Tue Aug 22 11:48:13 EST 2017
 

Assembly

Assembly of LCD with rotary button upgrade for the Printrbot Simple Metal requires some soldering.

Read the all of the linked content, in the Assembly section of the Resources page, before continuing.



Bottom Side of the PCB

Put together the 'bottom side' of the board first.

Here is a local copy of the photo of PCB's assembled bottom side from Rick's documentation: This is a view of the PCB from the bottom side. Image Credit: Rick's web site


Top Side of the PCB

Next, put together the 'top side' of the board first.

Again, here is a photo from Rick's documentation of the top side of the PCB:
This is a view of the PCB from the top side. Image Credit: Rick's web site



Here is the top side of the PCB, with the LCD attached:
This is the top side of the PCB, with the LCD attached.


Inter-PCB Cable

The LCD with rotary button PCB and Printrbot Simple Metal PCB were connected via the Printrbot's Interface2 breakout; the one towards the center of the board. Below are photos of how the LCD with rotary button PCB was connected to the Printrbot Simple Metal (Revision D) PCB:

Here is a shot of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD with rotary button PCB to the Printrbot Simple Metal PCB: This is a shot of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD with rotary
                             button PCB to the Printrbot Simple Metal PCB.

Here is the better shot of the ribbon cable connected to the Printrbot's board: A better shot of the ribbon cable connected to the Printrbot's board.


3D Printed Enclosure

See the Resources section for a link to the 3D models for the LCD with rotary button upgrade's enclosure.

Here is a shot of the of the assembled PCBs in the 3D printed enclosure: A shot of the of the assembled PCBs in the 3D printed 
                             enclosure.

This is a photo of the completed LCD with rotary button upgrade for the Printrbot Simple Metal. This is a photo of the completed LCD with rotary button upgrade 
                   for the Printrbot Simple Metal.