I’ve been building a 3d model of the mini (just the print head so far), for helping prototype new things like a new fan duct (and to learn autodesk fusion 360 since I discovered a hobbyist license is free)…
I thought others would be interested in the progress so far after a few hours of rendering (and building parts myself for those that only had 2d drawings in the devel site).
I had a little fun with the materials and tried some of the parts as polished aluminum which ended up looking really nice in the raytraced rendering.
I’ll update this thread as I get more of the machine built over time (and when I finally get the fan duct mod done).
Background: I made a replacement fan duct model just eyeballing the machine, but then once I printed it out, I found all sorts of different points of interference vs getting it mounted, and I figured having a print head model was going to be the fastest way to iterate on the model, and then it evolved to, “I wonder how much of the mini that I can virtually build given all the available files on the devel site.”
In the same vein as open source, I’ve made the whole work in progress model available here: