Octave Temperature Switch Extruder Cover for UP! Mini

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Poh
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Octave Temperature Switch Extruder Cover for UP! Mini

Post by Poh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:05 pm

I designed this and thought it would be nice to share this here for anyone who also have bought an Octave Temperature Switch for your UP! Mini 3D printer.

Octave Temperature Switch is originally made for UP! Plus 3D printers only as a non-invasive modification to reduce the nozzle temperature by 30 degrees. Although the switch and its connector is compatible with UP! Mini's extruder, the Octave's switch housing bracket and the UP! Plus extruder cover which the temperature switch rely on are not made for nor compatible with UP! Mini's extruder assembly. Hence, there is no choice but leaving the switch dangling around the extruder. It is an annoying problem during printing, especially on fast printing mode.

You can download it from here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124326 be sure to read the instruction.

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dogbert
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Re: Octave Temperature Switch Extruder Cover for UP! Mini

Post by dogbert » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:14 am

Very nicely made!
I know someone who just got the Mini - I'll let him know about this!
I have a similar one for the Plus and it makes SUCH a difference for ABS!
I'm about to try a variable pot style for PLA.

Thankyou again! Great stuff! :D

roller
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Re: Octave Temperature Switch Extruder Cover for UP! Mini

Post by roller » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:25 am

I used to have a pot style (and made a calc spreadsheet to estimate your final temps without pulling out the multimeter) but have now gone to a dip switch style of temp mod. This allows me to adjust temp on the fly in 10C amounts. It's a much better solution. Just use 3.7ohms per switch for a 10C drop on each.

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