You dont need to blow $500 to get a decent machine these days. You can get the ender3 for around $175 on ebay, on their %15 store wide coupon days.I can not get logged into 3D Hubs at the moment. As I remember, it was about $25ish for a set. I ordered 2 since it was cheaper. I used blue ABS. Not sure about the other settings but they did change the price. I was impressed with the low price. All mail order, no local pick up. But it was much cheaper than I could find locally. I also added one offset damper for a total of about $80. I wish I had used that money to buy a $500 3D printer.
They should arrive in the next few days and I will post how it worked out.
It's a great design, except for the connection. Not gonna risk frying my HM using a phono jack. Wish he would rethink the RJ45...Any change you could do a model that would accept a RJ45 Keystone connector inside it? I know it's going to be lot bigger, but those 4-pin jacks are impossible to find outside Mouser... I ordered some from ebay, but they are too long and won't fit inside the Microdamper assembly.
I wouldn't mind a bigger size, just would like to get a good looking connector securely inside the Microdamper.
Hi Bryan,Yeah the one I have I just soldered the ethernet cable directly to the blower and servo wires and then put a zip tie on it for strain relief and a rubber grommet. Its been sitting outside for 2 years now and still works perfectly.
I have printed a few versions of an adapter plate in PLA for various grills; however, it's not quite right to claim that they won't melt. Under normal conditions I think most people will be OK, but I had a melt down when using a large radial fan to get my Akorn Kamado screaming hot to cook pizza. No problems during the cook when plenty of air was flowing. But following shut down the fan stopped of course and the lower part of the grill heat soaked and made the adapter plate hot enough to distort so that it was no longer functional. This may not be a problem for cooking at lower temperatures and the damage from ultra high temp cooking could be eliminated by removing the fan assembly and adapter plate when the pizza is done if the grill can be shut down by the damper door. And it may not be a problem at all with ceramic grills. The Akorn is all metal.Wow I've said many times that the nipple doesn't get very hot at all so the plastic is in no danger of melting, but I didn't think that the vent panel could be 3D printed as well. ........... SNIP................