I've been in the process of making the Prusa Enclosure, and I wanted to move my LCD controller to the front of the cabinet. If you haven't built one of these cabinets yet, they are awesome.
I wanted to make the profile of the bracket as small as possible while using the existing controller's mount. The resulting design allows for the LCD controller to be docked or undocked as necessary.
In order to make the two existing 10 pin IDC connectors reach from the control box to the front of the enclosure, you will need to move your printer forward about an inch and use a feedthrough port directly below your control box (STL's included in Download). The feedthrough uses a 2in hole-saw for installation. There are 3 screw holes surrounding the feedthrough port that are optional.
**Please Note: When choosing the position for the feedthrough, make sure to take the rubber foot on the back corner into consideration. If you look in the picture I uploaded of the feedthrough, you can see the rubber foot is almost on top of the feedthrough. Ideally I should have moved the feedthrough more towards the outside edge.
Once the feedthrough is in place, the rest is pretty straight forward:
- Disconnect 2 10-PIN IDC connectors from the display and note 1/2.
- Remove the LCD from the printer by removing the 4x M3 screws holding it onto the printer.
- Use the above screws to mount 2x "extContMnt_dove_15.STL" onto the existing mount. Please Note - If you install them upside down, they will not work (see picture).
- Mount the "extContMnt_bracket_v2.STL" wherever you want your LCD controller using 2x #8 wood screws.
- The LCD Controller should slide right in.
- Using the Clips from the Prusa Enclosure attach the flat LCD controller wires underneath.
- Reconnect your 10-pin IDC connectors noting the 1/2
Please Note: The arrow on the bracket indicates the center of the bracket. If you want to perfectly center the bracket on the enclosure. Find the center, and line this up to it.