First off, I love my little Lulzbot Mini! It prints like a dream and when I have questions the customer support is top notch. Recently, I’ve been looking for ways to cut down on noise and maybe limit warping a bit on ABS parts. Would also be nice if the solution allows me to still attach a webcam so I can monitor prints if I’m out! I feel like I have a general solution, but I want to bounce the idea off you guys and gals!
In my searches I found an interesting concept using an IKEA ‘STUVA’ cabinet:
I really like the clean look of it and while the Reddit post suggests it would work well with the Lulzbot Mini, I haven’t found anything to back that up. Does anyone have any experience with this style enclosure working for their Lulzbot Mini?
I’m not entirely convinced this setup would fit the Mini and a filament spool. In these kinds of cases, do most people just drill a hole in the top and feed the filament through the top of the enclosure?
What kind of temperatures am I looking at in the enclosure? I’ve seen where some people leave their webcam inside their enclosure! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ad08kFmLhE0/UzBq6vMPnfI/AAAAAAAAAIM/DLh5d-YNGDI/s1600/_DSC0058_preview_featured.jpg
Probably a more general question, what about air supply to the control unit? I imagine it would get warm if the Lulzbot Mini were enclosed. Would this be as easy as creating a duct from outside to the fan exhaust of the control unit? Similar to what was done here:
As far as general airflow to the printer, I thought drilling a hole and adding a respirator filter might work. Would I need to have a fan drive air through the filter? Or just have the filter work passively?
Aside from drilling more holes to running wiring and maybe an LED strip, is there anything else I should consider?
(I feel like after drilling all these holes into the enclosure, it’s going to end up as noisy as it now? But maybe not!)