Wiring Details

Wiring Details

Notes and Tips for wiring the electronic components together.

  1. Used branded copper wire and not solid core wire.
  2. XenoCube needs 3 gauges of wire:
    1. 4 gauge wire for the connection between the 120v power to the 24v power PSU and wiring for the bed.
    2. 10 gauge wire for the connections between the PSU and 12v inverter. This wire is also used for delivering power from the 12v inverter to other electronic components.
    3. 22 gauge wire for wiring up the smaller components.
  3. Wire is cheap compared to redoing a wire because it was to short. Make sure to always give yourself a little extra length.
  4. Areas that need extra wire: Frame to Bed, Frame to X Axis, and Frame to Hotend. These endpoints will need to have extra wire in between them to be able to move freely around the board.

What Tools will I need?

The following is a list of common tools needed to assemble XenoCube.

  1. Prepping Parts:
    • Drill Bit Set – Including 8mm, 5mm, and 3mm drill bits. Drill the holes on the plastic parts.
    • Metal Chop Saw – Extrusion Bar, Drill Rod, and Threaded Rod needs to be cut.
  2. Frame Construction:
    • Bit Driver – Recommended to save your wrists.
    • Hex Bit Set – Including 3mm Hex, 5mm, Hex, Philips, and Flat head bits.
    • Pliers – Diagonal, and Needle Nose.
  3. Wiring:
    • Wire Stripper – Prepping wire ends.
    • Soldering Iron – Connecting wires together.
    • Wire Crimpers – Connections to PSU and Terminal Blocks.
    • Voltage Meter – Good for checking connections, resist, and well voltages.
  4. Software:
    • Computer – Needed for imaging Raspberry Pi SD card.