Enclosure for Duet + optional DueX4 electronics

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Enclosure for Duet + optional DueX4 electronics by dc42 Aug 26, 2014
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This is a remix of bobtidey's design to accommodate the Duet and optionally the DueX4 expansion board. The DueX4 is mounted face down (after connecting all wires except the power wires) and then the Duet is mounted behind it. Also provided is a Duet enclosure suitable for use on the Mini Kossel as in my blog entry http://miscsolutions.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/upgrading-the-mini-kossel-to-duet-electronics-part-1-hardware/.

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I have the 2015.03 release on Linux Mint and it wasn't there. The RepRap wiki link I posted made it work though.

I found it at http://reprap.org/wiki/MCAD

The OpenSCAD sources are missing MCAD/boxes.scad

That file is a standard library, part of the OpenScad installation package I believe.

Just ordered a Duet and would very much like to print his (thanks for your great blog entries on duet and kossel, btw!).
Is there some sort of printable lid to close this case? With or without lid -- would you advice to using a cooling fan? Or glue on at least cooling ribs of some kind? Thanks!

The Ormerod 1 I have came with a 3mm thick acrylic lid with cutouts at the bottom for the cables and holes to access the Erase and Reset buttons, so I included lips on the enclosure for that lid. You could print one instead. There is a picture of it at https://reprappro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Orm_back_cover_01-300x225.jpg and there should be a DXF of it in RepRapPro's repository.

The Duet firmware is typically confgured to supply stepper motors current of 800mA or 1A, occasionally 1.2A. At these currents it doesn't need a cooling fan because the stepper drivers are well-cooled by the PCB, and the heated bed mosfet runs very cool even at high currents. If you run more than one stepper motor at 1.2A, or any motors above 1.2A, then I think a cooling fan would be wise.

btw I added a Known Issues/Gotchas section for the Duet recently at http://reprap.org/wiki/Duet#Known_issues_and_gotchas_applicable_to_revision_0.6_boards, to help new users avoid problems.

Thanks, that helps me a lot! I hope to upload a small remix of your case soon, cut up with puzzlecut so the parts can be printed on a 170mm diameter Kossel mini printbed and later assembled. I'll see if I can make an OpenSCAD version of the lid then.

heinzdrei did you ever do the puzzle cut one i would love the files please

I'm sorry, I didn't follow this approach further as I did not have that good experiences with puzzle cuts and I later noticed that indeed I could print this file on a Kossel Mini: the file actually can be printed on a printbed of 170mm diameter (without raft or brim of course); as my glass bed actually has only 170mm, with edges rounded, it printed a very tiny bit in the air in two corners, but it worked. If you do have a Kossel, I would try this instead of going for the puzzle cut approach, which often turns out "wobbly".

If you want to try the puzzle cut, see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:749196 for how I did it with a different part; you'll find a link to the cut library and my OpenSCAD source file there. Tell me, if you need help, and I'll try to do my best when I find some time.

Kossel Mini SmartLCD-Case cut up for small printbeds

thanks for the reply , i dont have any open scad skills yet and my print bed is a glass bed of 170mm but max of 130mm printable.
It is a 3dr that im putting the duet 0.6 on to, a guy tried to do it for me but got a compile error ,

Hi forest66! Try this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1293223 and tell me, if it's fine (in the comments of that remix). Hope this helps!

Enclosure for Duet/Duex4 -- cut up for small printbeds

Thanks! Saves me reinventing the wheel...

Hi Wayne, one of the parameters in the OpenScad model file is Enc_extra_width, which is the amount of extra space at the bottom. Set this to the amount of extra space you want there in order to connect the wires.

Hi David,

First off thanks to all your contributions to this part of the 3D printing world! I have just received my Duet and PanelDue from t3p3 to upgrade my Mini Kossel and would like to make an enclosure. I think from what I can see this enclosure is for the Duet with header pins, will it fit for the t3p3 version and still allow for access to get wires in from the side?