ViKi 2 Graphic LCD - Control Panel Interface
ViKi 2.0 is an easy to use LCD control panel interface designed for 3D printers and CNC machines but can also be used for other micro controller projects. It allows your 3D printer to operate without a PC always connected and provides visual indication of things like temperature and peripheral activity. It can also be used on most micro controller / Arduino projects that require a display and control interface. Give that project of yours a professional looking panel!
ViKi stands for Visual Kinetic control Interface.
Viki 2.0 sports a 3" Graphic LCD with white pixels on black background, a micro SD card slot and rotary encoder with push switch. Connects via SPI. Dual color ring light to indicate heating or cooling of printer hotend or heatbed. Uses U8Glib Library for Arduino ( Marlin and Repetier), and natively supported in Smoothieware.
Works with Smoothieware, Marlin and Repetier (coming). Tested on Azteeg X3, X3 PRO, X5 mini, Rambo, RAMPS, and will work with most current controller boards.
Printrboard users would need the current release of Marlin for the Viki 2 to work, Modifying Printrbot supplied Marlin Firmware will not fit in the Printrboard's memory space.
(Yellow printed stand not included in kit)
What's in the box:
Posted by Zach Moore on 19th Dec 2016
The Viki 2 display is nicer than the normal $20 "Smartcontroller" LCD's, but has a couple of cons.
Nice dial with good tactical feedback
Blue/Red status light around dial for cold/hot indication
Clean polycarbonate face with easy mounting holes
Good support from Panucatt with wiring diagrams and pinouts
micro-SD card support which you can print from
Protective plastic underneath dial is impossible to remove
May require manual editing of code to enable
Default wiring harness wont work with RAMPS
Use this link for help with Repetier setup: https://forum.repetier.com/discussion/2827/viki-2-lcd-on-ramps-v1-4
Use short jumpers for custom wiring harness (need 15):
Posted by Brian. K on 3rd Aug 2016
Everything works as described and looks great. Simple hookup. But remember this does not work as an external sd card reader on smoothie boards.
*** UltiBots Added *** We successfully printed from a SD card on a ViKi 2 using an Azteeg X5 Mini V3. It is not recommended by Smoothieware but possible.
All prices are in USD.