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One quick cooling mod for your 3D Printer

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One quick cooling mod for your 3D Printer
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2-in-1 fan duct: extruder and filament cooler for E3D V6 and others by eiPionezero

I have a few printers but I think my favorite is my first one. The kit That started it all. The thing is that it is also my test printer. Every time I want to try a new piece of tech or a firmware mod I use it on this printer first. She has gone through a lot and never failed me. For being a Chinese Prusa I3 clone it’s gone far. Today is no different. I have mentioned in past blogs I print mostly in abs, it’s cheap and easily finished with acetone. The thing is it doesn’t like to have a fan on it because of that I don’t have a cooling fan on this printer. Lately, though I have been using a lot more exotic filaments and even received a spool of pla (I probably won’t use it anytime soon). I decided I wanted to give it a fan for cooling but I didn’t have a lot of space to work with. I looked around and decided on the split cooling from fan mount made by eiPionezero. The problem is I can’t turn off the cooling, this way. that meant that I would either need a second fan or just replace it and deal with constant cooling. I didn’t Like that idea So I made the fans interchangeable and here is what I did.

Gather your materials and get to work.

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If you don’t have some old PC parts laying around just buy some Bullet connectors that will fit your wires. If you do grab a couple unused 4pin connectors and pull them apart. You will need solder and a soldering iron, Heat shrink, a way to strip your wire (don’t use your teeth) now you’re ready to go.

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I'm a tinker at heart. Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I was Born with a ratchet in one hand and a screw driver in the other. Needles to say the doctors had questions for my mother. I love RC,3d printing and well just about everything electronic. Most days though I'm just a Mad Engineer.

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  1. I did something similar when I was having an un-diagnosed problem with a cartridge heater so I put in a toggle switch with bullet and spade connectors that way I could turn the fan off if needed. I don’t have it now as I fixed the problem and other changes necessitated removing it altogether.

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