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Simple Auto Off for Tevo Tarantula

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Simple Auto Off for Tevo Tarantula by 2tobi7 May 2, 2017
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This is my first upload to thingiverse so i appreciate your comments a lot :)

As i often print things over night or while i am not at home, i was looking for an easy solution to implement an auto-turn off function after the print is done.

This is my (primitive) approach:

See this gif for explanation:

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When the printer starts to move up during the print the hook moves to its active position. After the print is finished first the y-axis is homed (in oder to avoid crushing the print) and then the Z-axis is homed too. Shortly before reaching the z-home position the hook grabs the on/off switch an turns off the power for the printer and any other connected devices. Hope you like it :)

Print Settings

Printer:

Tevo Tarantula

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.3

Infill:

15%

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Thumbs up, cool idea lol

That's really brilliant idea, though I power my printer from two sources a car battery and AC, Im forced & used ATX command to power off my printer but thumbs up for your idea.

I'd love to see your diagram !
I had power issue after 23 hours prints. A battery would've saved the print !

What a wonderful idea!!
I always thought that there is no good way to completely turn off the power as easily as you
I want to share to TEVO tarantula group of facbook and share this wonderful excitement with members!

Thanks :) von ahead ;)

Thumb up for out of the box thinking ! Note the part would need to be reinforced. Anyway, it is the idea that counts.

Thanks for your comment :)
I tried the hook a few Times during overnight prints and it works fine for me :)
The thin Part on the right side is just for positioning.

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