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Ender 3 LED Profile

by Smokyjoe Jun 28, 2018
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How much infill for the v3 diffuser

And btw I modified v3, I turned the led part 90degress, because I use them as status led

And I modified v2 with a Webcam mount (nearly universal mount)

Take note, if you have a filament mod connected to your ender, you wont be able to put an endcap on that side

Am I crazy? I can't get the end caps to go on. Is the rail supposed to slide all the way in to the end cap? Does the trapezoid shape face out or in?

Forget it. I am crazy. I didn't realize that the rail slides in to the v groove on the aluminum channel itself.

The endcap was too loose after I printed these. However, my setup design better with the original end caps.

Can you please post more photos of your wires installation? I have no idea of wiring

I actually wrote a full guide on connecting an LED strip to your 3D printer using this model -- it includes a schematic and instructions on using a step-down converter to tap into your printer's PSU. Let me know if you run into any issues!

This is a great model btw -- honestly it's one of the best upgrades you can do. Good work Smokyjoe!

Here is a very simple schematic.

The LED`s go on when the printer power supply is on and off when the power supply is off.

In my case, I've used individually controllable RGB LED's that are operated with an Arduino Nano and push button.

Make sure the volts are set correctly for your LED Strip!!!

Thanks friend! Will try to get it running

Ok so stupid question, but you print the tracks laying down right? kind of struggling doing this and i dont know why.

I printed it vertically. (with a brim)
As well as the file is displayed in the thingiverse preview.

You know what, im an idiot. i did not check out the dimensions correctly. it makes no sense to make it flat because it isnt. i wasted an hour trying to print it an impossible way. whoops. printing vertically now (sans brim/raft) because FTW!

Can you feed the leds with the energy from the printer and it wont affect it?

Yes, it works. BUT!

The printer outputs 24V !

The LED's need to be adapted to this, for example with a DC / DC converter.

For some reason I cannot feed this into the aluminum frame. It appears to be too big. I cracked one trying. Is there something obvious I'm not doing correctly or is my print dimensions off somehow?

Fit was a little tight for me, but a little bit of sanding down with an orbital sander fixed it up

The size should fit.
Try to print a few percent smaller, but adjust the length to make it fit.

May I know the size of the LED that can fit here? I have 10mm LED's.

10mm LED Strip fit perfectly.

In the technical construction the maximum width is 14mm.

Thanks for the info.

Printed with 0.3mm layer height, worked perfectly and took an hour less

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Thanks for the design this is amazing ! posting pic soon.

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I like this design. I use mirror glass for my build plate so indirect works better for me. Do you think you could create a version with a printable "shade" to cover the LED strip, with a "lip" in the existing piece for the shade to slide into? This would make it removable and therefore optional.