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Case for RepRapDiscount Smart Controller

by wersy, published

Case for RepRapDiscount Smart Controller by wersy Nov 23, 2012

Description

As a guideline I had this very beautiful design of reprapdiscount:
thingiverse.com/thing:26093
But it was impossible for me to change it in a way to make it easily printable. So I decided to make my own version. But I wouldn’t do it without using the excellent professional made little elastic kill button.
While I created this case I had neither the LDC board nor the LCD. So “Hardwarekiller” send me, very exactly, all the needed measurements by email - and everything’s fits well.

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Very well done, it looks like piano paint - really noble :-)
Thanks for your feedback, I am glad you like it.

Oah your rite the gap is not noticeable except with the camera flash. I believe i used the 97.4 case.
Not knowing how it would turn out i used the ugliest filament i had (like olive drab green) Turns out it fit so well i scraped it with a razor blade then painted it with 2 coats of gloss black fusion paint (the stuff that sticks to plastic) i use it allot and its great stuff! All the captive nut slots worked perfectly the button and sd slot work great. I have printed a few cases for things before and this is the nicest design by far. I even ordered another lcd for my other printer so soon ill have another case printed out... Thanks

At the right side seems to be a little gap. Did you used the 98,4 mm version?
The case looks great. What material you used and how did you manage to make so smooth and glossy?

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Instructions

To let the case apear more flat (and to cover possible impressisions ;-) I created a channel outside between the top and bottom part.
I had to learn that the LCD sizes are a bit different even if they look similar. Therefore I made two variants of the top case with different cut outs for the display:
Top Case cut out 98.4 x 40.4 mm
Top Case cut out 97.4 x 40.4 mm
There are also two variants of the bottom case for the cable slots coming out only on the front side or on back and front side:
Bottom Case front slots
Bottom Case back and front slots
The case with back and front slots is 0.5 mm higher to give more room for the cable between the controller board and the bottom, in case you want the cable coming out on the back side.
The bottom part contains several screw nut deepenings for fastening the case as you like. If you mount it to an 8 mm rod you can use the case clamps.
If you use the kill button 8.5 mm it will stick out 0.5 mm. It is then easier to push.
To assembly you need:
4 screws M3 x 12 with nuts
4 screws M3 x 20with nuts
2 self-cutting screws 2 mm x 5 (for the button but it works also without tighten it).
To get the controller knob lower you have to shorten the tack for about 4 mm.

Edit 29.12.2012
"MikeP-NZ" post his printed controller case but use a different knob. I think it is much more practical to use this thinner knob. One can revolve it faster. So designed one like that and - I enjoy it already :-)

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brw_racing on Oct 30, 2013 said:

Case also fits the ebay lcd board i have not sure of the seller but looks like there are many clones being sold on ebay. Nicest fitting case ive ever printed out. When i get it finished ill post a picture.
Thank you...

wersy on Nov 3, 2013 said:

Very well done, it looks like piano paint - really noble :-)
Thanks for your feedback, I am glad you like it.

wersy on Oct 31, 2013 said:

At the right side seems to be a little gap. Did you used the 98,4 mm version?
The case looks great. What material you used and how did you manage to make so smooth and glossy?

Wired1 on Apr 25, 2013 said:

Is this display using the I2C bus or individual bus wires? Looks like a neat unit.

tjb1 on Feb 5, 2013 said:

I printed this and the hole for the "e-stop" doesn't line up, in fact it is quite far off. Is this due to the rotary switch size or has reprap discount changed the board?

Here is a picture of how much the hole is off, I did confirm this with another person. This is a black board LCD/SD.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o71b...

wersy on Feb 9, 2013 said:

Oh please, do not look through the hole - just put in the kill button and push it ;-)
Allthough it is not aligned, contact should still be possible. And yes, I moved the hole a little down to make room for a bigger knob. However, now I prefer the smaller knob, which I also have added, and I feel is much better to handle.

Le-Seaw on Feb 6, 2013 said:

the same here :(

indio99 on Dec 15, 2012 said:

Hi, dear

It is good case for smart lcd from reprapdiscount ebayer

I printed 98.4 top case, and back&front slot bottom case and it is perfect for me

too I printed kill button 8.5 

Thank you very much this is a good job

best regards

wersy on Dec 15, 2012 said:

Thank you, I'm glad you like it. Which color you printed?
I would be very glad if you could post a picture to "MadeOne!"

Best regards

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