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Upgrades for Gigabot

Interested in upgrading your Gigabot? This article provides details on each upgrade and which are compatible with your Gigabot based on the configuration of your printer.

Upgrade Overview

Gigabot 2 to Gigabot 3+

 

Gigabot 3 to Gigabot 3+

 

All-Metal Hot End:

The all-metal hot end upgrade will replace the J-head hot end in your Greg Wade style extruder. It comes with a new heater cartridge and thermocouple. This all-metal hot end will provide thousands of hours of printing without the need for replacement, and it also enables you to print at temperatures up to 300C. This upgrade is only compatible with Gigabot 2's with a Greg Wade style of extruder.

Instruction Manual for upgrade: Link

 

Azteeg X3 to X3 Pro:

he Azteeg X3 to X3 Pro upgrade outfits your Gigabot with the Azteeg X3 Pro controller which has a much larger feature set than the X3. It supports 8 motor driver outputs which allows us to add larger NEMA 17x 60mm motors to the X, Y and Z axes that prevent print shifts. You also get the new bed side plates that have a delrin nut cup for more reliable Z axis travel and 4 V-groove wheels per rail for more consistent tracking of the bed frame during travel. Another improvement is all new new wiring for all motors and an additional Y right limit switch for Dual Y homing capability. This limit switch is part of the improvements that come from our newest version of firmware, version 4.2.3. This firmware gives higher quality prints, upgraded Simplify3D profiles, and more user-friendly features for operating the Gigabot. This upgrade is only available for GB3 printers with the Azteeg X3 V2

 

Here are necessary pieces of information to determine to understand your printers configuration:

  1. Gigabot Model
    1. GB2
    2. GB3
    3. GB3+
  2. Azteeg control board:
    1. Azteeg x3 v1 (Only GB2):
    2. Azteeg x3 v2:
    3. Azteeg x3 Pro (only GB3/GB3+):
  3. Extruder:
    1. Greg Wade:
    2. Direct Drive (only GB3/GB3+):
  4. Number of extruders:
    1. Single
    2. Dual (only GB3/GB3+)
  5. Hot End:
    1. J-head (GB2 only):
    2. All-metal:
  6. Heated bed:
    1. Yes:
    2. No:
  7. Viki LCD interface:
    1. Viki 1.0
    2. Viki 2.0
  8. Filament detection
    1. Yes
    2. No
  9. Bed leveling knobs (only GB3/GB3+)
    1. Yes
    2. No
  10. Gigabox Enclosure
    1. Yes
    2. No

After determining the configuration of your machine with the answers from the previous questions, please choose the configuration below that matches yours to see the upgrades available to you

 

GB2:

J-head + viki 1.0 + Azteeg v1:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Filament detection
  4. Heated bed
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + FD + Azteeg v1:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Heated bed
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Filament detection
  4. Viki 2.0 upgrade
  5. Heated bed
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + FD + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Viki 2.0 upgrade
  4. Heated bed 

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J-head + viki 1.0 + Azteeg v1 + heated bed:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Filament detection
  4. Azteeg v2 and Viki 2.0
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + FD + Azteeg v1 + heated bed:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Azteeg v2 and Viki 2.0
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + Azteeg v2 + heated bed:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Filament detection
  4. Viki 2.0 upgrade
 
J-head + viki 1.0 + FD + Azteeg v2 + heated bed:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Viki 2.0 upgrade

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J-head + viki 2.0 + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR any of the following:
  2. All-metal hot end
  3. Filament detection
 
J-head + viki 2.0 + FD + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR:
  2. All-metal hot end
All-Metal hot end + viki 2.0 + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Filament detection
All-Metal hot end + viki 2.0 + FD + Azteeg v2:
  1. GB2 to GB3+

 

 

GB3:

Azteeg v2 + Single Extruder:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Dual extruder drop in
  3. Bed leveling knobs
  4. Delrin Nut cups
  5. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
  6. Azteeg X3 Pro AND dual y-limit switch
    1. Taller Z-motors
    2. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  7. Metal Body Extruder
  8. LED light bar

 

Azteeg v2 + Dual Extruder:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Bed leveling knobs
  3. Delrin nut cups
  4. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
  5. Azteeg X3 Pro AND dual y-limit switch
    1. Taller Z motors
    2. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  6. Metal Body Extruder
  7. LED light bar

 

Azteeg Pro:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Bed leveling knobs
  3. Dual Y-limit switch
    1. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  4. Delrin nut cups
  5. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  6. Metal Body Extruder
  7. LED light bar
Azteeg Pro + dual-y limit switch:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Bed leveling knobs
  3. Delrin nut cups
  4. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  5. Metal Body Extruder
  6. LED light bar
Azteeg Pro + bed leveling knobs:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Dual Y-limit switch (to upgrade to firmware 4.2.0 and higher)
  3. Delrin nut cups
  4. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  5. Metal Body Extruder
  6. LED light bar
Azteeg Pro + dual-y limit switch + bed leveling knobs:
  1. GB3 to GB3+ OR:
  2. Delrin nut cups
  3. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  4. Metal Body Extruder

GB3+:

Azteeg v2:
  1. Delrin Nut cups
  2. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
  3. Azteeg X3 Pro AND dual y-limit switch
    1. Taller Z-motors (ALSO REQUIRES BED SIDE PLATE UPGRADE)
    2. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  4. Metal Body Extruder
  5. Gigabox Enclosure
Azteeg Pro:
  1. Delrin Nut cups
  2. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  3. Dual y-limit switch
    1. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  4. Metal Body Extruder
  5. Gigabox Enclosure

 

Azteeg Pro + Gigabox Enclosure:
  1. Delrin Nut cups
  2. Bed side plate with 4 V-groove wheels (includes Delrin nut cups)
    1. Taller Z motors
  3. Dual y-limit switch
    1. Firmware 4.2.0 and higher (FREE)
  4. Metal Body Extruder

 

If you'd like assistance with determining which upgrades are correct for you, please email support@re3d.org and our support team will help you.

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