Ender 5 mods

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:

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


Hello! I am Artiom and I'm the light man. 💡😅 Enjoy working with LEDs and create other tech projects. Lately I have started hiking and travelling, taking pictures and videos of nature from different angles.