Enclosure for duewifi and duex5



  • Have created an enclosure for the duetwifi and duex5. This design is based on the work deckingman did for a single board.
    The boards are mounted back to back and there is a fan to cool the undersides of the boards. All wiring is fed from the rear and the enclosure is mounted onto 20 or 40 mm profile with 3 mount holes at the bottom and 2 on the right hand side. The front and rear have lids to make connecting easier.

    I am re-printing my enclosure after sorting a few minor bugs in my original design, mainly to allow more room for the connections.

    this link will take you to a folder which contains all 3 stl's and 3 png pictures.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4ghlduf8f3l5tg9/AABI1orA7jc6KsjpXX9asva3a?dl=0

    Please let me know if you have any problems, thanks again to deckingman for the idea.


  • administrators

    Looks good! May I suggest that you publish it on Thingiverse? That will make it easier for people to find. Also if you publish the source files you used to create it, then Duet owners will be able to adapt it.



  • I somehow remember that someone (dc42?) created an enclosure where the boards were mounted side-by-side, but I can't seem to find it - does anyone happen to have a link at hand?



  • Don't know if it's any use to you but I did this one where the boards are mounted end to end http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1859048



  • Yes, that was the one I remembered. Just curious - I would have probably rotated the boards to minimize the length of the ribbon cable, but there certainly was a good reason for the current placement? Access to the SD card slot, maybe?



  • @vwegert:

    Yes, that was the one I remembered. Just curious - I would have probably rotated the boards to minimize the length of the ribbon cable, but there certainly was a good reason for the current placement? Access to the SD card slot, maybe?

    The reason I did it that way was because the Vin and gnd links between the 2 boards need to be short - less than 100mm and the gnd needs to be low resistance - ideally solid core cable or multi core with ferrules in accordance with these instructions https://duet3d.com/wiki/DueX2_and_DueX5_expansion_boards.


  • administrators

    That is true but I have the successfully mounted side by side as vwegery describes and that is how I designed them to be mounted. Just make sure a low resistance connection is maintained, as decking man describes.



  • Yes just to clarify, I wasn't saying that you can't mount them side by side, I was just responding to the question of why I chose to mount them one above the other. I'd also like to remind people that if you decide to mount them as I have done, you'll need a longer ribbon cable to connect the two boards together. I put the OpenScad file on Thingiverse as well, so it wouldn't take much to adapt the design to suit side by side mounting of the boards.



  • Have corrected some minor issues and posted all the files on thingiverse
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1936685



  • Just amended the Duetwifi and duex2/5 enclosure on thingiverse – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1936685
    This has fixed a few problems and offers more choices in the scad file i.e.
    Duetwifi no fan
    Duetwifi 40/50/60/80 external fan mount
    Duetwifi 40/50/60/80 internal fan mount
    Duetwifi and duex2/5 no fan
    Duetwifi and duex2/5 40/50/60/80 external fan mount
    Duetwifi and duex2/5 40/50/60/80 internal fan mount
    fan guard 40/50/60/ fan widths

    select printbox to print enclosure
    select printlid to print main enclosure lid
    select printlidx5 to print lid for duex5 board
    select printguard to true to print grill
    select nuttrap for the grill to have nut traps or round head bolts
    select expcon to include access to the expansion connector of the duetwifi board

    select hardware to view boards and fans in position
    select assembled to view the complete enclosure with lid/s


  • administrators

    Great work, thanks!


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