This is a modular type IKEA Lack enclosure for Prusa style Cartesian printers!
You can choose to use as many Lack tables as you would like for this project. Though I cannot guarantee it will work with less than 2, or how sturdy it will be with more than 4.
The middle part of the extension can be printed multiple times to extend the height of your enclosure later down the road. This will require you fill the void with some type of material (more plexi, wood, cardboard, etc.) but will allow for Zaribo and MMU style upgrades to your printer without having to completely rebuild your enclosure!
Some goals I had when I started the design.
- Modular type design for easy customization of amount of tables used in the build and ability to increase height after enclosure is finished. Allowing for upgrades (Zaribo, MMU, etc.) after building the enclosure
- Detachable doors for easy access. I wanted the front to be split and for removal and installation to be as easy as possible.
- A good seal around windows and doors for noise, ventilation, and insulation purposes
- Electronics moved to outside. (This is probably not necessary, just something I wanted for accessibility purposes and to make the printer look more streamlined)
- Easy to maneuver, preferably with wheels that also have brakes so it can be locked in place.
The magnets I used are 2x9mm N50 grade (link below) but if anyone wants me to edit the files for 3x8mm magnets I can easily do so.
(Link to Scrubber - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3070659)
Finally have gotten around to revising the files on my enclosure build and everything has been modified to print with VERY MINIMAL SUPPORTS!
YOU WILL NEED TO EXTEND A FEW DUPONT CONNECTIONS IF MOVING THE RAMBO UNDERNEATH THE ENCLOSURE. I simply glued some dupont jumpers together to achieve this (link further down) but you can buy some legitimate extensions from Zaribo.org as well.
I opted for Plexiglass because I had a place in town that could cut it to size for me, but Lexxan may be a better alternative if you plan on cutting it yourself. It is less brittle than Plexi but more prone to scratches and is much more UV sensitive. (turns yellow when exposed to UV) I went with 3mm thickness.
Measurements for the windows is 680mm x 430mm (x2)
Measurement for the split door is 215mm x 680mm (x2)
I placed my hinges about 1.5" from the top and bottom of the glass. If set right, once you put the edge trim around the glass, it should be friction fit even without magnets.
EDIT Extended the stand-offs on the door catch rails by 2mm to prevent having to double up on magnets, tried to tidy up the file names abit.
-Materials and components list-
(Can source from anywhere, providing links to exact items I used)
Shop Fox D4543 Non-Marring Swivel Caster with Brake, 3-Inch https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B010D8NZ64?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
5M Window Door Excluding Draft Strip Self Adhesive Anti-Collision Sticky Seal.
32Ft (10M) Edge Door Trim Seal Protector https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076T4L55T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_wRboBbKDBN1K9
Reliable Hardware Company RH-1225BK-2-A Black Take-Apart/Lift Off Hinge - Set of 2 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JJ18XIM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ITboBbZRPAVPP
Salesland 3 pin / 4 pin with LED 120 mm PWM PC computer case Cooling fan for CPU cooler Computer fan - blue https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0778ZL4DL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_WZboBbT7EDN64
Install Bay PWHS81 8 X 1 Inches Phillips Wafer Head Stinger Coarse Screws, 500-Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001JT7BGW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_T0boBbXJSHK74
Haitronic 120pcs 20cm length Jumper Wires/dupont cable Multicolored https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LZF1ZSZ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Waterproof AC 110V/220V DC 12V 10A 120W Powersupply for LED Strip
AC Power cord Y Splitter cable
10A 250V AC Power Socket Rocker Switch 3 Pin
5M 3528 SMD 300LED Flexible Light Strips Warm Cool White LED Lamp DC 12V
9mm x 2mm N50 Grade Disc Magnets
5M 5050 UV Ultraviolet LED Dark Blue Light Waterproof https://www.wish.com/c/574f8c918e6f9960a68038e9
Split Braided Expandable PET Flexible Wire Cover Black
(I ordered 5m lengths of blue techflex to match my theme, seems to be unavailable now but this should make for MUCH easier install anyhow.)
Material Detection Sensor Module + Cable New for 3D Printer 1.75mm Filament
(I bought 4 but now that the new MMU is coming I'll have to order a fifth)
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 2.5A Power Supply (UL Listed) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07BD3WHCK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_I3coBbGRXNPEA
LANDZO 4 Channel Relay Module Controller Board with Optocoupler for Raspberry pi and Arduino https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N4O719N?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
LANDZO 3.5 Inch Touch Screen 320 480 for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi 3 with Touch Pen https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01IGBDT02?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
MAUSAN MQ-2 Gas Sensor MQ2 Smoke Sensor Methane Gas Detection For Arduino New 1pcs https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B071R1JC1Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_bvMQy5VP9MCWt
Iztoss 12V Aluminum Metal Switch Power Logo Latching Push Button red Led 18mm https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B015GTWFUW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_64boBb00NNDNA
Ulincos® Latching Push Button Switch U19C1 1NO1NC SPDT ON/OFF Black Metal Shell with Blue LED Suitable for 19mm 3/4" Mounting Hole (Blue) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B017KP67FY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Ulincos 19mm Pigtail, Wire Connector, Socket Plug for U19C1 Push Button Switch (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01H5BXC0G?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Adjustable DC-DC LM 2596 Converter Buck Step Down Regulator Power Module LW SZUS
Please feel free to message me with design improvements or suggestions, my enclosure was built using all V1 parts so the pictures may look different than the files. I improved various parts after my build, mainly the LED Rails/Door Catch has a slotted screw hole so adjustments can be made easily while installing the windows and doors.