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This is the cover I built for my MakerBot Replicator. It allows slow evaporation of heat, keeping the internal temperature above the plate stable, the top can be taken off quickly when the printer needs immediate attention from above and the entire unit lifts off for complete printer access.
I've added a powered LED hand-held light to the top of the half jar I've used. I can use the light to inspect the print underneath the extruders. That's it attached by Velcro to the left side of the photograph.
There's a small gap around the perimeter of the top piece, where heat convects away from the printer. If the sides of the printer are covered, the heat within the printer remains stable, no matter how long the printer is running.
Venting Replicator Cover by LeftAngle is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure LeftAngle would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!