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BLTouch Chimera mount

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BLTouch Chimera mount by ftaysse Jan 29, 2017
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Remixed the original file to include a few changes:

  • Slots for m3 nuts (use a soldering iron to sink them)
  • Hole allowing access to the adjusment screw on top of the BLTouch sensor
  • Hole allowing the BLTouch cables to go through the back
  • Beefier top plate (less flex)

10 Feb. 2017:

  • Added holes for springs,, allowing fine height adjustment

10 Apr. 2017:

  • Adjusted the size of the M3 nut's pockets

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This looks great and I'm hoping to use it with mine when I get everything setup. I'm trying to get a nice compact and lightweight setup so this will be perfect.

Which mount did you use for the Chimera? Yours is the smallest one I've seen, does that fit the i3?

Yes, it's designed for a Prusa i3 (my exact model is an Hephestos Prusa i3, should work on P3 steel and look-alikes)

I've seen (and used) smaller one, but they do not include a layer fan, and once you add one (on top of the radiator fan generally...) the carriage isn't that small anymore :p
Hence I decided to incude the layer fan inside the carriage ^^

It's available here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2067814 feel free to print it and test it fo yourself

The WhistleBlower - Prusa i3 X Carriage for E3D Chimera with built-in layer fan
by ftaysse

Awesome thanks so much :)

In which circumstances would I use the different sized mount blocks? My printer is a aluminium frame clone i3 so it's one of the common variants.

Where the heck did you find M3 nuts that small?????

Are they too small? Sorry about that I didn't try this current version with the countersink for the nut, I'll try to print it and adjust if necessary
I usually just ""sink" the nuts into the plastic with a soldering iron, so I didn't check the exact size of the socket

Excuse the language, but "My nuts are roughly 5.45mm in diameter" :)

Love the "approximation" :-)
Just uploaded a new version that should "fit" ;à)

You rock! Thanks! Hopefully I'll get this mounted tonight!

That one is definitely better, but the nut holes are still undersized by about a mm, give or take. Also, why did you countersink the opposite side for a screw head? That is the side that butts up against the BLTouch.

Thanks again, I think this will work nicely! I'll get pics of the whole unit up soon!

The countersinks are meant to accomodate the small springs you may have received with your bltouch probe
The springs are mounted between the bltouch's head and the support, so that you can fin tune the probe's height relative to the nozzle

Wow, I feel like an idiot. I saw there were two springs, but apparently I glossed over the part about springs...

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