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Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:17 pm
by jkrokowski
After seeing a broken USB port on a Mini, we did a little design and came up with this USB support (so that solder is not also acting as a mechanical joint).

The whole idea is print one out, snap it into the opening for the USB port on the mini-RAMBO and it helps prevent the USB port from breaking off. Enjoy!
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(More improvements likely to come)

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:22 pm
by piercet
Nice! Does that line up with a Taz USB port as well?

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:04 pm
by kmanley57
piercet wrote:Nice! Does that line up with a Taz USB port as well?
I tried my Taz 5 and my Taz 6 and they did not. :cry:

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:46 pm
by kingjamie
Works great! See attachment.

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:28 pm
by foo_fighter
Works Great!

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:10 am
by Daniel M Gessel
Does installation require opening up the RAMBO enclosure?

Edit: It doesn't want to just slide in on my mini. Do newer minis already have some kind of support added?

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:47 am
by piercet
Daniel M Gessel wrote:Does installation require opening up the RAMBO enclosure?
Nope

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:17 am
by Brent.I
We had a little concern about customers forgetting to remove the USB support before opening the electronics enclosure. This can potentially cause damage to the board, so be sure to remove the old support before opening!

We have a new revision available that clips directly to the RAMBo board, and will not need to be removed when opening the electronics case.

Let us know what you think!

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:21 am
by kmanley57
I have seen two just in the last two weeks that were not removed before 'trying' to remove the cover, and it tore the USB connector right off! :lol:

I will have to print some of these new ones out and start using them on the machines.

Thank you!

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:48 pm
by John Mc
Brent.I wrote:We had a little concern about customers forgetting to remove the USB support before opening the electronics enclosure. This can potentially cause damage to the board, so be sure to remove the old support before opening!

We have a new revision available that clips directly to the RAMBo board, and will not need to be removed when opening the electronics case.

Let us know what you think!
Since it clips to the Rambo board, does this revised design require opening up the case?