Author Archives: Rick_S

Adapter Board for Smart LCD Controller to Printrboard

I did a quick design of an adapter board to take the 14 pin connector from the Printrboard to connect to the two 10 pin connectors on the RepRap Smart LCD Controller. This will give you the display and encoder … Continue reading

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Schematics and files for my LCD controller for Printrboard

As promised yesterday, I have bundled up a zip with all the files needed to have your own board manufactured. The zip includes the following: This PNG file showing what the finished product should look like. The 9 Gerber files … Continue reading

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My version of the Printrboard LCD Controller

Well, I designed the board, routed it, checked it, and sent it out to be fabbed… Got my boards in and built one only to realize, I had made an error :(. I got my 5V and GND connections reversed. I … Continue reading

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Printrboard LCD

Recently I purchased a Printrbot Simple Metal and have been learning the art of 3D printing.  One thing I realized up front was the benefit of having an LCD display on the printer to show status and allow for menu … Continue reading

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Installing the NerdKit Bootloader

This is a continuation of some of my more popular posts on the NK site.   I had added this post to the NerdKit library section and since I don’t know if the library will return or not, I want to be sure … Continue reading

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Nerdkits back W/O libraries.

Well, the NK site seems to be functional again.  People are posting.  Libraries are still down but at least it appears the forums are operational.  I started a Hello thread in the “Everything Else” section so if you read this and … Continue reading

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My Nerdkit LED Array Continued…

This was the second post for my array.  In this one, I show the cabinet I built to house it. In case anyone is still interested, as I said I would do, here is the followup to my marquee project. … Continue reading

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NerdKit LED Array Build

With the forums at the NK site having the problems, it has made me realize that it would be good to have the projects I built available in another outlet… One that I can control.  So the next few posts … Continue reading

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Sad NK Update

UPDATE 4/26/2013: Apparently I spoke too soon…  While their forums appear to be up, and I was able to post on the evening of the 22nd, I noticed right away that the library section was not functioning.  I also noticed … Continue reading

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Nerdkits Forums are available… Site seems back 100%

Just in case anyone is following this progression, I figured I’d update the status. The Nerdkit.com website is back up and functional.  The forums are alive and running. I have but two negatives from this experience.  The first is the … Continue reading

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