3D printer 3.2 inch full-color touch screen for MKS TFT32

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Overview

MKS-TFT32 is a 3.2 inch full-color touch screen LCD, designed by Makerbase.It  is suitable  for many main board, such as MKS BASE, MKS GEN,MKS MINI, MKS SBASE, etc .But can’t work with Ramps1.4.

Features

  1. 3.2 inch colorful touch screen, support U disk and SD card.
  2. Support continual and easy software update.
  3. Support MKS Wifi module.
  4. No  need  to  adjust  firmware,  support  Marlin,  Smoothieware  and Repetier.
  5. Support  keeping  printing  and  saving  of  outage. Also  exhausted material detection.
  6. Support logo and button customization .
  7. Support user define function.
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Description

Overview

MKS-TFT32 is a 3.2 inch full-color touch screen LCD, designed by Makerbase.It  is suitable  for many main board, such as MKS BASE, MKS GEN,MKS MINI, MKS SBASE, etc .But can’t work with Ramps1.4.

Features

  1. 3.2 inch colorful touch screen, support U disk and SD card.
  2. Support continual and easy software update.
  3. Support MKS Wifi module.
  4. No  need  to  adjust  firmware,  support  Marlin,  Smoothieware  and Repetier.
  5. Support  keeping  printing  and  saving  of  outage. Also  exhausted material detection.
  6. Support logo and button customization .
  7. Support user define function.

 

MKS TFT32 Dimension

MKS TFT32 Connector :

 

Hardware connection:

Connect to MKS GEN

The socket is connected to the Aux-1, without external 12V power supply, the direction of reference:

 

Connect to MKS BASE,MKS MINI

Boot Setting

Step1:  turn  on MKS  TFT32  at  first  time,  then  enter  –>  setting  –> connection, select baud rate that the firmware use.
Step2: enter –> setting –>model, choose printer type, only Delta and other two options
Others:  enter  –>  setting  –>  touch screen  correction,  improving accuracy.

Firmware Update

Copy the latest update firmware to SD card root directory, including:
1. mkstft32.bin.
2. mks_config.txt.
3. mks_pic.
Please do not adjust the file name. Insert SD card, it will update automatically after restarts.

Outage Saving

When is halted state on printing, then can turn it off directly.
It will keep working on last halted state when next time use.

Continuous Printing after Halted State

If  power  break  off   during  printing,  it  can  continue  printing  from  off place after restarting.  (Motor  driver  can not work after power  cuts,  it will  cause defective models  if  the print head  remains  in  the model, you need  to  improve power failure, detection module and UPS.)

Outage Detection

1. Connect signal S of outage detection module to PB0 pin, cathode and anode connect to the -/+ of PB0 pin.

2,. When system fails to connect with power, outage detection module will   inform  touch  screen  automatically  and  enters  into  printing suspending status. Power supply of UPS will depart printer head from model.

Exhausted Material Detection

1. Connect S on limited switch of detection to PB1 pin,cathode to PB1 pin – .
Caution: it will pause when switch S connects with Ground.
2. When it comes to run out of material, the limited switch will inform touch screen automatically and stop printing.

Photo Customization

1. MKS TFT supports photo customization. Also, logo, button pictures, font  color  can  be  self-designed.  Method  reference:  MKS  TFT Pic_custom.pdf
2. MKS TFT can support 7 user-defined button which order  is up  to 200 characters. Method reference: MKS TFT Pic_custom.pdf

WIFI Connection

1.  MKS TFT can support MKS WIFI module.
2. After MKS TFT works with MKS WIFI module,  can use Printrun, Repetier-Host  to  proceed  remote  connect  and  control.  But  it  may make some functions unavailable.
3. Also, it supports using APP control and    Android APP test. If you need to custom-made APP, please contact seller.
4.  It  provides  specific  communication  interface  and  APP self-development or other communication software.

Appendix1  mks_config.tx Configuration

mks_config.txt basic configuration
1. Configuration on single and double nozzle : change the value after the  colon  of  “cfg_sprayer_counter”  into  the  nozzle  you  need.(“1”is single nozzle; “2” is double nozzle )
2.  Heated  bed  configuration:  change  value  after  the  colon  of “cfg_custom_bed_flag” into custom requirements you need.(“1” is with heated bed; “0” is without heat bed)

mks_config.txt  WIFI configuration

1. The WIFI mode selection :
Change  the  value  after  the  colon  of  “cfg_wifi_mode”  into  the Wifi network you need (“1” is AP mode, “0” is client mode) .
2. The WIFI configuration of client mode
A. WIFI name: change the WIFI name after the colon of the field “cfg_wifi_ap_name” into the name of your wireless network
B. WIFI password: change  the WIFI password after  the colon of  the field “cfg_wifi_key_code” into your wireless network’ password
C. Dynamic accessing IP address: set the value after the colon of the field  “cfg_ip_dhcp_flag”  into  what  you  need  (“0”  indicates  static  IP address, “1” indicates dynamic IP address);
D.  IP  address:  change  the  IP  address  after  the  colon  of  the  field “cfg_ip_address” into what you need;
E.  IP address mask: change  the  IP address mask after  the colon of the field “cfg_ip_mask” into what you need;
F. Gateway IP address: change the gateway after the colon of the field “cfg_ip_gate” to what you need;

WIFI configuration instruction on AP module

A. WIFI  name:  change  the WIFI  name  after  the  colon  of  the  field “cfg_wifi_ap_name” into the hot name you need .
B. WIFI password: change  the WIFI password after  the colon of  the field “cfg_wifi_key_code” into password of WIFI hotspot, and save it.

mks_config.txt photo configuration

Reference: MKS TFT Pic_custom.pdf

Appendix2 Usage on WIFI Module

mks_config.txt, refer to appendix 1 configuration
Connect to WIFI module

Check network setting, wait state turns into connection

 

 

Use APP controlling printer

 
 
 

Use Printrun remote control printer
Input WIFI IP: 8080

Use Repetier-Host remote control printer
Choose TCP/IP connection

 

 

1 review for 3D printer 3.2 inch full-color touch screen for MKS TFT32

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Frink (verified owner)

    Awesome upgrade for the Tevo Black Widow!

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