The RAMPS electronics box is too big to print on a Makerbot, which is kind of a pain since I managed to print all the other parts on a Makerbot.
But now that is no longer a problem! This set of files was created with the 3D Interlocking Tiles openscad script. The same file could be used to create a box for pretty much anything (like the different versions of RepRap electronics) that is still printable on a printer with a smaller build volume.
I just left the front of the box open due to the number of wires that need to come out of it (4 motors, 6 endstops, thermistors, power, USB, etc).
When I mounted it I just used a couple pieces of aluminum to hold it at one corner of the bot cuz I didn't feel like cutting out a big piece of wood.
Platform Tile (2): make sure these print with the platform on top (upside down). When you have two of them, you can spin one around and press the notches together so that the platform is one continuous piece. Glue them together. Then, use the RAMPS to mark the position of mounting holes. You can run fasteners straight through those holes into the mounting surface, or you can drill different holes for mounting to the printer. We give you the tools to be your own boss!
Fan Tile (1): there's room to mount the fan on the inside of the box if you want. Of course, there's also room to mount the fan on the outside.
Blank Tile (2): these will become the top of the box.
Button Tile w/ Clips (1): you only need one of these. It will allow you to press the reset button without opening the case.
Blank Tile w/ Clips (3): these will attach the top of the box to the base the electronics are attached to. But, they will also allow you to easily remove the top to get at the electronics. It's a good idea to fill up the inside of the clips with super glue if they don't print out solid.
- I suggest marking the inside top of the box (tape a piece of paper inside to make this easier) with the locations of all the important connections. It's really hard to just look at the board and figure out where each wire is supposed to go and in what orientation.