Post by drakefirebreed on Feb 10, 2020 23:18:07 GMT -5
I'm currently working on hacking the original Spark maker. The single push, single file style of the printer lends itself to a networked PLC print farm. The idea is to splice into the main boards knob to allow a PLC to control encoder and switch input. Through relays I will allow manual control through original setup yet allow the PLC to switch over and run it on timers to allow a batch print system or potentially what I call the cerbrus configuration ( more on that when the process is refined).
The LEDs will also be spliced this will run into the knob and a RGB signal amplifier ( if needed) It will the run into analog input on the PLC and display a colour on the touch screen or LED if colours do not translate.
The power cord will be removed and a terminal block added for power distribution.
I will be playing around with a fill level sensor by utilizing the second fan port and UV light to control logic for when it will fill.
I will have a box diagram of the knob circuitry once I clean up my sketches.