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Filament Joiner Part 2 (With Display and Knob)

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Thanks to the current corona-virus crisis, the parts I ordered for the filament joiner project were taking forever to arrive. But now that they have finally arrived, I can put them to good use.

These were the parts ordered:
0.96" OLED display SSD1306Rotary switch encoder KY-040 Here is the final circuit diagram:
The OLED display is connected to the SCK and SDA pins of the Nano (A2 and A3 respectively), and powered by 5V and GND.

The rotary switch encoder is connected as follows:
VCC => 5VGND = > GNDCLK => D9DT => D8SW => D2 My prototype board now looks like this:


The updated code for driving the knob and display is available in heater-with-display.ino in the Github repository.

We now have a fairly compact (about 7cm x 5cm) and independent filament joiner (no need to connect to PC) that is driven solely by a 12V power supply.

Here's how to use it to join printer filaments.


More usage details in my previous post.