PanelMax Prusa

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PanelMax Prusa by tommyc Apr 10, 2012
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PanelMax enclosure and mounting bracket for Prusa Mendel, see thingiverse.com/thing:18597 for more detail.

Short video demo here:

Tutorial here http://goo.gl/Lk0i6

If you don't want to source the parts, you can get my panelmax kit here http://ebayitem.com/150886149485

Preassembled panelmax available here


Print the knob, front and back pieces of your preferred side, assemble panelmax electronics and start printing hostless.

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Thanks for the design and well documented tutorial. Apart from some broken wire connections that took an evening to debug, it works well.

What is the source and part # for the pushbutton Switch?

I found a typo in the scad file for all the nut traps:


It's suppose to be:

Just need to reprint the brackets and panelmax is complete =D

If you do that, the nut trap on the mounting brackets will disappear. :-P

Really? I was missing the nut trap on my first print... Maybe OpenScad is messing with me
lt;. Anywho, print is done (with nut trap as well), gonna upload my print soon ^

Can you explain what's the error_factor and mount_thickness, since they're not defined in the scad file, or do they mean exactly what their name is?

They pretty much means exactly what their name suggest.

Can you use the mounting nut on the rotary encoder if you attach it to the panel first, then solder the pcb on later?

OPENSCAD told me "Object isn't a valid 2-manifold! Modify your design.." when i tried to export to STL.

I had to readjust the path to the configuration.scad file which comes the prusa files.

Hope that helps someone

ah.. yes it needs configuration.scad. I should have put a note somewhere saying so. good catch :-P

So nice ! I had been looking for a decent panel case for my ultipanel-compatible LCD+click encoder setup for a while. Since I had no use for the reset button I just removed that part from the scad and regened the STLs (probably did it wrong -- I guess I made the left front and right back, or the other way around, but it's still fitting well after a tiny bit of Dremelling). Thanks :)

Printed: Next - soldering.

LCD - done

Encoder - done

SD - search shematic (I have only "holder")