Printrbot Simple Metal Lights
by Dershum, published
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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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