The Smart Controller gives your 3D printer the possibility to print "stand alone, without any PC!
Hardware required: - Ramps 1.4 - Mega2560 board
This Smart Controller contains a SD-Card reader, an rotary encoder and a 20 Character x 4 Line LCD display. You can easy connect it to your Ramps board. After connecting this panel to your Ramps you don't need your pc any more, the Smart Controller supplies power for your SD card. Further more all actions like calibration, axes movements can be done by just using the rotary encoder on the Smart Controller. Print your 3D designs without PC, just with a g-code design stored on the SD card.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Realised when I got it that I had mis-ordered, and this wasn't the model I thought it was.
That model was considerably more expensive, and this works, so I'm not complaining. Attached to my Robo3d with only one moment of drama-- one of the ports it connects to was occupied... then I realised it was the existing card reader, which I tossed. (The resulting vacant slot is a good place to feed the cables out.)
My only complaint is sensitivity. Trying to dial an exact number sometimes takes several tries, followed by dialing away, then coming back to the number you want. But other than that, it works pretty flawlessly.
Freaking awesome. I recently purchased a prusa i3 from 3d printer czar. Their version of this lcd was prone to picking up interference and died within a week. As such I ordered this as a replacement. This one has given me no issues, picks up no interference. Additionally the rotary encoder rolls smooth and selection is easy. If I ever need another LCD i'm getting this again.
Since I only have a laptop I always printed at night and would never leave my printer going when I'm at school or work. With this I am able to print non stop now. Having the Ramp 1.4 board powering the Arduino and the LCD, my printer now is self contained. Good build quality, though i wish the supplied connector was a tad bit longer but that's alright. There are print files for a knob for the encoder, as well as mounting options.
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