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3D Printing for the Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Mitrovic, May 17, 2014.

  1. Mitrovic

    Mitrovic Member

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    3D printing is everywhere, so I started experimenting also. I intend to print something like this:

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    Any other ideas?
     
  2. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    What charger is that? I would print a tray insert or snap in divider for the 1.5 cars...
     
  3. hcsharp

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    It will get excessively dusty in that location unless you enclose it in a plastic container. Nothing would be worse for your connector and plug than to get them dirty. That will compromise the electrical connections. I have to say I like your simple design though.

    There's another thread where somebody mounted a plastic container with a water-tight lid in that location. The container was a near-perfect fit.

    Other ideas? I'd like to print a small storage bin to stick on the floor under my right leg in front of the seat. It could hold coins, glasses, maybe a phone. The existing storage under the center console is too hard to reach while you're driving.
     
  4. Mitrovic

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    It is the European 220 V 10 A charger.

    Thanks for the notice that it will get dirty there, I did not think about it! So i could make a closed box!

    How to fix the bin on the floor?
     
  5. bart513

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    So you used the 3D printing to make the storage for your charger and cable???
     
  6. wiztecy

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    Velcro, the catchy prickly side to the rug / floor side.
     
  7. Chris Lockfort

    Chris Lockfort 2008 Roadster 1.5 + 2015 Zero SR

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    Good timing :)
    I just started designing a 3D model for a wide (4"+) insert into my 1.5's shelf area last week.

    My idea is to basically mostly hollow this insert out, and make it into two conjoining halves seperated by a powerful spring, so that I can compress it to put it in the dash, and then after you stop compressing the spring, you have a perfectly-contour-fitting rock-solid platform to mount things in the car. Which, in my case, will be an integrated Nexus 5 + magnetic wireless car charger in a 3d printed car dock integrated in this platform. Also going to sand this down to make sure it's very smooth, wash it, dry it, and then put some carbon fiber wrap on it to match the look of the car interior rather than looking like cheap rough-edged nylon.

    Mostly it's because all of the car dock options so far that I've found have exposed wires, are ugly, don't provide charging, aren't engineered to sit nicely in a shelf, you have to plug in the phone seperately, and usually don't hold up to... spirited... bouts of acceleration. I'm pretty sure I can fix all problems of these for not too much work... so I will :)
     
  8. Mitrovic

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    I don't really understand, but you might send a picture. Which 3D program do you use?

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    Yes, but this was just an exercise, the next build looks better!
     
  9. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    OK - dumb question time...

    What location is this? I have no idea what part of my car is shaped like that.
     
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    The PEM shrunk on the 2.x's, its above the driver's side wheel-well.
     
  11. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    Of course! Got it now.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Chris Lockfort

    Chris Lockfort 2008 Roadster 1.5 + 2015 Zero SR

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    Well if I had a good picture / done 3d model I would have printed it by now :p Right now I just have the 2D contour of the shelf top and bottom as an SVG that I'm planning on extruding to form the model.

    The short of it is that I'm making a sturdy phone dock with charging for the center of the (1.5) shelf.
     
  13. Mitrovic

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    Protection for the charger:

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  14. johnhoogland

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    you could design a phone holder at the place where the apple ipod plug come out of the console.
     
  15. Mitrovic

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    The definitive "thing" works well, and so far the connector does not get dirty!
     
  16. Mitrovic

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    I had to try this, but I'll try to design a car holder, too:

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    iPhone 5 case
     
  17. bart513

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    Love that!!!!
     
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  19. Mitrovic

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    Yes, that's where I got this cover from!

    Makerbot Replicator 5. generation. Fascinating!

    And this is my first uploaded thing, my cable holder:

    About zmitrovic - Thingiverse
     
  20. Mitrovic

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    John, you had something like that in mind? I will make it better, but so far I am happy!

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    It is astonishingly stable and it does not disturb!
     

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