How to add software-controlled LEDs to your 3D printer!


Make your 3D printer tons cooler and more functional by adding LEDs the printer controls itself! This method will work for almost any 3D printer and you don’t need to do any complex electrical work or mess with the firmware. This is the complete guide from selecting which LEDs to use, over control options, to configuring things to be automatically controlled!

๐Ÿ›’ Here are all the materials you’ll need!
โ–ช๏ธOptions for LEDs:
LED rings http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/YbuNN3v
White LED strips http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/faEuvVN
Really bright white LED strips http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Q7e2nmu
RGB LED Strips http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/rf2fQbQ
White LED Spot (110-240V AC) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/RFurzrJ

โ–ช๏ธDrivers:
Transistor board (for switching 12V lights) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Rb6yfAI
Relay board (for switching 110V/230V lights) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/meuzRB6
Solid state relay board (noiseless, for switching 110V/230V lights) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/fiuZv3J

โ–ช๏ธAccessories:
Jumper cables http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/u76Aqnu
Buck module (for running 12V LEDs from 24V) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/qVNJMFm

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Video “How to add software-controlled LEDs to your 3D printer!” Author: Thomas Sanladerer