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Ramps accessible hinged mounting box with improved air flow

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Ramps accessible hinged mounting box with improved air flow by 111OCT111 Oct 6, 2012
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Just a way to mount and organize your wires/ramps electronics on a prusa mendel.
It makes use of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17912
for mounting,

and it's a derivative of

It improves air flow by providing dual fan mounts,
uses zip ties as means to achieve a hinge.


Print one of this thing and one of:

Instructions assume that you're mounting the whole thing to the front right of your prusa, but it should work
on the other 3 corners. Just download the appropriate mounting plate from thing:17912.

Mount the plate to the prusa.

Attach the ramps board to the plate using the two back holes (the ones closest to the usb connector)
with the usb connector toward the back of the prusa.

Using two zip ties, attach the box (this thing) to the font two holes of the ramps and the plate. I used 2 2.5mm zip ties and the hinge works flawlessly. See pictures for reference.

To have better air flow, attach two 40mm fans, one to the top and one to the side of the box. Check the air direction, one fan should blow could air in, the other should suck hot air out. If using fans thicker than 10mm, you should consider mounting one inside the other outside the box. Make sure the fan wires are long enough for when the hinge is open.

Enjoy flicking it open that easy.
Next is slot/support for SDramps integrated in the box.

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