I’ve put some hours into CAD this week, designing two upgrades to improve my Ender 3 that you can benefit from too.
The first is an adaptor to join my two favourite Ender 3 extruder mods together: the direct drive kit from Basaraba Innovations and the EZR extruder. This simple part gives reliable and convenient filament loading, with improved printing performance.
The second aims to tidy up my electronics, which were accessed underneath the printer and had buck converters and other components loose. I’ve created a modular system for mounting the electronics at the back of the machine, to suit the standard Creality board, an MKS Gen L or an SKR 1.3. There are also mounts for TL smoothers, a raspberry pi, a buck converter and two relays. The cooling fan is now much quieter and can be upgraded to a 40x20mm design without issue.
All parts are easy to print without support and fit on an Ender 3 bed. This should be compatible with the standard Ender 3 and the Ender 3 Pro.
I'm really happy with my design and I hope others can benefit too.
My new adaptor for mounting the EZR extruder on the DDE3 direct extruder kit: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3688941
My new all in one universal rear mounted electronics case: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3688967
My Creality Melzi wiring checklist: https://imgur.com/a/Zy7rdq4
My MKS Gen L Ender 3 wiring checklist: https://imgur.com/a/sRPggoY
The cable clip I showed in the video came with the direct drive kit, but here is another that will do the same job: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2949858
EZR Palette 2 adaptor: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3280579
Previous video on the direct drive kit: https://youtu.be/omXgJT5V0D4
Previous video on the EZR: https://youtu.be/VyDv0CnLWU0
DD E3 by Basaraba Innovations eBay link: https://ebay.to/2QQd7lH
This kit is now available in Europe!
Ender 3 DD kit: https://ebay.to/2UJeoCa
CR-10S DD kit: https://ebay.to/2v9jt7r
EZR extruder: EZR extruder: https://www.seemecnc.com/products/ezrstruder
Raspberry Pi 3b+ (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2OQIPhK
Raspberry Pi 3b+ (Banggood): https://bit.ly/2ziEOhn
Purchase the Ender 3 from these links:
Ender 3 Pro Banggood ($30 off with coupon 1d1c08): http://bit.ly/2OUcEyS
Ender 3 Banggood (US warehouse, Coupon: f2bf59): http://bit.ly/2Efoi6B
Ender 3 Pro Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DpkbEs
Ender 3 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xyJ23s
Ender 3X (glass bed version): https://amzn.to/2I7dG85
Assorted M3/M4/M5 nuts and bolts:
Amazon ($16) - https://amzn.to/2pF4wHx
Bangood ($20) - https://bit.ly/2zWO3o4
Buy quality and affordable filament from X3D. Buy 3, get 1 free and a free sample pack with every order: www.x3d.com.au
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