Extruder Mirror Holder

Bill Arnold

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Changing filament was getting to be a real bear, especially with my old eyes. I tried a small mirror, which worked, but I wanted a way to hang it near the extruder while I worked with the filament. I drew up a design in SketchUp and this is what I got. I just published it on Thingiverse.

It hooks over the gantry rails and slides up to the extruder assembly.
Ext_Mirror_1.jpg

With the mirror at a 30° angle to the rails, I get a clear view of the top of the extruder tube.
Ext_Mirror_3.jpg

It holds a 76mm (3") mirror that's about 2.5mm thick. I bought a 6" square acrylic mirror on Amazon and cut it into four pieces.
 
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Vaughn McMillan

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I get a kick out of seeing how many little things you guys make for your 3-D printers with your 3-D printers. If these machines ever become self-aware, we're in for it! :D
 

Brent Dowell

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LOL, Once you have the ability to solve a problem with a printed object, well, opportunities just seem to present themselves.
 

Darren Wright

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Nice solution. I still need to remove the heatsinks on my printers to make it easier to fix, but have had decent luck in changing filament.

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