Ultimaker mods ideas

I will be documenting some mod(-ideas) here.

RGB led lighting

Ikea has a nice set of RGB leds. Adding those to the insides of the Ultimaker (z-axis) and hooking them to the Arduino, can give some nice effects.

  • Have the color move from blue to red, linked to the temperature of the head.
  • Have the axis be represented by a color. X = red, Y = green, Z = blue. Depending on the position of the head, the color will change.
  • Have the color change from blue (waiting for printjob) to red (printing) to green (finished printing).