My Old Replicator 2 Power Brick Holder - Check out 82565 instead
by elgullitch, published
I don't use this thing any more. I have a better, much more stable design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:82565
I'm only leaving this up on Thingiverse in the event someone wants to derive something else from it....
New version 3/11/13 Better grip on power brick and SNUG fit to the Rep 2.
I hate power bricks almost as much as I hate wallwartsâ€¦ Our Rep2 lives on a mobile cart so the power brick can't live unobtrusively under a desk (keeping the dust bunnies warm). After having the brick get jostled and unplugged in the middle of a build for the third time, I came up with this idea. Is it a long term solution? I donâ€™t know, but Iâ€™m trying it for now. At least it puts the brick in what is currently unused space on the back of the single extruder Replicator 2. Underneath the brick cradle is a cable management clip.
Undoubtedly I spent way too much time and filament on a problem better solved with duct tape and velcro......
Updated 2/25/2013 to increase the clip angle. Better gripping of the power brick.
Printed from Makerware using the high resolution profile, but with these settings:
Extrude: 80 mm/sec
Travel: 150 mm/sec
I added Ear Rafts http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:38272 at all the corners in Makerware to ensure bonding. You could also use a raft but I prefer whpthomas' approach.
The Makerbot logo serves as a pressure pad to hold the brick more securely. The oval cutouts are just to reduce filament usage -- This material would contribute little to structural strength. Modeled in Alibre Design - source included. Please post all modified source.