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Step 1: Solder Connectors

To make everything modular and easy repairable connectors were used. One connector for leds and one for power.

Power cable has dc connector and we have also made an adapter from dc to usb to have an option to power up from standard usb power supply.

Step 2: Upload Arduino Code and Test Connections

Arduino code: https://github.com/ArtiomBoo/Lego_Satrurn_V_blast_off

 

Step 3: 3d Print

3d model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5213458

Step 4: Installing LED Strip

All you need is to insert cable with connector from the top hole and after mount LED strip with double-sided tape all way around. To make construction secure add some superglue on each end of the LED strip.

Step 5: Few Modifications to the Plastic Bottle

We have used bottle with ⌀67mm inside and ⌀74mm outside. Close to the bottom part a small hole was made for power cable to pass through.

Then drilled a ⌀31mm hole at the bottom to have access to arduino and all connections in case something happens.

Next step - adding some backing paper to act as light diffuser, measurements: 19x25cm.

Step 6: Base

For more stability of the construction acrylic glass 30x30cm was used and drilled ⌀31mm hole in the middle of it. 

By adding acrylic glass as a base it gives us place to put cotton on.

Step 7: It's Time to Glue

First of all we put some superglue on the bottom of 3d printed led base and insert it to the bottle. Add some hot glue on the top to make construction sit together.

Now it's time to glue acrylic glass with the rest of the construction.

After connecting all wires together and testing it was time to get to the next step.

Step 8: Improvisation Time

We have used cotton from the ikea pillow.

Step 9: Adding Supports to the Saturn V

From the acrylic glass we bend two supports.

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1.Tube and fittings (11.57 USD)

One of the first things that I bought was a Bowden tube with fittings, reason was that fitting wanted to hold the Bowden tube. So when the filament was extruded it pulled out the tube.

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293087728742?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

 

2. Metal extruder drive feed kit (12.23 USD)

Instead buying tube and fittings, I would suggest to buy metal extruder drive feed kit. Because plastic extruder started to break after 3 months of use. So this kit has both fittings and all extruder parts you will need.

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133490391483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

 

3. BIGTREETECH Direct SKR Mini E3 V2.0 (74.91 USD)

After using some time printer I started to google how to make printer more silence and found out that changing motherboard to 32bit one can help a lot. I want to say right away that it's worth it.

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274792153065?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=575024466255&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

 

4. 2x Noctua NF-A4x20 FLX and Buck Converter (37.26 USD)

Next step what to make more silence printer, so I needed to upgrade factory fans to Noctua ones. But since Noctua fans needs 12v instead of 24v as standard fan is used. You will need buck converter.

To make these upgrades you will need also soldering iron.

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392632505684?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

Case for buck converter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1625233

Silent fang Noctua V2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223929

 

5. Raspberry Pi and Buck Converter (price can be different, depending on what version of raspberry pi and size of micro sd you will use ~55.00 USD)

To have the possibility to print remotely and much more, I have install Raspberry pi. Since raspberry pi needs 5v, I have added one more buck converter.

Case for buck converter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1625233

Case for raspberry pi 2 or 3: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3361218

Case for raspberry pi 4: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3793664

And to mount it to the printer frame I created extra plate: Download

 

6. Webcamera and GoPro mounting (depending on webcam you will use price can be different, in my case it was 27.26 USD)

I wanted to have an option to see how it is going while printing. To mount webcam I have printed gopro mounting.

Xiaomi IMILAB 1080P: bought in local shop for 27.26 USD (not the best quality webcam if you are planning to create time-lapse)

Screw mount adapter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/403341195076?hash=item5de9023744:g:vicAAOSwlcBhrzTB (most probably can also be printed, I had one)

GoPro mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3936314

 

7. Hot end and bed strain relief (free - printable)

To safe cables from bending.

Hotend Strain Relief: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4740312

Bed Strain Relief: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3443100

 

8. Bed supports (free - printable)

To add some bed supports, I have added this bed support

3d model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3479330

 

9. Filament holder

You will need two 608ZZ bearings.

3d model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3209211

 

10. Lights

To have possibility to see how printing is going in the dark place I added lights.

Leds strip that I have used is 12v 5730-60leds/m. (but in my opinion it is to bright, so I have added dimmer after)

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/353852456941

Aluminium Channel For LED Strip - YW-style

Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264815264277

3d model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5210172

 

11. BIGTREETECH Smart Filament Sensor (13.85 USD)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/402972250640?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=673169567537&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

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Process:

Step 0: cut paper

Take baking paper, cut it according to the tube's lenght and add 2-3cm from both sides.

Step 1: put paper inside

Roll paper and put it inside the tube by leaving 2-3cm from each side outside of the tube.

Step 2: cut ends vertically

Step 3: tape

Tape each slice/cut to the tube one by one.

I also added some black tape

Step 4: put LED strip inside

Put all leds inside except one. Bend it to the outer side of the tube. Close the cap.

Step 5: connect to controller

You can use any controller for leds, I decided to use the one from Magic Home, because it is compatible with smart home system that I'm using.

Connect another end of LEDs to controller and close the bottom part.

3d models:

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