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LilTrublMakr

Ender 3/2020 Extrusion Light Bar

by LilTrublMakr Dec 9, 2018
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Had the exact same problem like you, LED strip kept falling down. I'm too new to 3D printing and designing solutions myself, so I'm more than happy with your efforts.
I'm printing your solution right now and can't wait for the result. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work.

Outstanding design. I have a tool holder on the top right side and had to modify the right one to slide under it. Easy cut on my miniature table saw and it works just fine now. I got a 24 volt LED strip from Amazon so I could connect direct to the power supply without the buck converter and the light bar will just turn on/off with the printer. Quick, down & dirty but it will look great with the wires run in the vertical rear channel. I did put a well insulated connector pair in line between the power supply and the light strip to make removing them easier if it ever becomes necessary.

Jim Sheldon

Thanks for this make. Very nice. Do you have a 10mm wire bar that is offset on the left side so the wires can be run from there?

Jtek
Thanks so much for the idea and 3d design. The lights worked out G R E A T..!! Same as you I was leaving my lights on when I printed all night and wanted something like this. Nice and bright. My camera footage looks great under these lights too. Maybe a version 2 or an add to get rid of the shadows this creates, but for now this is the cats meow. Thanks again

You can use something like these to eliminate the shadow. I have a request to add the little notches to hold the LEDs like this one that I will work on soon.

Ender 3 Light bars - Lights

Did you ever get around to doing it? I'd be interested.
I tried to do that on MeshMixer, but my results were seriously poor.
Thanks for the top LED bar anyway. Great design! :)

Can you do this mod without needing wire the LED strip to the power supply? Or can I just get a plug and put in into the wall or something?

You can get a power supply that plugs in to the wall and use that to power the LEDs. Just be sure to get something that is UL listed.

Really nice idea. Especially the secure endcaps are great. I would love to use one endcap on each side. Could you please provide me the model so I can change it to fit also to the other side?

I added STLs that are mirrored to use caps on the left side also.

Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I have been on vacation and am currently sick so I don't have much energy to do anything at all. Hopefully by this weekend, I can fulfill your request.