Introduction: Cable Carrier
I have looked at many 3D printers and definitely want one. While looking at prices, I like the Prusa i3. Only down fall was, wires everywhere. Well, I got thinking and came up with a "cable carrier' designed to work with it. This would take some moderate modifications to the motor's bolts/screws and the extruder. But all in all, it gives it a cleaner, more industrial look.
Step 1: Designing the Parts
This took some time and I'm sure I, or someone, could get it better. But for starters, I needed to get a link first.
Step 2: Still Designing
Next, I needed to get in to where it would look as it should. but there was a problem. I didn't have a 3D printer, so I ended up looking for a model, to work from.
Step 3: Design
Getting the model helped a lot. Although, not as pretty as I wanted, it still have the look and feel I was wanting.
I'm sorry to say, I haven't got to print this, but would love to, so I can get it better. This was about, maybe 4hrs total work. The file here are for Sketchup and Collada(dea). Sorry, I have STL file export, but not sure if it works correctly. Enjoy! If you like it, please vote for my model, its in the 3D Printing, Move It, and Mind for Design contests. Thank you!
- Cable Carrier end r3.dae
- Cable Carrier end r3.skp
- Cable Carrier Interchange r2.dae
- Cable Carrier Interchange r2.skp
- Cable Carrier Link r1.dae
- Cable Carrier Link r1.skb
- Cable Carrier Link r1.skp
- Extruder End r2.dae
- Extruder End r2.skp