Printrbot Simple Metal Lights

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Printrbot Simple Metal Lights by Dershum Jan 30, 2016
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Decided that there just wasn't enough lighting to see what I was printing. So I designed a two-part light bracket that can be mounted the Printrbot simple metal aluminum handle. The light "sled" is designed for 8-10mm wide strip LEDs, with channels for wiring, etc., built into the design.

This was designed to be printed on a Printrbot simple metal with the X-axis upgrade. The length of the parts is too long (220mm or so) to be printed in the standard 150cm3 available on the Printrbot simple metal. I also have the Z-axis upgrade, but that isn't necessary for this print...but you will need the aluminum handle and an ATX PSU.

To assemble, you'll need the following:

  • Led strip lights (automotive accent lights work great for this)
  • (8) 10-10mm x 3mm hex cap screws
  • A spare 4-pin Molex connector
  • Soldering iron and some solder
  • Heat shrink tubing or electrical tape
  • Zip ties

Assembly instructions can be found on my blog, but assembly is pretty straightforward.

  • Print the light bracket and sled
  • Cut the LED strips to length, and feed the wires through the bracket channels
  • Connect the LED tails to the Molex connector
  • Mount the bracket to the aluminum handle

Check out my blog for more!

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