Have a Raspberry Pi connected to your 3d Printer? Is that a Wanhao Duplicator, Monoprice IIIP, or a similar printer with a different name? Then, this model is for you! These braces help attach the Pi to the side of the printer where it will remain safe and secure.
The top brace is flexible enough to bend into place. You will need to spread it apart quite a bit to get it on.
The bottom brace connects to an existing screw that holds the frame together. You will need to replace that screw with a longer one. The right side of the bottom is also held close to the frame with a shim. Both braces and the Pi case will need to be held together with a single, longer screw.
This is based on the great Raspberry Pi case designed by 0110-M-P at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:922740. Shout out also to Claymore for the top-cover at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1279415.
(This is my first public model. Any feedback is appreciated.)
Monoprice Maker Select Plus 3D (IIIP)
This model can be printed on anything, but the final parts are specifically designed for use on the following 3D Printers:
- Monoprice Maker Select 3D v2
- Monoprice Maker Select Plus 3D
- Wanhao Duplicator I3
If your printer has the same "look" and metal frame as those, this model may work for you as well.
WARNING: The top brace actually hangs over the print area by about 3mm. If you print all the way to the right edge, your print head will run into the brace and cause all sorts of problems with your job. Please give yourself enough space and plan accordingly. Special thanks to techsupport42 for catching this!
Additional Materials Needed
I made a trip to the big-orange home remodelling store for screws. I really wanted them all to be black, but they do not stock all of the sizes in black. Here is what you will want:
- 1 Black M3-0.5 x 10MM Socket Cap Screws -- to replace the black screw on the front leg.
- 3 Silver #6-32 x 3/8" Socket Cap Screws -- for three of the corners of the mount
- 1 Silver #6-32 x 3/4" Socket Cap Screws -- for the bottom right corner (the corner with the back support)
- 4 #6-32 Machine Screw Nuts for each of the corners
- 4 #6 Lock Washers (optional)
Those silver #6 screws will require a 7/64" hex screwdriver. That is NOT the same as the black screw.
If you want to get a very short USB cable to connect the Pi to the printer, I would recommend 25cm. I have a 15cm cable and it is at least 5cm too short.