Power Supply

Posted by ShadowRam May 20th, 2013

I got my hands on a power resistor, and it didn’t work at all. The power supply was still kicking out.
But Invictus Lemming (friend of mine) was kind enough to give me another power supply to try out.

Bad news is, I did something I’ve never done before in electronics. I hooked up the power backwards.
POOF! Smoke came out of my circuit board.

So myself and a couple buddies didn’t get to test out the printer. But we were pre-occupied by Invictus’s Occuls Rift anyway, which is awesome by the way.

Good news is, the thing I fried was just a diode, which I happened to have an extra one, and I replaced.
Printer is back online and working now with the new power supply, and it appears to be stable.
Last part I need to do is the print bed, and the real fun will begin.

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