Filament Hack

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by Advancedrescue

 


 

Pretty straight forward operation thanks to the guide of taking the cube apart. I took a picture of the wiring diagram. The switch has to be a SPDT(Single Pole Double Throw). The location of the switch can be changed depending on your preference, there actually a lot of room back there.

I also made connectors between the front face and the wires behind the spool chip. This I believe is essential to getting the two to come together. Would have been virtually impossible to soilder while holding the two in place.

Apply a very small amount of heat via heat gun to get the abhesive loose on the chips to release from cartridge. This helps big time.

A few importants check off:
-SPDT Switch
-Black wire behind the cardride that goes to the chip connector is for the large connection point.
-Apple very small amount of heat via heat gun to get the abhesive loose on the chips to release from cartridge.

Here's the wiring set up.
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This is the view from behind the chip reader. The black goes to the large contact of the chip. This worked out great for me because I was already using black for my wiring of the large contact on the chip.
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Soldering two of the chip. I got glued them to the table to keep them still.
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Here is the switch installed. I just used hot glue to hold my already shouldered chip in next to the switch. NOTE! I didn't solder the wires to the switch till after installed. Trust me it would cause problems trying to install the switch.

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Here is the connector coming from behind the cartridge chip reader. It's literally just a red wire tapped into the cube red wire going to the reader, and the same for the black.

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Here's a picture of me starting the tap of the reader wires. I usually try not to fully cut wires if I can help it. Also was able to get heat sink over the reader connector, so I staggered the taps I was making so I could slide the one heat sink over both taps and they wouldn't touch. I of course soldered these also.
 






After the switch is mounted with the chips inside, there will be a plug coming from those that you make. Then tap into the chip reader wires, making the plug that will join with the switch/chip wires. Then assemble the cube like you took it apart with the addition of connecting the two connectors you added.

Switch down on mine showing blue.
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Switch up showing red.
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I know my chips are showing 3% or empty. I have a lot of filament actually. I just know eventually this will be an issue and would rather have to ready. I'll going to run these the two chips to the 3% and 0 using the switch. I'll load normal cartridge in with its chip tapped off to not cause problems, I want the chip selected via the switch. Print and let the percentage drop from the chip inside machine.