Articulated Ball Joint Fan Mount

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Articulated Ball Joint Fan Mount by ei8htohms Aug 25, 2013
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This is a fan mount designed for the underside of the x-carriage on the printrbot GO with maximum flexibility in mind.


This is highly customizable using the customizer for different heights, ball joint sizes, fan sizes, screw and nut sizes, etc. Knock yourself out.

This probably prints better with a fan. Hahahahahahaha. No, seriously, it does.

The uploaded STL of all three pieces has a duct for a 35 mm fan. I haven't decided yet what the largest fan I can fit into the tight confines of the GO, so I'll leave this as a work in progress until I get mine dialled in. I included an STL of the duct for a 40mm fan as well.

Be sure to include an @pause command to insert the trapped nut. The vertical holes for screws all employ nophead's polyholes module for improved fit when FDM 3d printed.

Also added a vertical height correction for the trapped nut as I was having a hard time getting it to line up with the screw hole precisely.

9-1-13 Added separate parameter for duct wall thickness (was formerly the same as clip thickness) so I could make a thinner, lighter duct.

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Ok, updated question - having a problem in the customizer.

When setting the Angle, any value above 14 makes the stem/connector disappear from the drawing. Is that just a mistake in flash and it will actually print correctly?



The customizer preview doesn't seem to like that geometry so much, but it will successful build that part with that angle set up to about 80 degrees or so.

Gotcha, fixed it, thanks!

Great! Now I'll start to play with it a bit!

I was looking into customizing your part, and it's not working. It looks like you have two semicolons together on line 172 in the source.