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Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

On new kits the location of the cable ties are changed and it's quite possible to tidy it up better then I did.

Also, I move my machine a lot and that's why I taped everything in place. But I can tell, the tape is still there, after a year!

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    I doubt I'll be adding backpack straps to mine, but I expect it to get moved and inspected a fair bit. I didn't mean to pick yours out Daid, but it was the only good under-side shot i found.

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    Wow !

    details on the channeling ? I'm assuming that's not something you printed ?

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    Thanks :) Actually it's thanks to you that I did it in the first place. It's been bugging me ever since I first put the machine together but your post finally pushed me to do something about it.

    The channels are indeed printed. They look like this:

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    The funky waves in the larger one was an attempt to reduce stress on the part to make it warp less but also functions as screw holes (I used sticky pads though). Unfortunately they still warped quite badly for me (anyone wanna donate a heated bed? ;) ) hence the short pieces rather than longer ones.

    I guess I could toss them up on thingiverse if there's interest?

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    Yes, please! :)

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    Cool, thanks for uploading those :)

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    To be honest I'm more concerned around the cabling that is run on the inside of the build area, particularly from the end stop switches. They have a tendancy to want to unravel and then touch the toothed pulleys, is there something I can do about that?

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?
    To be honest I'm more concerned around the cabling that is run on the inside of the build area, particularly from the end stop switches. They have a tendancy to want to unravel and then touch the toothed pulleys, is there something I can do about that?

    They should be in the black cableguides...

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    They are but the guides dont cover the cables where the pulleys are

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    Not to hijack the post, but what is the small circuit board you have hanging off the left side, Robert?

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    Posted · Better cable & wire management ?

    Just a simple LED driver for a couple of CREEs. It gets quite hot so I wasn't quite comfortable having it inside the duct. You can see the LEDs in the latest print thread towards the bottom

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