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Beautify the Printer (Hide most of the important internals )

November 5th, 2011 2 comments

I think the time has come to beautify my printer, after which you will not see any internals of it – JUST LIKE JR.

NOOOOOOOOT!

The concept is laughable since he published photos of his printer internals and was later doing “Damage Control”, but who is competing with whom?

I have installed a few things that I believe are necessary for the good and clean operation of the printer.

Yes! The fan below hides the most secretive component of all:

The Air Duct! it is made from 2 pieces of CPVC and is 150mm on the round end. At the rectangular it is 300mm x 80mm. It is held to the frame with some L-shape brackets 30mmx30mm. It catches the hot exhaust from the projector even it the fan is not running and venting it away from the top of the printer.

And now… I have cut out the projector front cover with my rotary hand piece and installed back in the projector:

Made you think I was going to show you black glossy plexiglass?

Drink one for me ( since I drink only wine occasionally )! Sheers!

 

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A Few More Goodies…

September 14th, 2011 No comments

BOM:

1 – 30mm bubble level.

4 – 32mm base rubber feet with a washer inside.

Found a very handy bubble level block and a little bubble level for the machine:

The big one above is of a laser-cut acrylic and the small one is about 30mm in diameter.

Also found some rubber feet for the machine:

 

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A small frame correction

August 16th, 2011 No comments

After some consideration I have made a small correction in the corner (gussets) bracket location.

As you can see the bracket that holds the cross-member rail for the projector was moved to the top. I have discovered some flex in the joint and it was eliminated that way.

Also, as seen in the picture above, I moved the bracket from the outside to the inside, facing the projector, giving me longer movement of the projector all around.

To get a little more maneuvering room under the projector I raised the entire frame on 4 bolts ( like stilts), but you can use other, equal height pieces you find around the house.

Cheers!

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