My Old Replicator 2 Power Brick Holder - Check out 82565 instead

by elgullitch, published

My Old Replicator 2 Power Brick Holder - Check out 82565 instead by elgullitch Feb 22, 2013


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 wallwarts… 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 don’t know, but I’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.

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Printed from Makerware using the high resolution profile, but with these settings: Infill: 25% Shells: 3 Layer: 0.3mm 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.