[NTLK] 3D Printing a Battery Tray
dalexgray at mac.com
Mon Mar 18 23:27:04 EDT 2013
Thanks Leigh, I would be really interested in trying your file. I was able to make a battery spring pretty easily by twisting up a compression spring. I saw another NewtonTalk user, Ross Deihm, posted about successfully making a battery tray out of an old battery pack in July 2010. I may try that, although 3D printing a tray would be great.
Dana Alexander Gray
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On Mar 18, 2013, at 20:07 , Leigh Honeywell <leigh at hypatia.ca> wrote:
> I have an STL file somewhere of a Newton tray - I got a friend to CT
> scan it minus the metal parts. Those shouldn't be that hard to jury
> rig out of some paperclip bits :)
> I'll see if I can dig up the file, and anyone who wants to can take it
> to their local hackerspace or send it to shapeways.com.
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> The biggest problem with printing the battery tray might not be the actual tray, but the metal parts that form the battery contacts.
>> Unless one was able to reuse parts from an old tray, it would seem unlikely that a supplier for just those metal parts could be found. In past discussions this was a deal-breaker for completing a battery tray printing project.
>> Sent from my AT&T iPhone 4
>> On Mar 18, 2013, at 8:03 AM, Dana Gray <dalexgray at mac.com> wrote:
>>> Dear NewtonTalk Users,
>>> Hi, I'm Alex. I'm new to the list. I'm a long-time classic Mac user and suddenly had an urge to try out Newton.
>>> The Newton I found only came with a nearly-dead battery pack so I hunted around and came up with Davis Remmel's brilliant idea–print your own! I uploaded the design to Shapeways but was just informed this morning that they could not print the design because the walls were too thin. Here's the image they sent along as a bit of an explanation. http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6641/552807.jpg
>>> So I'm wondering, has anyone found a 3D printing service that can manage printing the battery tray? Has anyone found that altering the design can make it printable at Shapeways? Specifically I was thinking of closing the 3 holes in the tray to give it more rigidity.
>>> Thanks, and I'm looking forward to meeting all of you,
>>> Dana Alexander Gray
>>> dalexgray at mac.com
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