Printable Spool Roller
by CidVilas, published
Update<5-6-12>: Corrected some dimensions in the SCAD
Inspired by the many attempts to create a spool holder.
The STL file contains a printable spool holder for the Cheap Chinese Spools coming from RepRaper.com.
The OpenSCAD file allows you to enter in just a few details about your particular spool, and hardware. After that you simply compile and print. These types of spool holders are great, but require care. If you let the filament get too loose, it will tangle. So be sure to keep tension on that filament!
If you are using the spools provided from RepRaper.com, then use the STL. Otherwise, make sure to download the OpenSCAD file and modify to suit.
I have not tested the script thoroughly, so there may be some mistakes in the mathematics.
NOTE: Yes, I do apologize to the parents out there for being subjected to such words as RepRaper. I do understand how this word may bring images of careless and misguided RepRaping behavior. I assure you that both Machine and Operator are both consenting participants.
4x M4 Bolt
4x M4 Nuts
8x M4 Washers
4x 624 Bearings (Sourced from dismantled Sells Mendel)
Build to suit! If you want to throw in Fender washers, simply modify the SCAD as necessary, reprint, and rebuild!