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Old 12-01-2020, 02:28 PM
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3dprinter project - Eq5 pro covers

Months of smoke haze and dust = no astronomy.
So I after belt modding my mount, I needed to do something about covers.
The original RA items just donít fit by a tiny amount mostly because of my tensioner which Iím not going to move.
Since there was nothing ideal on thingiverse I decided to download freecad and set about trying to make my own.
Took me a while and Iíll spare the details of the various iterations and stuff ups but in the end I settled on a split case. I tried a one piece but it gets in the way of my altitude knobs.
This is the end result of overloading my head learning cad.
Iíve made one for the dec but Iíve modified it and will have to reprint.
I can of course supply .stl file for anyone interested.
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Old 13-01-2020, 07:41 AM
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Very good outcome! 3D priter is the cleverest gadget in the Universe...

I did something similar, covers for my belted LXD75 - will post details with photos later today after work.
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Old 13-01-2020, 12:41 PM
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Thank you sir. Look forward to seeing yours.
This is my dec cover in progress. Still need to finish the screw posts to attach it.
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Old 13-01-2020, 02:51 PM
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looks good, what printer are you using... I've been thinking abiut getting one my self.
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Old 13-01-2020, 03:46 PM
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thank you.
im using a Ender3 pro. $300ish bucks on ebay.
it works really well, super easy to put together, and easy to use.
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Old 13-01-2020, 03:51 PM
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My Bresser EXOSS II (LXD75) after first mod (The next one will be OnStep with NEMA17 steppers), covers are designed to fit both original and new motors.
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Old 13-01-2020, 04:09 PM
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look good. i understand from reading old posts you made your printer yes? those little screw post thingies underneath are what im yet to get right. had them in juuust the wrong spot. ive since bought a set of calipers which help alot.
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Old 13-01-2020, 04:14 PM
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Yep, I made it myself... critical parts (heater, bed ) are off the shelf (ebay), frame is Qubelok (Aluminium Trade Centre), controller is Arduino MEGA running Repetier firmware.
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