Countersunk Decent Scale
Decent customs Euan Lake recently posted a design for a drip tray cover that integrates and Acaia scale. He made his design free-to-3D-print yourself, as well as offering his own powder-coated metal one that you can buy from him. Best of both worlds!
I wondered if we could pull off the same thing for the about-to-ship Decent Scale.
Above is our first attempt at the idea. We make replacement drip tray cover, with bent wires to hold the scale in place. A USB cable to permanently power the scale snakes out the side through a gap in the cover.
Why do this?
No need with unplumbed setups: at the moment, if your drip tray is not plumbed in, there are excellent scale adaptors that go under the drip tray. These were designed by the Decent Diaspora community. Some are free to print,
However, if you plumb in your drip tray, the drainage tube interferes with the scale, and we currently have no good solution to that.
The idea above would work for plumbed in setups.
I've read about people doing something similar with Acaia scales, and that a common problem is that the drip tray pools water, eventually drowning the scale. I'm hoping to avoid that problem with our design, since no pooling is likely to occur with an all-wires support.
With the idea above, the scale is supended about 7mm above the bottom of the drip tray. Hopefully that will be enough distance to avoid water coming back up into the scale.
For now... we need to make one of these, and test test test....