I wrote recently about our new Mini Gerbil mounting solution (see further below), but we’ve already improved it again!
Up until now we’ve focused on ways to mount the Mini Gerbil even though it’s a different size than the Nano controller board that comes with K40’s. So there was an acrylic case, followed by an acrylic mounting board.
We’ve now made the leap and resized our printed circuit board to be the same size as the Nano board, so users can simply screw it into the Nano’s old location. But wait, there’s more – to provide the flexibility of an alternative mounting option, we supply four neat little adhesive pads, so the Mini Gerbil can be quickly mounted on the inner wall of your K40.
Why didn’t we think of that before?
we noticed that the acrylic box we issued with Mini Gerbils can be a bit fiddly, and shipping it around the world doesn’t help.
So we’ve simplified from a box to a simple can’t-go-wrong mounting plate. The mounting kit includes 8 screws and 4 standoffs… simple!
The plate’s holes align with the Nano board mounts (requires some mucking around with a screwdriver). When screwed to the K40 inner panel it looks like this:
And we now also include some quality double sided tape so you can just position the mounting board to whichever location suits. Don’t stick the mounting plate to the power supply though – it needs ventilation for cooling.
If you prefer the old box design, let us know and we can email you the design to laser cut from acrylic yourself.
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Can i have the old box design to cut eith my k40 waiting my minigerbil ship to me?
no problem, I’ll email it to you!
Will you send me the old design for mounting the Mini Gerbil? Thanks,
Just received my Mini Gerbil in the mail today. I have one question. Do the stepper drivers need a heat sink?
No heat sinks required since the stepper motors only need 0.35 Amps
Is there a website that answers questions in a timely manner?? Just askin’
Hi Danny, you can post questions on the K40 forum, see menu bar. Or write us an email, see contact details
can I get the Boxdorf design to cut it myself?
Hi Matthias, Support will e-mail you with details.