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While Creality does not yet offer a 3D printer with a built-in support for the Klipper 3D printing firmware it does however has a solution that kind of make it easier to get access to the Klipper firmware on your existing Creality 3D printer and on some others as well. The device comes in the form of a 7-inch touch-screen display (1024×600 resolution) with a built-in 64-bit computing platform, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM memory and WiFi and Ethernet network connectivity, though you connect it to your 3D printer through a USB cable (it can drive multiple 3D printers at the same time – 4 USB ports). The device not only provides you with Klipper support, but all the features it offers as well as upgrades the default display of the printer with a much more friendly and functional touch-screen interface, read on to find out more about what you get and how you can upgrade your 3D printer using the Creality Sonic Pad device.

The most essential upgrade that the Sonic Pad and the Klipper support is brings is the ability to print with higher speed while maintaining high-quality of your prints – resulting in faster print times without sacrifice of the quality of the 3D printed parts. Creality says 2 to 5 times faster printing speed with the same quality, though that greatly depends on the printer you are using and the model you are printing on it. This improvement of printing speed while maintaining good quality comes from the input shaper function of the Klipper firmware that do requires some extra work, doing some measurements of your printer with the included G-sensor (accelerometer) and you need to print a mount for the sensor too.

The Klipper firmware offers much more than just speed increase, it has lot more to offer in terms of features and improvements of functionality. Another very useful function is to be able to monitor and control your printer with Sonic Pad over the local network wirelessly through WiFi or with a cable Ethernet connection, especially useful if your 3D printer is only capable of printing from SD card, USB drive or through USB connection by default. There is also the ability to connect a webcam to monitor the printing process. And there is the CrealityCloud for remote monitoring and control, though that functionality is new and more limited to the number of supported devices for now apparently.

Creality’s Sonic Pad supports more than 20 of the company’s 3D printers including: Ender-5 S1, Ender-5 Pro, Ender-6, Ender-7, Ender-3 Max Neo, CR-10, CR-10 S4, CR-10 S5, CR-10 Smart Pro, CR-6 MAX, CR-6 SE, Ender-3 Pro, Ender-5 Plus, Ender-3 Max, Ender-3 S1 Plus, CR-10 Smart, CR-10S Pro V2, CR-10 V3, Ender-3 V2, Ender-3 V2 Neo, Ender-3 S1 and Ender-3 S1 Pro. These do come with pre-configured settings, so you can quickly and easily generate a firmware update for your 3D printer from the Sonic Pad, update it and then start using the new Klipper functionality. This is probably one of the easiest and not to mention the most affordable option for adding Klipper support to any of the Creality 3D printers as the Sonic Pad is priced at $159 USD and it combines the needed extra processing power and a touch-screen display in one relatively easy to use device.

There is also support for some other non-Creality 3D printers and you can customize it for others as well based on the control board your device may be using, though if you are upgrading a non-Ceality 3D printer with Klipper using the Sonic Pad you should check if other users were successful doing so before actually getting the device. Configuring manually a not officially supported 3D printer might be harder for non-experienced users, though using the external Sonic Pad might still be much easier than upgrading the internal hardware of your 3D printer with Klipper-capable one and probably more affordable.

To order the Creality Sonic Pad from the official Creality website ($159 USD)…
To order the Creality Sonic Pad from Amazon with faster shipping time ($169 USD)…

The Klipper 3D Printer Firmware is a next generation free and open-source 3D printer firmware developed by Kevin O’Connor that is intended to bring things to the next level by taking advantage of additional processing power provided by a Raspberry Pi or another single-board computer. Having more processing power than what a traditional 3D Printer motherboard running an older and inexpensive hardware with limited processing power allows you to do more things and do them better, optimizing the 3D printing process for more speed and precision… then there are some extra features being added on top of the quality improvement and speed improvement as well. Better and user-friendly moinitring and control interface with network connectivity of the printer, remote monitoring and control as an option, web-camera integration, LCD and touch-screen display support, automated bed-leveling and automatic delta calibration, full user control, custom programmable macros and so much more and since it is open source software it can be updated, upgraded and improved over time easily.

So, by using the newer Klipper 3D Printer Firmware on your 3D printer you should be able to get faster prints with better quality and access to a number of extra features (input shaping and pressure advance most notably). And the best of all is that if you already have a 3D printer that runs on the older Marlin firmware you are very likely to be able to get it to run the Klipper firmware and bring it in a more up-to-date condition, upgrading the processing speed and the quality of your prints. Do note however that the Klipper firmware is intended for people that are not new to 3D printers and 3D printing, especially if you are planning on upgrading from old Marlin firmware to the Klipper as it will require some hardware tweaking and upgrading as well as tinkering on the software side. But it is well worth it if you are interested in getting more out of your existing 3D printer and want to spend the time doing so, or if you are looking for a new one with Klipper out of the box or an easy to be upgrade to Klipper firmware there are some options as well.

Fortunately, we are starting to see some readily made 3D printers coming out with the Klipper 3D Printer Firmware pre-installed on them, so besides upgrading your old 3D printer to get the advantages and benefits of the Klipper firmware, you can also get a new one that runs Klipper. One of the first affordable such 3D Printers is the BIQU Hurakan DIY 3D Printer that can be found for sub $400 USD and the other option is the more expensive and larger and more feature rich out of the box FLSUN V400 Delta 3D Printer that is more like a sub $1000 USD. Upgrading your existing 3D printer to run Klipper might be much more cost effective if you have the needed knowledge or are eager to tinker with things and want to learn and experiment doing that.

There is another interesting alternative option also available and that is the Creality Sonic Pad device that was originally intended to bring Klipper support as an easy upgrade to Creality’s Ender 3 and Ender 5 as well as CR-series of 3D printers. Meanwhile the company has extended support for their product range and has also focused on allowing other printers to be used together with the Sonic Pad to be upgraded to support the Klipper firmware and get the features and improvements it offers. The Creality Sonic Pad is currently available for about $160 USD.

We have decided that it is time to “retire” our old Sailfish-based Replicator 2 and the Prisa i3 based on the Marlin firmware and get the new BIQU Hurakan DIY 3D Printer to star tinkering with Klipper out of the box and with the printer itself as it can take some improvements and upgrades on top of what you get by default. Of course, we are going to be sharing our experience with the BIQU Hurakan that comes with the Klipper pre-installed, so stay tuned for more about that printer and the Klipper firmware.

For more information about the Klipper 3D Printer Firmware…

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