Case for Reprapdiscount Smart LCD Controller XXL

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Case for Reprapdiscount Smart LCD Controller XXL by wersy Apr 25, 2013
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This is a case for the Smart LCD Controller XXL. http://www.reprapdiscount.com/home/35-smart-lcd-controller-xxl.html
With its very big display, I think it is particularly suited to watch the printer operations from a greater distance. Maybe even using a webcam.

As on my first enclosure: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:35438
I tried to design a slim enclosure again using a channel outside between the top and bottom part.
I recommend to print the parts in different colors. To be honest, otherwise it will look a little bit clumsy ;-)
I took black and green. To see how it could look like in other colors I made some variations - just photoshop :-)

To fasten the controller board to the bottom part, first put the distance cylinders between the boards and use metrical screws M2 x 10 or tapping screws 2,2 x 10.
Both will work without tapping before.
There is no room for hexagonal pockets in the top part. You can screw M3 x 16 directly into it.

And yes, don't forget to assemble the distance cylinders - the displays PCB won't like it ;-)

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In considering buying this LCD controller, if I print this enclosure could I install it on my Robo 3D R1+plus??

Look if you can use one of the two mounts.

I'm not trying to start anything but what's the difference between the two web pager http://www.reprapdiscount.com/home/35-smart-lcd-controller-xxl.html and this one https://printedsolid.com/products/smart-lcd-controller-xxl they look the same to me just trying to do some home work on the robo r1 plus befor I buy it that all.

Sorry, I can't tell you.
Currently I have neither the one nor the other.
BTW, I like pie also ;-)

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can you make some legs for this?

I uploaded foot.stl
Something like this? I couldn't test it because I given it away.

ok, i will print this out and tell you how it works.

There are two backs, one with standoffs and one without. Can you tell me which one use with the Smart LCD Controller XXL.

You can use both. One contains several screw nut deepenings for fastening the case as you like.
If you mount it to an 8 mm rod you can use the case clamps

Thank you. New to this and just trying not to screw up and waste 4 hrs printing the wrong thing.

I had to razor off two of the middle nut traps to get the cable connectors to fit, but otherwise it worked out great.

Can you make the kill button a little taller so it is easier to press

The kill button is designed short on purpose, to not to press it easily by mistake.
It is no problem to make it taller. How much taller do you want it?
But it will be on your own risk ;-)

before I take the risk ...
can I configure the buttons function instead of killing to pause and resume the print
so the prints can be easily controlled ??
sorry for disturbance

That is not possible, the kill button is wired to the hard reset of the Arduino board.

Came out pretty good. Needed some fitting. SD card slot needed to be lowered and widened. Also the back plate is too shallow for the 90 deg connectors on the back of the board. You can either make the walls taller or just cut an opening in the back as i did

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately the boards are slightly different here and there. That would require different versions. I think, with little fitting it will go in most cases.

The case works great, the only issue I had was that I don't like using screws if I can get away with it, so I designed a simple clip to use and hold the two case halves together.

Toolless clips for Case for Reprapdiscount Smart LCD Controller XXL
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Works great. Thanks.

Thanks for the thing, it looks really good.
Is source available? I had some pretty big fit issues and I'd like to fix it. If not I'll just work with the Humpty Dumpty files.

I think there is no decent file format export from Autocad that you can use in scad.
I'm sorry but I am afraid you must get along with the Humpty Dumpties ;-))

We have Autocad on the PCs in my maker-space.

What is the difference between the two different backs? I see there are little rings on it, but what is the purpose?

And yes, you will need 4 distance cylinders.

And what are the distance cylinders for? Do they go in between the LCD PCB and the other PCB? If so, where exactly? Just one in each corner somewhere?

Yes, one in each corner between the PCBs. You can do it also without the screws but then you have to be careful not to twist the PCB while tighten the screws.

The bottom part contains several screw nut deepenings for fastening the
case as you like. If you mount it to an 8 mm rod you can use the case

Thanks for a very useful thing.

Your print looks nice. How you got the blue upper part to look kind of marbled?
I prefer a slim knob because I have a lot of files and so I can browse much faster :-)
I am glad you like it and thank you for sharing it.

Can you upload your design files?

Cant you open STL in your 3d editing software ?
If not, try some free 3d model converters. There has to be some for windows as well as online converters :)

If you need some changes I will see if I can make it for you