Been thinking of building your own UV-curing chamber? This is a project for those who are into electronics and know how to work with Arduino for example. Don’t print this if you are new to electronics and expect a step-by-step project, this is for those who are already planning to build their own curing chamber and just need something to put the gear in.
I have included a STEP-file of the top if you want to adapt it for other displays and/or buttons.
This is a DIY-project where I used leftover components, therefor I will not offer a circuit diagram here because you should not use the components I used. If I would buy components for this I would buy an Arduino nano or similar, a dual-channel motor controller board to control the LED-strip and the rotation motor. The board should be able to handle at least 1,5A because the LED-strip (at least the one I have) uses a bit over 1A continuously on 100% duty. In mine I used some left-over MOSFET’s, a 5V regulator that keeps getting too hot, so will need to replace that, and I used a NodeMCU (ESP8266) which is way overkill for this, but I had a bunch of boards laying around so could just as well use them. The annoying thing is that NodeMCU can just handle up to 10V so I could not power it directly on my 12V power supply, which is why I’m using an external 5V regulator.
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!
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