Many are The impressions that fail because our printer runs out of filament before finishing with our object. The reason is that we cannot determine exactly how much filament we have left. Either you do not change it when you touch and print an object that runs out of filament in the middle of printing or you change it too soon and you are wasting material.
This problem is resolved with the arrival of new Sentinel sensor by Dyze Design.
Dyze Design has created a compatible sensor with many of the Open Source printers, regardless of the firmware they use.
The SENTINEL sensor is very compact measures little more than 3cm long. Have a very durable look when using metal for housing with which it is built. Several sensors can be connected together to simultaneously verify several filaments. it even includes a passive filter for clean of impurities the filament.
How Sentinel Works
El operation system is based on checking the status of a light sensor located on one side of the filament while on the other side there is a light emitter. If at some point there is no filament between the emitter and the sensor, a electronic board lights a led as a visual warning and send a stop signal via a cable connected to the control board of our printer. This order causes the print head moves to the side to facilitate the coil replacement empty for a new one. This system provides reliable readings with any type of filament; Whether rigid or flexible, opaque or translucent.
In the case of having multiple sensors, connect to each other so that the lack of filament in any of them executes the interruption of the impression.
Dyze Design is a company that markets a range of products related to 3D printing. However, when in doubt of the acceptance that it will have your product have preferred to present it with a Kickstarter campaign.
With 20 days remaining for completion, it has already been a success and has raised the necessary funds to make the sensor come true.
In the campaign there are different levels of contribution, we can get a product for an approximate amount of € 30 shipping costs not included.
The manufacturer hopes to be able deliver the products purchased in the campaign during the month of February. We imagine that once the product has been served to all the patrons, it will start marketing it through its online store and distributors.