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Monday, May 14, 2012

Toothbrush Holder Cup

My new apartment has a metal cupholder (with holes for old-school tiny toothbrushes) attached to the wall. I turned that into a usable toothbrush holder with this :)

Grab the stl here:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cat Litter Trap

Admittedly, I have been looking for excuses to put the Makerbot to work since I got it... nonetheless, I think the outcome justifies the effort for the most part~~

Useful objects for physical tinkering often are pretty easy to design - so far my experience really has been:
1. imagine a useful plastic component
2. model it in 10-30 mins in sketchup
3. print it
It's pretty awesome.

Anyway I've been in the process of moving into a new apt, and thought it would be nice to have a barrier from the cat litter box to the main floor. Here it is:

Looking forward to getting in a replacement (non-warped) build plate next week...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Port Dock for Samsung np900x3b (2012 series 9)

I love this Samsung ultrabook- so much that I even dock it at home to my monitor/tv + external keyboard/mouse. However, I find it annoying to constantly plug in and unplug three separate cables.

Thus I decided that for my next 3D printing project I would try to make a port dock.

Step 1. Get the measurements.
After being unable to find a good profile photo online, I just took one myself:

Step 2. Trace the ports
I imported the photo into Google sketchup and traced the ports:

Step 3. Take measurements + finish the model.
Here is what the finished model looked like:

Step 4. Print!
Here is what it looks like:

If you have a Samsung np900x3b and would like one, leave a comment or shoot me a message.