Hi All, I’ve got an oldie that I’m hoping to upgrade to the latest, with the least cost/excess parts. I’ve a Prusa on the way, so printing accurate parts should not be a problem, but I’m hoping for a little clarity on the hardware to upgrade.
A quick question on software- it seems I can reuse my control board, but I would need to update the firmware to make use of the leadscrew? Or can I make edits “live” with Pronterface/Estlcam? If firmware is needed I may just jump to the SKR combo to make things easier/eliminate a PC connection.
From a brief forum search and comparing pictures, I’ve got the following list so far:
-New printed parts
-Burly->Primo Hardware kit from the store
-5mm->8mm Flex Coupler
What I’m unsure about:
-Bearings? I guess the question is are the bearings the same between an original and Primo?
-New power supply? If the one in the shop is able to run the steppers and control board, I’d rather go with that over the “open” style I’ve got now.
-A bag of M3-.5 screws
-A bag of 5/16 nylon nuts
I’m sure I’ve missed something, I’ve really only skimmed through the Primo build list for a rough idea, but as I’ve “inherited” this machine, I’m not super familiar with the original details.