Looking at the different types of fused deposition modelling 3D printers out there, I noticed thatt they fell into two broad categories:
- they needed 3D printed or injection molded parts
- they were made from laser cut MDF
As I didn't have a 3D printer or an MDF laser cutter, I thought about a structure that could be (mostly) made from lengths of square tubing and threaded rod.
The plywood variant would use plywood rectangles for the base and base cover instead of the more stylish square tubing supporting laminate flooring cut-outs for the electronics to sit on and as a protective covering.
I figured that if I could get the lengths right and the holes in the right places then it might be doable!