Upgrade to ACME screws
You may start upgrading you Piper 3d printer by installing ACME screws instead of 5/16 rods.
Upgrade to heated bed.
To upgrade to heated bed you may have several options. Those options depend on the size of the bed.
|Bed size||Heating element wattage||Heat bed voltage||Example of parts||Notes|
|200mm x 200mm||200+ W||12 V is sufficient||Heated bed ||you need a separate SSR as Ramps 1.4 does not provide enough current|
|200mm x 300mm||300+ W||You may need a separate PSU or move to 24V PSU||may require changes to Ramps 1.4 board|
|300mm x 300mm||450+ W||You need 110V(220V) heat panel, SSR DC to AC 25A and be very careful as moving pate will have wires with high voltage.||This is not recommended configuration since wires with high voltage will be constantly bended by moving bed, failure in wires may cause electrical shock.|