Marks shared this project on Thingiverse!
I’ve been looking at imported low-cost C02 Laser engravers and how people have modded them. ZeusArts has a nice 3D printed digital thermometer holder at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1719324 along with a bunch of other great mods. Since the thermometers are so cheap, I ordered some for my 3D printer to monitor air intake temperature vs. that inside the cabinet. So here’s a bunch of different sized wall-mountable digital thermometer holders. from 1×1 to 4 wide by 5 high (way overkill). These mounts have enough space to hide the connectors and excess wires behind them. Print them upside down (so the face is on the print bed). No supports needed. cutouts are provided so that the temperature probe(s) and power don’t get pinched. A filler or “blank” is included to fill any as-yet unused spots. You can find the thermometers on Ebay. Just search for “digital thermometer Molex panel PC”, which should bring up the one I used, along with many other probably compatable alternatives. I simply spliced a 5V Wall-Wart into the power cable to power mine. The heavy duty button on the back toggles between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!