Repair of a thermometer with a 3D printer
This thermometer hung outside the window for several years, due to temperature changes the plastic mount literally crumbled into small pieces in hands. Repairing a thermometer with a 3D printer cost ten minutes of modeling and a few grams of plastic.
He printed new parts on a 3D printer made of ABS plastic, as time will show how it behaves in the cold. Until I hung the thermometer back, I can’t open the window, there is still a New Year's garland on the address LEDs .
You can download 3D models on the page https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4071388
I also replaced the graduated scale with humidity, drew and printed a new one on the printer. The picture for printing is in the archive with the project files.
Today, instead of round guides, the printer received square, using a conventional aluminum profile tube with a cross section of 20 * 20 mm. Bearings roll along the pipe 623zz. All plastic parts were printed on the same printer before it was altered.
I present to your attention a homemade 3d printer. Assembled from plywood, aluminum, plastic and Arduino. This printer is unique in that its kinematics is peeped from Ultimaker, but done with quality modifications.
There was a mountain of packages that occupied a whole drawer in the kitchen. And now there is a small box with packages. The whole secret is to roll packages with a simple device.
I decided to try how my homemade 3D printer will cope with small models, for this I chose mini-toys and printed them.
The 3D model of the fan is very simple, easily wound on a collet clamp. I put it on my CNC machine. The first launch proved to be very good, all the chips are scattered to the sides, clean under the cutter.