Special folding hinges for case-rap (custom version)

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Special folding hinges for case-rap (custom version) by dasaki Aug 5, 2016
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Edit: I'm slowly documenting new versions and updates of my custom printer here: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Valentia

Screws, washers and nuts are all M4, except for the screws that fix the hinges to the wood, which are 3-3.5mm diameter 16-20mm long screws for wood.
Make sure dimension marked as "X" in one of the pictures doesn't exceed 200mm, in my case's case X=102mm.
This is for my ongoing version of jlguil's case-rap, where I want to test some experimental designs trying to reduce weight and cost.

You can choose two different hinge arms widths: 7mm or 12mm.

If you are a curious maker / "tinker" / hacker, have a look at my blog:

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By the way, i think that you will have an issue with the room of the z motor. And also to accesv the locking screw. I would make it larger than the motor (43mm) to move the lock screw aside the motor. Next time I'm on the computer, I'll send you a sketch.

corner, my suggestion
by jlguil

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm currently obsessed in reducing final travel size (400x400x114mm) and weight (?). At the moment I plan to put the z motors on the top corners, that is why I did the locking screws design that way, and also to just solve the locking issue quickly, and focus on the rest of the elements. I leave the improvement of the locking system (as for example a kind of 3D printed latch) for a further version.

What a remix!!!
I'm impressed.
Hope you'll get this thing working.
I can't wait to see all other modifications you'll make!

I'm glad you like it!
I just liked so much your idea/solution for a portable printer that had to start making a custom version :)
It will still take a few weeks to refine the design and test the ideas, I'll make everything available as soon as it works as expected.
Thank you for your inspiring work!

Handy Idea bud opens up a few options for me this hinge thanks

Thanks! I'm glad it inspires you!

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This is awesome I want to figure out how to use this in my computer case building