Running on Klipper firmware, the Creality Sonic Pad is a 7-inch touchscreen powered by a 64-bit operating system. The 2 combined will ensure unparalleled 3D printing performance!
1: Highly Integrated, User-friendly installation
1. Connect to the almost Any FDM Printer
With a USB cable, the Sonic Pad can be connected to almost any FDM printer. A detailed user manual will guide you step by step. Since the Sonic Pad has been pre-configured for Ender 3 V2, Ender 3 S1, and Ender 3 S1 Pro, it will be just plug-and-play for owners of these models!
2. Simplified Klipper operation
It might be frustrating for novices when installing the firmware, but the Sonic Pad saves the trouble by unlocking the possibility to connect to almost any I3 Frame type FDM 3d printer via a USB cable.
– Support (hotbed) PID calibration
PID stands for “proportional-integral-derivative”, which essentially determined how the printer heats the hotend and hotbed. By PID tuning, your 3d printer can heat the specific elements to maintain a certain temperature without much variation. It is a powerful function to decrease artifacts, lines, gaps and etc.
In the past, you need to go through 7 steps to activate PID Tuning on a Klipper-running 3d printer, including sending commands to the 3d printer by G-code terminal, which is quite annoying to inexperienced 3d printer owners. While Sonic Pad makes it easier! Sonic Pad is built-in with the PID function. You can always re-run the calibration if you decide to change your typical temperatures (when changing materials, for example).
– Support real-time monitoring and time-lapse shooting ( an external camera is required)
1. For time-lapse photography, a photographic file will be generated only when the file is completely printed, and a photographic file can not be generated if the power run-out/is manually terminated halfway through the printing process. (not mentioned in the manual)
2. encrypted camera cannot be used with Sonic Pad. (not mentioned in the manual)
3. Vibration compensation is only available for Prusa I3 frame type 3d printer (Ender-3 series)
– Resonance compensation Features(input shaping)
This is a unique feature to Klipper which erases the resonances, which always leads to “fish-scales”, “ringing“, and other repeating artifacts. More impressively, it can be fulfilled semi-automatically with an accelerometer (included in the pack) attached to the print head which accurately measures the harmonics and vibrations that become an issue as print speeds increase.
At present, this function is available for DIY I3 structure-type models (Ender-3 series) only.
– Deft with User-defined Macros
Will connect to Creality Cloud and supports Customizable programming, cloud slicing, remote control, and multiple printer controls at the same time
In the Beta test, the Creality Could App is yet to be connected with the Sonic Pad and we are still waiting for an update in the near future.
Problems found in testing:
At present, you can not resume printing after powering off.
When pausing printing about 10-30s, select stop printing, and an error report will appear indicating that the size is out of range
Suggested solution: When this error occurs, you need to move the Z axis separately, and then return the XY to zero to continue printing
2: Faster printing without sacrificing quality
Thanks to high-precision algorithms applied by Sonic Pad, higher printing speed becomes possible. During high-speed printing, the integrated input shaper function reduces vibrations and dampens noise – with the same quality!
Several sets of printing tests.
When the printing speed was 50mm/s, 5 models（3Dbenchy, cube, Deadpool,Astronaut, iron man） were used respectively on Ender-3V2 and Ender-3V2+Klipper for tests
You’ll achieve 10-30% speed acceleration with the Sonic pad. Also, it has been proved that you will save more time when printing complicated models/infill.
Creality sonic pad printing speed test
3: Intelligent print preview, With model preview
The Sonic Pad allows previewing models sliced with Creality Print, Ultimaker Cura, Prusa Slicer, and Super Slicer. This way you know in advance what your finished prints will look like!
Notice: [Presently, Real-time preview is available for models sliced with Creality Print]
4: Rich Extensible Interfaces, Online and/or offline upgrade
The Sonic Pad includes:
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 connector
1 x WiFi Module
1 x G Sensor
If a camera is connected, your printing processes can also be recorded on video and shared with your community.
You can either upgrade the pad online via OTA or offline via a USB disk. Quite handy, isn’t it?
5: Access from different platforms
Whether you access the Creality Sonic Pad via the integrated touchscreen or via the web user interface is entirely up to you!
6: Open-source Commitment
Creality Sonic Pad follows the rules of the open-source community. Users can modify and customize the source code according to their own needs.
To keep pace with the fast-evolving Klipper firmware, the Sonic Pad can be upgraded via either OTA or a USB stick enabling users to get the latest Klipper features at the earliest time.