Mosaic CANVAS Hub

Control Center for the Mosaic Palette 2

By Mosaic

Mosaic CANVAS Hub

Control Center for the Mosaic Palette 2

By Mosaic

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CANVAS Hub is the keystone of Mosaic’s multi-material ecosystem. Think of it as the center of everything to do with multi-material printing, and the bridge that allows your hardware products to communicate with each other and come online.

CANVAS Hub is the keystone of Mosaic’s multi-material ecosystem. Think of it as the center of everything to do with multi-material printing, and the bridge that allows your hardware products to communicate with each other and come online.

Overview

Introducing the CANVAS Hub

CANVAS Hub enables the CANVAS software platform to communicate with your 3D printer and your Palette 2. This means that—with CANVAS Hub—you won’t have to worry about managing files on different SD cards or connecting your printer to your computer with a USB cable.

With CANVAS Hub’s WiFi connectivity and its connection to both your Palette 2 and your 3D printer, you’ll be able to manage your printing workflow wirelessly through the CANVAS web interface and Mosaic’s customized version of OctoPrint.

More specifically, you can use CANVAS Hub to control aspects of your 3D printer and your Palette 2 from your computer: load and unload filament, jog your extruder, start a multi-material print, and access CANVAS Material Profiles from your Palette 2.


Improved Printing Thanks to Digital Pinging

CANVAS Hub also enables one of the most crucial features in Mosaic’s new product ecosystem: Digital Pinging.

When Palette 2 is used as an accessory (with no CANVAS Hub), it operates off of what we call pings. Each ping is a series of printer movements that Palette 2 can detect in the printer’s extrusion. Palette 2 detects these pings and uses them to deduce how far the printer has progressed through the G-Code file.

This system works well enough. However, extrusion inconsistencies, print head movement, and a number of other factors can cause missed pings. And missed pings can throw Palette 2’s calibration off, leading to incorrect color placement in a print.

By contrast, CANVAS Hub feeds G-Code to your printer and your Palette 2. It passes pings between the two so, instead of waiting for pauses (like in accessory mode), communication is instant. This digital pinging means that Palette 2 never misses a check-in.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

Unit Weight
0.1 kg (0.2 lbs.)

Unit Dimensions
8.1 x 8.1 x 3.0 cm
(3.1" x 3.1" x 1.1")

Shipping Weight
1 kg (2.2 lbs.)

Shipping Box
27 x 21 x 6 cm
(11" x 8" x 2.5")

Control Interface
CANVAS via Web Browser

Compatible Operating Systems
Windows, Mac, Linux (Tested on Ubuntu 16.04)

Data Interface
USB for Printer and Palette 2, Wifi for Canvas, IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Channels 1-11

Memory
8GB Internal Storage

Ambient Operating Temperature
15 - 30°C (60-86°F)

Control Board
Raspberry Pi Zero W

External Camera Compatibility
Not Supported

Power Requirements
5V DC, 2A Max

Power Adapter Input Requirements
100 - 240V (50/60Hz) 0.4A

Power Adapter Compatibility
USA, UK, AU, EU

Helpful Resources

Support Resources

Mosaic support web site

Mosaic community forum

Documentation for the Mosaic Palette 2 and Palette 2 Pro can be found here.



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