How to upgrade an Anet-A6 with an Minitronics 2.0

Written by Mike Santifort on 2019-05-13 14:44:16

Hello Everyone,

Today we're going to explain on how to upgrade your Anet A6 with an Minitronics(32bit) controller.

First of we are going to look at the PDF with how we are going to connect the wires.
Click here to view the PDF

The first thing we notice here is we are going to split up cables to multiple connectors.
This are the cables we are going to split up:

  • 5V
  • GND
  • MOSI
  • SCK

 The second thing we should notice is that we are using 2 cs pins to differentiate the traffic going to the LCD and SD card reader.
To fully use this you would need to load up the Minitronics with this firmware: Click here to download the firmware
This is a fully pre-configured firmware wich you can use with the Minitronics and the Anet A6 hardware.

Once you have uploaded the firmware it's time to connect all the wires,
you can connect all the wires according to this datasheet: Click here to open the datasheet.
Once you have done that we can start adding the wires listed in this datasheet: Open the Anet-Minitronics datasheet

Once you have done all the above steps you should be able to turn the printer on and see the display light up and show the boot screen,
If so congratulations you have managed to upgrade your Anet A6 controller to an Minitronics Controller!

If you are still having any issues check your wiring to make sure they are correctly connected.
Aswell you shouldn't forget the 10K resistor between the 5V and the CS of the LCD.

Thanks for reading until the next time!

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