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Posted by kallend | May 18, 2019 @ 01:02 PM | 32,036 Views
Make Your Own Inexpensive Afterburner

THIS IS NOT A KIT AND I'M NOT SELLING ANYTHING.

I have a dozen or so EDF models, most of which are of types that were/are equipped with afterburners. After buying several LED “centerburner” systems, I decided to see how hard it would be to make my own. Turns out it's not hard at all.

So this is what I've done:

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This project requires electronic soldering and component wiring skills and is not a good first electronic project. However, anyone with some experience will have no problem.

It also requires access to a 3D printer to make the adapter to mount the lamp to the EDF motor. I have posted some adapter STL files for many popular systems on Thingiverse.com and there are services listed there that will print parts for you if you don’t have your own printer or a friend with one. Even a cheap consumer grade 3D printer will suffice as the adapters are neither large nor complex.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4042564 .

If you want to design your own, there is simple design software available (such as the FREE https://www.tinkercad.com ).

This article only describes the electronic part; fabricating the adapter to mount the LED unit to the EDF motor is not covered. Anyone familiar with 3D printers should have no trouble making the mount, it takes about an hour to print on a typical consumer grade printer. While the adapter is printing you can be installing the...Continue Reading