LED Strip Holder for Ultimaker

by pit3k, published

LED Strip Holder for Ultimaker by pit3k Jan 2, 2013


Holder for easy mounting HobbyKing LED strips on Ultimaker.

So I had the "Turnigy High Denisity LED Flexible Strips" laying around. They are actually covered with sticking tape at the back, but it won't stick to well to the wood. Besides, I decided that for the ideal position I need to design a holder for them. And here it is. Just mounted it today and done first print - works very nicely - no clearance problems. Easy to assemble. Enjoy.

This is actually fully parametric in OpenSCAD, so you might adjust to different sizes of LED strips you happen to have.

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I'm not able to get the OpenSCAD to work (it is the first try). I had to scale the hooks by 1.03 for a perfect fit.

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So you need these LED strips: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8944 White is obviously the best, I only had blue and red ones, so for now I'm using blue.

You need 3 pieces, 25cm each. They sell it by the meter, and you can cut it every 5cm (each 5cm piece has 3 diodes).

Then you print 3 pieces of led_bar and 6 pieces of led_hook. Mount bars on front, left and right of Ultimaker. Connect to 12V power source. You're done!

As for power supply - they require 12V and each 25cm bar takes around 120mA. So 3 take 360mA. I didn't want to overload the Ultimaker built-in 12V stabilizer, and since I had it laying around I added this: http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/de-swadj - it's nice since it doesn't require any additional elements and has a screw you can adjust the brightness of LEDs with :)

<p>I'm not able to get the OpenSCAD to work (it is the first try). I had to scale the hooks by 1.03 for a perfect fit.</p>