Impression 3D



Trackpad handle

Date: November 2014
.STL file: trackpad-holder1.zip

I use this trackpad in the living room since, unlike a mouse, a hard flat surface is not required. But I always found it a bit awkward to pickup and move for fear of causing undesired operations. This simple 3D printed handle solves this problem.

Design

Design

In-use

In-use

Detail

Detail


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Replacement key for towel dispenser

Date: October 2014

The plastic "key" used to open the towel dispenser in one of the kitchens at the office had been lost so I was modeled and printed a replacement.

The dispenser

The dispenser

The key opening

The key opening

The original part

The original part

3D-printed part

3D-printed part


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Vacuum cleaner pipe support/hook

Date: October 2014
.STL: vch.zip

After about 13 years of use, the plastic part used to hook the pipe on the main enclosure broke:
Broken original part

Broken original part

Broken original part

Broken original part



This part had features to hold accessories which I never used and were long lost. So the new part I designed is simpler:



The openings on the upper surface are meant to allow the part to deform a bit when press-fitted around the pipe. The opening on the side was meant to install and access a tightening screw as on the original part, but this turned out not to be necessary. The part fits very tightly as-is.

In an attempt to play with the name of this vacuum cleaner (shark plus), I managed to give the object a shape reminescent of a carnivorous bird's curved beak. The screw access openings are also shaped to look like eyes.
The new part

The new part

The new part

The new part

The new part

The new part


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Toy hook/chain link

Date: October 2014
.STL: tcl1.zip

I printed additional hooks for a baby entertainement center.

Design

Design

Printed part

Printed part

In-use

In-use


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Triple Wall hook

Date: September 2014
.STL: crochet_v1.zip

For years, I had been putting up with an almost unusable wall hook in my bathroom. So I designed a new one. This is the first useful thing I made with my 3D printer.
Design

Design

Before

Before

After

After


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Useless parts

When I first got my 3D printer, I build several useless (or decorative) parts in order to learn how to use this new machine and the related software. Here are a few:


From left to right: Sphere in cube, Cup that does not even retain liquids and Unnabed object

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