To continue on the swappable hot end I have designed two weeks ago, I created a holder for a laser engraver which fits this system. Read more about that thing here: https://properprinting.pro/swappable-hot-end-for-creality-cr-10/
This means that with this upgrade you can add a laser engraver without having to add an extra cable from the main board or create something with a switch!
I have created a video in which I explain how I add the laser engraver tot his system. I found out that it is possible to laser engrave carbon fiber reinforced nylon filament so the second part of this video shows what you need to do to make this happen. As always, feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or remarks. Have fun watching!
Do you know where I can find those mixed d sub connectors? I’m having a hard time sourcing them, and I really want to make this upgrade to my CR10s-PRO.
Cool that you want to make this upgrade yourself! I can imagine you have a hard time finding those connectors. I have bought them from RS https://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/solder-d-sub-connectors/1600522/. However, this one is quite expensive and the cheaper versions are all out of stock (the females are hard to get). Other sites I buy from are: Farnell https://nl.farnell.com/fct-a-molex-company/fm11w1sa-k121/combo-d-sub-conn-rcpt-da-11w1/dp/2433164 (yes, out of stock) and Mouser https://nl.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Phoenix-Contact/1418759?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv3qGlUeJulRHFnyvWhSp%2FHwRNDDpzVHpQbQlgd5VqVEw%3D%3D
These sites are b2b sites and because I am seriously thinking of selling the upgrade as a kit it looks to me that it is not a bad idea to sell these connectors individually too. I will keep you posted about this and in the meantime I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if you have any questions!
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