Prusa 360° Cooling Shroud

Design files for this project can be found here.

Earlier this year I bought and assembled my own Prusa i3 mk3s as a quick way to iterate on various mechanical projects in the comfort of my apartment. There are plenty of reviews online for this model so I won’t be providing my own review here. I will however, say that this printer has vastly exceeded my expectations for the price. The small list of modifications that I have made to this printer so far include:

After replacing the above components, I still encountered issues with uneven cooling on bridges and overhangs. This prompted me to try my hand at designing a better cooling shroud that evenly cools from all sides.

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Roland Toe Clamps

Design files for this project can be found here

One of the major drawbacks with a fixturing table is that it is difficult to mount a piece of stock in such a way that you have access to the entire top of the stock. With my fixturing table and top-down clamps, a flat piece of stock can be easily secured, but the top-down clamps limit the machinable area. Most CNC machines get around this via a vise mounted to the table, but due to the limited work area of the Roland this was not a feasible approach. Instead, I designed and machined out custom toe clamps to securely and accurately hold parts down from the sides.

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Feather Shavette Handle

Design files for this project can be found here

In my search for a closer shave, I recently dove into the world of shaving with a straight razor with the Feather DX shavette. Naturally, one of the first thing I did was to replace the plastic handle with one of my own design. The replacement handles themselves were milled out of Padauk and IPE on an Roland MDX-540 and finished with two coats of 100% pure tung oil for deeper colors, long term durability, and increased water resistance.

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Xbox One Controller Phone Mount

Design files for this project can be found here: [1] [2] [3] [4]

One of the new features in the Xbox One S controllers is that they have built in Bluetooth support, making it significant easier to interface to a phone without all the hassle of having to carry around an OTG adapter. The mount itself is designed to be flexible: the phone is held securely at any angle and can be easily adjusted on-the-fly.

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