a flightcase for a prusa
by crankbmx, published
i wanted something to put my printer in so i build it a flightcase
things i wanted:
- it had to look cool, so no square box
- it had to be able to print, both open and closed
- L shaped, so i could add a spool holder
- windows to see it print
- less than 1/2 sheet wood (flightcase wood is very expensive, and most vendors will sell you a 4ft by 4ft sheet)
all in all, flightcases aren't cheap, and mine came out at 180â‚¬ with everything
there are 2 good flightcase suppliers (adam hall and penn) about 98% of all flightcases i see at my job are from one or the other
on this one i used adam hall material, so i'll provide you a part list from them
flightcases are not that hard to make, but this one is a bit special,
so if you are lost, take it to your local theater or P.A. firm and ask for some help.
cut the wood according to the plan, you may need to add or lose 1mm depending how thick your wood is. (plan is for 10mm)
nail the box together with thin nails (use closing lids in between the 2 parts of the back, see the pictures)
add the closing lids
add the corner profiles (at the corners they just need to connect, no need to cut them under a angle, the ball corner will cover them)
to make them in a 135Â° angle, take a wood block of about 8 by 8 by 50 cm,
cut it half way length wise under 22,5Â°. flip it over and cut it again.
now use this in a vise to turn the 90Â° aluminium in 135Â°
add the corner balls
cut out the parts to add the butterfly catches and add them
add some handles
the parts i added in the parts list is for the very basic, you can go a lot further like i did, or even go way over the top.
this is what i did extra:
- added windows (made them myself from tour label dishes and 5mm plexi)
- added 5mm foam inside
- made a chamber for the Power supply with spare parts and a cooling dish)
- added 4 feet
- added corner braces
- added sunk in handles
- added a dish with 2 D size holes (put a neutric usb connector in one, left the other open for later upgrades)
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