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This page will provide a quick reference to the parts used for this build. You don’t need to use all of these parts however the settings for this build will be reflected around these parts. Some of these parts are optional if you want to build your own. The ones that are optional will be clearly marked.
*You can find the set of models used for this mod on Thingiverse here. https://www.thingiverse.com/james30263/designs
Anet A8 Plus Upgrade Parts (Recommended)
The following parts are recommended upgrade parts for your Anet A8 Plus before you start the color conversion.
Drylin RJ4JP-01-08 Bearing: Click HERE for part on Amazon (7 Needed for upgrade)
Y Axis Rod Supports: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
X Axis Belt Tensioner – Upgraded: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
QuadFusion Print Head, Wiring, Board, & LCD (Recommended & Optional)
For obvious reason you will want this.
M3D QuadFusion Print Head: Click HERE for part on M3D.
M3D Quad Systems Cable: Click HERE for part on M3D. (I used 2 because of the cable chain I used. You can daisy chain these together.)
M3D Quad Motor Cable Set: Click HERE for part on M3D. (If you use the bowden setup like I did this cable set is optional. If you use these with the cable chain an extension may be needed.)
Duet 2 Maestro Breakout Board: Click HERE for part on M3D. (You will need this to run the quad extruder on the Duet.)
Duet 2 Maestro Board: Click HERE for part on M3D.
Duet 2 Maestro Board Enclosure with Wire Storage: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
Kingprint 12864 LCD Display: Click HERE for part on Amazon. (You can use the original Anet A8 Plus LCD but you will need to repin the cables. With the Kingprint lcd no repinning is required to work with the Duet.)
12864 LCD Display Enclosure with Mount: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
QuadFusion Print Head Quaden Mod (Optional)
The Quaden mod is a bowden mod for the quadfusion print head originally created by Sindarious (Juan). In building this printer I created my own version of the Quaden mod. The parts are below.
DotBit Dual Drive Extruder Kit: Click HERE for part on Amazon. (It’s recommended to use a dual drive setup for this as you will get much better results.)
Nema 17 Stepper Motor – For the bowden setup I used the same motors that came with the Anet A8 Plus for the X, Y, and Z. I just did a quick search on Ebay and found a set. (Check the specs page to see the motor specs.)
My Version of the Quaden Mod: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
UeeTek Mosfet Heating Controller (Optional)
This is used for the heated bed to help with overheating and regulation of voltage. (Testing this, may not be required) You will need to get the wiring for the positive and negative leads to wiring the mosfet. I used 16 gauge wire (red & black) from Autozone.
Ueetek Mosfet: Click HERE for part on Amazon.
Here’s a simple wiring diagram for it.
Ueetek Mosfet Enclosure: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse.
LED Setup for Print Head (Optional)
Below you can find the parts I used for the LED’s in my setup along with the controller I used. I’m currently only running 2 LED’s but I plan to add more later.
5mm 12v LED’s: Click HERE for part on Amazon.
24v to 12v Step Down Converter: Click HERE for part on Amazon.
(You can use any 24v to 12v converter. This one seems to work really well. I cut the bolt down points off and created a quick holder for this on my printer to secure it better to the printer.)
Converter Enclosure: Click HERE for part on Thingiverse. (Use this to attach to your printer.)