A lot of great projects get sidetracked, I have been busy this winter with various items. Progress on enclosing my 3D printer has technically continued.
The making of the enclosure has slowed down but things around it have progressed, a sort of feature creep. I realized that I could make things better with a slight rearrangement in my goals.
When I reorganised the area to accommodate my larger printer. I saw an opportunity to add a cool location for my smaller Fabrikator mini printer.
It all started by fitting some shelves and that sort of snowballed.
I removed the old hood and put up a new shelf a little to the right.
And the new shelf
The other major change was I picked some parts and assembled a new computer and brought down my older computer to the work area because this had a better video card it seemed sensible that I got a better second LCD screen .
To enable printing to my Fabrikator mini I mounted a Raspberry Pi up on the wall and added a camera so I can see monitor it on one of my screens while I am busy doing other things.
I made a space for my fume carrying hose from my larger printer so it could be nicely sandwiched straight up the wall and the shelf. I added a power bar that I can easily access.
Back in July I read the announcement that Android was finally coming to Chromebooks and I was devastated that mine was not in the list. Not even a year and a half old and it is not supported with new features. (I blame Apple and Steve Jobs for setting this precedent of holding back features on older devices so you can $pend more money and buy a new device).
Well, I have been using my Chromebook and was happy using it, but there have been times when I just did not have internet or wanted to do something that I can do on a real desktop or laptop computer that just was not supported by the Chromebook.
Turns out that anything you can think of has already been done.
I was trawling around the internet and found that someone has already created an enclosure out of a Lack table and even created an Instructable for it and it dates back to 2015.