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How to add a Heated Build Plate to a Mini Kossel

Good morning all you makers out there- I wanted to do a short blog about how to add a heated build plate or a HBP to your Mini Kossel 3D Printer! It's really easy and all you need is a few things from MakerGeeks.com


So to get started you'll want to flip over your Custom MakerGeeks Round PCB HBP and find the two solder pads at the bottom of the plate;

Then you'll want to solder your two hook-up wires to those pads, polarity won't mater on this so you can use any color you want.

Then attached your 100k NTC with some hi-temp tape (Kapton works great) - and you should have a HBP that looks like this:


You'll want to extent the 100k NTC wires with some small gauge hook-up wire or even a dupont crimp connector so you can run it to wherever you have your RAMPS 1.4 board mounted. 

Then the 2 power-leads that you soldered to the HBP will go into the "D08" screw-down terminal slots for the HBP and your two 100k thermistor hook-up wires will go to the "T1" connection on your RAMPS board. 

Now mount your Custom MakerGeeks Round PCB HBP on your Mini-Kossle and attach the Mini-Kossel boroscopic glass plate and you'll be ready to print in ABS or anything else that might need a HBP. 

Hope this helps and I hope you have a great morning!!  

Don't forget to check out MakerGeeks.com for all your 3D printing parts, supplies, printers and more types of filament and 3D printing materials than anyone else on planet earth!! 

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