Kossel Mini Hexagonal Base V2
12 September 2016
In my struggle to contain the wire and visual mess of my Kossel Mini printers, I designed this base.
Version 2 Features:
Separate side panels for easy maintenance -Smaller corner pieces for faster printing and less wasted material -More flexibility for add-ons and modifications -Easier assembly
Designed to fit almost any Kossel Mini style printer up to 220 mm build platform diameter, smaller sizes will work just fine as well. The use of brackets to attach the printer to the base allows very flexible sizes and configurations.
The model shows a Smoothieboard, though there is plenty of room for a RAMPS 1.4 or most other printer control boards in that space instead.
You will need a saw, drill, and some patience or a CNC/ laser cutter for the top and bottom sheets that complete the base as well as the bed support and insulation circle. 1:1 scale SVG files are included for all of those pieces. You can either print them out and cut around them or load up your CAM software of choice. The removable panels can either be cut or printed, your preference, files are provided for either option.
Thanks! Please let me know if you have any questions!
32x - M3 x 10 mm screws
24x - M3 X 6 mm screws
9x - M3 x 12 mm screws
4x - M3 x 6 mm screws (note that the screw lengths for attaching the top and bottom of the base to the walls assume you are countersinking the screw heads completely, if not add 3mm)
1x - 60 x 60 x 25 mm fan Any will do, I like the quiet ones.(
1x - Inlet Module Plug This one is more specific as it fits the hole in the back.(
1x - Panel Mount B to B Female to Male Adapter Cable (
1x - 2' x 4' 1/4" MDF Sheet Any will do or something of similar material and thickness. This is used for the top and bottom sheets as well as for the bed support/ insulation if you so choose.