I started the day by completing the tool holder project which uses brackets I printed out using the SumPod 3D printer. Its nice to cross off one of the many projects I wanted to use the 3d printer for.
Moving on, I didn't need planning permission for the extension to the front of the Sumpod, well not quite! Though I feel the front panel is a good option, since I want to add the rotary switch and the SD card reader in particular to an easily accessable place, I am not totaly convinced. So I will see how it works before any final decision about permanent attachment is made. The progress made is shown in the photo's below. Don't take too much notice of the quality of finish with the MDF, its still in the 'mock up' stage.
The reason for additional space in part is due to the rotary encoder switch. Having fitted the encoder, speaker and SD card reader I switched on and it works! However there need to be some changes to the settings before I can get back to simple printing. Whilst it may seem a backward move now, in the medium to long term it will be and improvement I am sure. If not, its a simple task to re-install the Sprinter software and I know that works well.
To help me understand the rotary switch encoder readouts on the LCD I decided to draw up a menu chart (download marlin main menu tree by clicking here). Now I can go through all the sections and then go through each element testing how it works.
Let me know if you download the menu and if there are any changes.
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