-Sleeve around all the wires. It should look like Image 2.

    • The Cable-Sleeve should not go right to the end.

    • Excess Cable-Sleeve can go inside Drag-Chain-Y.

  5. Feed the twisted bundle of wires through the square hole on the Y-Carriage. Then run it up the side of the Controller-Case-Body and into the large hole on the top.
    • Feed the twisted bundle of wires through the square hole on the Y-Carriage.

    • Then run it up the side of the Controller-Case-Body and into the large hole on the top.

    • Do not put the Ethernet Cable through this hole. Slip it out of the Cable-Sleeve.

    • Roughly 50mm of Cable-Sleeve should be protruding into the Controller-Case-Body.

    • Take your time to tidy up the Cable-Sleeve, and feed any back into the Drag-Chain-Y.

  6. Bring the wires from Drag-Chain-X & Limit-Switch-0, up into the side of the Cable-Sleeve.
    • Bring the wires from Drag-Chain-X & Limit-Switch-0, up into the side of the Cable-Sleeve.

    • Feed them through the same hole in the top of the Controller-Case-Bod

    • Include the Touch Probe wire in this Step.

  7. You are going to need our Motor Wire and Limit Switch Cheat Sheet. We recommend printing it off!
    • You are going to need our Motor Wire and Limit Switch Cheat Sheet. We recommend printing it off!

  8. Remember we have not told you to plug the power supply in yet, so please make sure it is not!
    • Remember we have not told you to plug the power supply in yet, so please make sure it is not!

    • Connect the output wire of the Emergency-Stop into the input screw terminal on the Controller.

    • Use an Insulated Flathead Screwdriver.

  9. The connectors on the wires are keyed, so there is only one way which they can plug in.
    • The connectors on the wires are keyed, so there is only one way which they can plug in.

    • Plug in the limit switch wires following Image 1.

    • Limit-Switch-0 (X-Axis)

    • Limit-Switch-1 (Y-Axis)

    • Limit-Switch-2 (Z-Axis)

    • The Touch Probe wire can also be plugged in.

  10. Plug in the motor wires following Image 1.
    • Plug in the motor wires following Image 1.

    • Motor-Wire-5 (Y-Axis-Right)

    • Motor-Wire-3 (X-Axis)

    • Motor-Wire-4 (Y-Axis-Left)

    • Motor-Wire-6 (Z-Axis)

  11. If you have the Wifi Controller please complete this Step. Otherwise, skip to the next Step. Inside the External-Antenna bag, there will be the Antenna-Arm, Antenna-Wire, Spring-Washer, Star-Washer and Hex-Nut.
    • If you have the Wifi Controller please complete this Step. Otherwise, skip to the next Step.

    • Inside the External-Antenna bag, there will be the Antenna-Arm, Antenna-Wire, Spring-Washer, Star-Washer and Hex-Nut.

    • Insert the threaded portion of the Antenna-Wire up into the hole of the Controller-Case-Body.

    • The Spring-Washer should be in between the shoulder of Antenna-Wire and Controller-Case-Body.

    • On the outside of the Controller-Case-Body add the Star-Washer, and then thread on the Hex-Nut.

    • Tighten this assembly.

    • Screw on the Antenna-Arm.

  12. Mount the Controller-Fans to the Controller-Case-Cover using 8 x M3-Button-Head-Bolt-16mm & 8 x M3-Nyloc-Nut. The Controller-Fans go on the inside of the Controller-Case-Cover.
    • Mount the Controller-Fans to the Controller-Case-Cover using 8 x M3-Button-Head-Bolt-16mm & 8 x M3-Nyloc-Nut.

    • The Controller-Fans go on the inside of the Controller-Case-Cover.

    • The M3-Nyloc-Nuts should be on the inside of the Controller-Case-Cover. See Image 1.

    • The stickers on the Controller-Fans should be visible. See Image 1

    • Hook the Controller-Case-Cover onto the hinges on the Controller-Case-Body.

  13. Bundle the excess cable inside the Controller-Case and add a small cable tie around the bundle. On the side of the Controller-Case use a large cable tie to secure the bundle of wires inside of the Cable-Sleeve to the Controller-Case. The large cable tie should go around the Cable-Sleeve bundle inside and outside the Controller-Case to sandwich it all together.
    • Bundle the excess cable inside the Controller-Case and add a small cable tie around the bundle.

    • On the side of the Controller-Case use a large cable tie to secure the bundle of wires inside of the Cable-Sleeve to the Controller-Case.

    • The large cable tie should go around the Cable-Sleeve bundle inside and outside the Controller-Case to sandwich it all together.

    • Tidy up the Cable-Sleeve on the outside controller and feed any excess back into Drag-Chain-Y.

    • Use a large cable tie to secure the bundle to the Drag-Chain-Mount.

    • Use a large cable tie to secure the wires from Drag-Chain-X & Limit-Switch-0 to Extrusion-B

    • Make sure your wires look nice and neat like all the Images.

  14. Plug the Controller-Fans into the Controller following Image 1. Close the Controller-Case-Cover to the Controller-Case-Body.
    • Plug the Controller-Fans into the Controller following Image 1.

    • Close the Controller-Case-Cover to the Controller-Case-Body.

    • Secure it using 2 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-60mm and 2 x M5-Nyloc-Nut.

    • The 2 x M5-Nyloc-Nuts go on the back of the Controller-Case-Body.

    • If you have the Ethernet version of the controller, you can now plug the Ethernet-Cable into the top of the Controller.

  15. That is the fiddly bits done! Now the exciting part....
Conclusion

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Robert

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8 Comments

Hi Ryan, Personally I would say that this was the most difficult of all the tasks as on the 1st attempt LS2 would reach and on the 2nd attempt motor wire 6 wouldn’t reach. 3rd time lucky. Overall its a neat assembly but I am a bit concerned about debris getting through the holes in the top of the controller case. Is it OK to place some fine mesh over these holes or just tape over them?

Ian Martin - Reply

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your feedback. Yes, you can cover the top holes.

Robert -

This task is graded “Easy”. In principle that’s true: pass some wires through a couple of holes and plug them in. However, for me, it was the most difficult bit yet. The holes are very tight and it’s difficult to judge the lengths of cable required. Wrapping the cable sleeve around, with cables passing in and out, and tucking the excess into the drag chain was frustrating. Most irritating, I didn’t include Motor Wire 3 in the bundle. I don’t think the instructions say to do this, although, in truth, the picture does show it included. Putting it in retrospectively wasn’t easy. I also share concerns about the fans resting directly against the bundled up wires. However, it’s all done now and I’m looking forward to the next part when I get to plug it in. It’s looking good!

Michael C - Reply

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your comment. We admit it can be a little difficult tidying the wires, but all worth it in the end when your cables look super tidy! For the wire being over the fans issue, if you keep the wires to the right-hand side of the controller as much as possible, then it will work perfect.

Robert -

This is the hardest part for multiple reasons.

Cables too short: Tugging cables to get them to fit doesn't feel safe and I wonder if some get damaged by doing this. Particularly on my 1500x1500 the Motor-Wire-5 cable is too short to both fit in the extrusion and reach the controller board. I placed it in the extrusion slot as instructed only to discover in a later stage that it won’t reach the controller board. This meant I had to pull it out which is not pleasant as it was stuck in there so pulling it out again puts extra stress on the cable. Since this cable is now just flopping around behind the machine I’m going to have to make an extension for it at some point.

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