Case for RepRapDiscount Smart Controller
by wersy, published
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 wouldnâ€™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 â€œHardwarekillerâ€ send me, very exactly, all the needed measurements by email - and everythingâ€™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
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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.
"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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