• 03: Refreshing Air Quality (Carbon Filter Mod)

    Alejandro Mora08/12/2023 at 13:49 0 comments

    The new Pro printer comes with carbon activated filters that can remove some (all?) of the resin smell.  While some people think that these filters are useless. It wouldn't be called Pro if we wouldn't at least try to replicate the same feature in our base model.

    Luckily for us, the process is half done since Elegoo decided to sell these as either stand-alone filters or replacement filters for Mars Pro 3 / Saturn 2. Both products have been added to the components list for your convenience. The gist of it is that for around $20-$30 you will get 2 filters. And a couple of replacement carbon filter blocks.

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  • 02: 8% shy of perfection (Fresnel Lens mod)

    Alejandro Mora09/13/2022 at 03:42 0 comments

    Okay, the previous update wasn't so much about being "pro", after all the new Mars 3 Pro has the same fan... But!! you will feel this way was how this printer should have been from the start.

    Back to being on topic. Next in the list is the so-called Fresnel lens that it's supposed to give more light uniformity, by bending the light rays to be parallel to each other instead of scattering all over the place.

    For this mod, I believe I'm maybe 90% there. While the resullt appears to work fine, I think there is room for more improvement, which I Intend to go back to at some point in case things take a turn for the worse.

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  • 01: Fan Service

    Alejandro Mora09/12/2022 at 12:36 0 comments

    One of the biggest annoyances of this printer is that the UV LED array cooling fan runs 100% of the time. Even when there isn't anything being printed on. 

    It wouldn't bother me so much if the fan wasn't so loud. Which at full speed, distracts from the printer's elegant operation. 

    Thankfully there is an easy fix. Using the printer's configuration file, we can tell the printer to turn on the fan only when it is actively printing. But, if you're like me and still feel the noise is too much, lets mod the printer to use a whisper quiet Noctua Fan.

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