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Printrbot Simple V2 Mods

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Printrbot Simple V2 Mods by echorobotics Aug 25, 2013
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Here are some of my Printrbot Simple mods that I think are essential upgrades!

The filament guide is a derivative of thing:128240 by johnbiehler. I added a feature on top to attach a 1/4" PTFE tube (from Lowe's) to guide the filament in better from the spool on the side (thing:118559).

The fan mount is my own design for a 40 mm fan. I got my fan from Radioshack. The Z coupling is also my design.

The feet are thing:129448 which I attached some rubber feet to the bottom of to prevent slipping.


Printed everything at .2 mm layer height. The filament guide should be printed with the clip part facing down and support material. The fan bracket needs support as well. The coupling I printed hollow with 3 perimeters.

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I found the coupler really useful, although the screws barely clear the Y motor. Nice work.

How well is this coupler working for you? On my printrbot it seems if I were to put a stiff enough couple the motor would probably get stuck and not even be able to rotate the shaft..

The stl for the filament guide seems to have a error and renders very small at about 4mm across instead of what I suspect should be around 22mm wide.