Playing with an idea for a vacuformed top enclosure. This is an early rendering and the final product may change drastically; just wanted to share!
Good sized vacuum form... should be able to round it more, especially if you have access to a CNC router table. Lots of different ways to make the form blank I suppose.
That might fit around my A-frame filament holder. I am thinking about making a vented filament dryer box enclosure around the filament spools, and also enclosing the A-frame sides to capture the heat from the bed and direct it up to the filament.
It's ugly, but everything is accessible from the front of the machine :) If the arms were bent instead of straight like mine, this could lower the a-frame height quite a bit.
Looks good for an early concept!
Did you think about posting a .stp file of the Gigabot frame and opening up the design to the community?
the Gigabot .stl file can be found here: http://wiki.re3d.org/index.php?title=File:Gigabot_Frame.stl
I would love to see your ideas!
Wow that frame is big :)