Extra holes on the back?

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  1. orcinus

    orcinus Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone clue me in on what these extra holes are for?

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  2. Nicu Damse

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    Place to mount the extruder + motor for bowden setup.
     
  3. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    for your titan dual hybrid upgrade!
     
  4. mike01hu

    mike01hu Well-Known Member

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    I see he already has one Titan on the back!
     
  5. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    For the titan tri hybrid upgrade?
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Well-Known Member

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    In case anyone wanted to put the Kraken on they pre-cut everything needed for four motors on back.
     
  7. orcinus

    orcinus Well-Known Member

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    Not my photo, that's from the wiki.
    But yes, as you can see, the titan mounts are above the holes i've marked.

    Also, the hole pattern around the marked holes does not match a stepper.
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what they are for, Greg said so in one of the late night videos during Livi's build, and as you can see here motors fit perfectly.

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    orcinus Well-Known Member

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    Ah! You're right. I must be going blind (or should get some sleep).
    When i quickly lined a stepper up with mine, the holes seemed off for some reason o_O
     
  10. R Design

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    Let's see if there still there in 1.1. ;)

    Speaking of holes, my waking thought this morning was that a small "electronics cover" on the base just underneath where the spine and the heated bed drag chain arrive and also giving access to the power supply might resolve most of the "accessibility problems" meaning that it's not really necessary to take the base of any more.

    Any thoughts?
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Well-Known Member

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    YES. I very much hope the next time I open the base is the last, I was going to see about making some hinged joint for ease of access. Easy access from top and bottom would be excellent. Once I get the parts I need for my Titan upgrade I will be opening it up and adding connectors for all the wires. I was hoping Richrap might have his method and guide up for the connectors, I am curious to see how he went about it.
     
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    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

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    Interested to know what type of connectors you end up using........ this removing the base is a pain.

    I'm thinking of removing the outer cover (black) of the mains wiring too as that lead gets twisted quite badly and would be better without the outer black insulation but still safe. Cable clips would be ok to hold the three wires together but allow them to bend more easily.
     
  13. orcinus

    orcinus Well-Known Member

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    Bolting a set of screw terminals to the bottom, then connecting the cable from the IEC plug to that, and another cable from that to the PSU might be a good idea, methinks.
     

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