LED lights found for use on Artemis

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LED lights found for use on Artemis

Post by mechg » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:30 pm

I just got my Artemis last week, and I wanted to light it up. I found some 23-inch LED strip lights that seem to work well. They are made for automotive use, and are enclosed in flexy silicone tubing with self-adhesive foam tape included.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CG ... UTF8&psc=1

I wired them to unused 12v outputs on the power supply. Each strip draws about .5 amp. I assumed that there is at least 1 amp spare capacity for this sort of thing.

I installed a pair on the back inside corner of the X and Y towers. They are narrow enough that there is still about 6mm clearance between the rail carriages and the light strips. This arrangement keeps them from shining directly in your eyes when you stand in front of the printer.

I placed them just above the the idler pulleys, but I now realize that the strips are probably flexible enough to snake around them, so I may see if I can have them go all the way down to the base.

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View from front
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View from rear
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Close up of top of LED strip
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Re: LED lights found for use on Artemis

Post by geneb » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:37 am

That' looks pretty damn cool. Great job!

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Re: LED lights found for use on Artemis

Post by RegB » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:36 am

Cool indeed.

I have been browsing around looking for a tiny web cam to mount on the hot end.
Good lighting would help with that.
My goal would be to SEE the first layer go down and actually STICK - - and from time to time just peep at the print from across the room, or from a different room if I ever move the printer to the basement or garage.

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