I wanna provide you my two variants to mount the little 30mm fan to kites awesome circuit sword:
Variant 1: Air duct
I thought about a solution which blows the warm air out of the shell, so I came up with this little air duct:
The fan blows against the heat sink >> the warm air goes through the air duct >> passes the DMG shell through a little whole >> and finaly leaves the case through the grill of the game-cartridge:
Unfortunately the little closing mechanism of the battery cover hits the fan, so I had to shorten it my 3mm. With some epoxy I glued them together again:
The air duct has to be printed with support enabled. The support in the "tunnel" were easy to remove for me id I used the following settings in Cura 3.6:
- Layer height: 0.2mm (or less)
- Infill density: 15%
- Support: YES !!! important !!!
- Support placement: everywhere !!! important !!!
- Support pattern: ZigZag !!! important !!!
- Support density: 12% !!! important !!!
- Support X/Z distance: 1mm !!! important !!!
- No support floor or roof !!! important !!!
- Enable support brim
Variant 2: Simple fan mount
I designed a little bracket which can be used to attach the fan nicely (hopefully ) to the CM of kites circuit sword. Then fan can be fastened with up to three M1.6 screws (I used the normal little "phillips head screws" from a 3rd party gameboy shell).
To make it fit, a big part of the game cartridge slot must be removed, and can be covered with a actual game cartridge again.
Please print with support enabled