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TOPIC: Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing

Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22225

Magnus, which 3D printer are you using please?
I'd like to buy one :woohoo:

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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22226

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Yay! 3d printers are awsome, so +1 forr that.

I'm using the Prusa i3 mk2s. One oof the best printers out there.
All the other i3 printers are Prusa clones :)

www.prusa3d.com/#our-printer

The improved Prusa i3 mk3 has just been released and features filament 'empty' detection and power loss resume. It also have a detachable flexibble print bed, so getting prints of the bed when finished is a breeze.

There is also a multicolor update for the mk2/s. Witch can be used for water soluble support material...
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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22227

I think I'm still stuck in the last century when it comes to 3D printers and think they print crapy stuff. ie: not smooth surfaces... obviously I'm 100% wrong as I've seen your weather station box.
That Prusa printer, are you happy with it? All good?
I'm a total noob when it comes to 3D printers :blush:

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You should watch most of the 3d printing videos in these YouTube channels.

3d printin nerd
m.youtube.com/channel/UC_7aK9PpYTqt08ERh1MewlQ

Makers Muse
m.youtube.com/user/TheMakersMuse

Thomas Sanladerer
m.youtube.com/channel/UCb8Rde3uRL1ohROUVg46h1A

They are a lot better in explanining thigs than I am, and covers both basic an pro tips.

Addiction alert!

I really dig the Prusa i3 mk2s. It's at the top of usability when it comes to setup and calibration. (now surpassed by the mk3), and have supreme quality!

There are ofcourse less pricy printers. I'v seen a lot of good reviews of the Creality C10 with a huge print volume.

I'll be watching some of those vids myself tonight. I'm at the Obsy, but forgot the charger for my laptop = no KStars, and the Obsy roof is frozen shut after sitting with 40cm of snow for 48 hours. My linear actuators capable of lifting 120kg does nothing, and I'm afraid of starting a fire if I ceep on trying!
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So, I remember learning a long while ago a method of moisture proofing electronics.

It's as simple as spraying some wd40 on the circuit board(s). This will create a film that the moisture will not penetrate.

I would guess that this mightdistrupt the sensors, but could be smart for the arduino.

Have anyone tried this? WD40 is not conductive, so should work like a charm!?

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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22249

I'm not too sure about this nor convinced that it will work. My Arduino is located in the main server's enclosure so it's safe from moisture.
The weather box itself is this one:





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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22250

btw, that Prusa 3D looks like a winner for me, but mk2s or mk3 ?.....

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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22251

A very very quick search on Google lead me to eBay 381180859843 check it out as it might be what you're looking for. It purpose made for it, instead of "trying" some WD40.
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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22252

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I would go for the mk3 if I vere buing one now.
It has some new features that makes it top the mk2s, and on top of that it's a lot quiter from what ive heard.

I get no result on ebay for 381180859843, but I'll do a search.

Not sure that I actually need it for this project, but it would be nice to have on hand.

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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22253

do a search on eBay for "Servisol 6100009000 Plastic Seal 60 Protective Insulator 200ml"
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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 2 weeks ago #22256

3D printer, I've settled for the Creality 3D Ender-2 Mini.
I like the Prusa mk3's features and the CR-10 but I believe they are too big for me. For what I want to do, the Ender-2 is more than enough.

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Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing 9 months 1 week ago #22266

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Now thats a nize looking printer.

It has many nice features. Heated bed, auto bed leveling and more.
Even with a smaller print volume i think it would be able to print atleast 95% of the prints I have ever printed on the mk2.

A large build volume is great when you need it, but you rarely need it to be honest.
Als. If you want to print with filaments that require hig + stable ambient temperature, it would be easy to make an enclosure.

Heres some of my other printed astronomy equipment. I printed my guide scope tube rings and dovetail clamps.
Ive got a lot better guiding this year than with my orion miniguider with aluminium fasteners last year.
Have not notices any flex at all.

www.thingiverse.com/make:343609 Printer cabinet

www.thingiverse.com/make:336174 Dovetail clamps

www.thingiverse.com/make:336170 ST80 piggyback rings
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