Creality Sonic Pad is Available
Creality Sonic Pad, the first smart tablet in the market that fully integrates the Klipper firmware empowering the 3d printing process, is available today at the price of $159 starting from 10 p.m. (GMT+8) on Creality Official Store, Comgrow affiliate store, and Amazon. The launch event will be livestreamed via Creality YouTube and Facebook accounts.
We hear you, 3d printing lovers
Klipper had long been a firmware that could only be utilized by a small number of hard-core 3d printing lovers for its complex installation process and limited compatibility with on-the-shelf 3d printers. There are plenty of codes and tools available to facilitate the process thanks to the 3d printing community, but there was no such gadget to bring a seamless Klipper installation experience and a full suite of “plug-and-play” Klipper features. As a user-centric company dedicated to delivering the convenience of 3d printing to a wider audience, Creality joined forces with the professional community and developed this powerful gadget named “Sonic Pad”, for its capability to offer incredible printing speed.
Powered by a 64-bit CPU and mainboard, the Creality Sonic Pad is a 7-inch color touch screen that unlocks strong computing capability and brings users premium printing speed and quality. Compared to other Klipper-related products and tools, Creality Sonic Pad can connect to almost any FDM printer in the market via a USB cable.
It is not simply a pad that “carries” Klipper and a high-performance mainboard, but a one-stop solution for all 3d printing lovers to make the best use of the powerful features of Klipper without being hindered by the installation. It is pre-configured for Ender-3 V2, Ender-3 S1 and Ender-3 S1 Pro for smooth and quick connection. For other Creality 3d printers and non-Creality ones, a detailed configuration manual is included for easy setup.
Creality Sonic Pad has four USB ports, meaning that users may be able to connect up to four units after the release of Creality’s related OTA patch. It also includes one RJ45 Ethernet port and one WiFi module enabling remote control of printers. With one gadget at an affordable price, users can turn their current 3d printers into Klipper-integrated workhorses without additional costs.
Creality Sonic Pad is one of the shining examples of how Creality caters to the diverse needs of 3d printing enthusiasts. Creality will continuously develop and optimize the Sonic Pad to lead the industry trend and bring the joy of 3d printing to users worldwide.
The open-source Klipper firmware for 3d printers has been the choice of many seeking better print quality and higher printing speeds. Creality, a leading 3d printer manufacturer, will launch the Creality Sonic Pad next week to provide users with a full range of Klipper features and an intuitive installation process. The smart gadget is compatible with most FDM 3d printers at an affordable price, offering “plug-and-play” Klipper solutions to 3d printing beginners and DIY lovers.
Cutting-edge tech specs
Powered by a 64-bit CPU and mainboard, the Creality Sonic Pad is a 7-inch color touch screen that unlocks strong computing capability. Carrying 2G RAM and 8G ROM, the Sonic Pad can bring users with peak Klipper using experience. It has four USB ports, meaning that users may be able to connect up to four units after the release of Creality’s related OTA patch. It also includes one RJ45 Ethernet port and one WiFi module enabling remote control of printers. A camera module which users can buy separately with the tablet, is available for real-time monitoring and time-lapse photography, unleashing more creativity.
Klipper’s complex installation process and less compatibility have been a pain point that hinders many 3d printing beginners from trying out this powerful firmware. Creality Sonic Pad can connect to almost any FDM 3d printer available on the market via a USB cable. It is pre-configured for Ender-3 V2, Ender-3 S1 and Ender-3 S1 Pro for smooth and quick installation. For other Creality 3d printers and non-Creality ones, a detailed configuration manual is included for easy setup.
To keep pace with the fast-evolving Klipper firmware, the Sonic Pad can be upgraded via either OTA or a USB disk, enabling users to get the latest Klipper features at the earliest time. Sonic Pad will also follow the rule of the Open Source community and make all the source code public. Users are free to modify and customize and make their Sonic Pad unique and more powerful.
Integrated Klipper features
Creality Sonic Pad provides users with a full suite of Klipper’s unique features alongside high print quality and speed, including resonance compensation (input shaping), pressure/linear advance and flexible macros.
Klipper was first developed to utilize the additional computing power to assist the 3d printer mainboard in processing commands, allowing users to print faster and more precisely. The built-in input shaping function will cancel out ringing issues and other repeating artifacts by using an accelerometer attached to the print head, thus enhance print quality. Its pressure advance algorithm is also accurate and easy to work with.
Sonic Pad supports user-defined programmable macros, with each macro combining a series of commands together for a personalized function. It efficiently realizes features such as nozzle heating, PID tuning and homing with simple commands.
The Sonic Pad supports sliced model preview when using Creality Print, Ultimaker Cura, Prusa Slicer and Super Slicer. The printing process will be rendered with a water-filling effect and can be updated in real-time to Creality Print. It can be operated either by the built-in touch screen or remotely on a phone or PC from the web UI when connected to a LAN, bringing the freedom of remote control.