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  • #24295

    Was thinking a butterfly clutch as well. Easy, cheap and they work well.
    I’m having a hard time waiting 😀 Thinking of ordering one from shapeways 😀 Or should I wait?

    #24299

    Terje
    Moderator

    Adding the peg to the original file might make it easier to assemble? On the other hand might sky rocket the price ($9.95 + handling and shipping as it is now)

    By the way: Scaled it to 20mm and printed it yesterday. I like the size, but detail is lost. Also too small for Shapeways.

    #24301

    Can you try adding the peg to the original file? would love to try it on shape ways to see what it does to the price.

    #24302

    Terje
    Moderator

    Sure as soon as I get home from work 🙂

    Please specify the precise length of the pin, the diameter and the distance from the base to the ring indent and how deep and wide the indent is. (Sorry, I don’t own a pin to take measurements from)

    #24303

    8mm tall, 1.15mm wide, indent at 3.35mm down from top (sharp end) of the pin, indent really hard to measure but guesstimation; 0.8 or 0.9mm wide, and roughly 0.4 tall.

    #24305

    Stephen
    Participant

    I’m in the other side of the pond but the part I printed last night should be done once I head into work. I’ll put photos up. Also I can add the post and print again to test for the pin back and/or @Terje can to the original file.

    #24306

    Ooo I’m so exited! Can’t wait to see the pictures 😀

    #24308

    Stephen
    Participant

    Here is the first go round. I’ll add the pin post and give it another shot, the top got a little out of round when I wasn’t so careful in removing the support.

    I think the only thing the will potentially need to modified in the original file would be to raise the plate part of the copter a little bit and add a little bit larger fillet radius.

    Another one with the post is printing as we speak.

    #24316

    Terje
    Moderator

    Finally managed to edit the pin and validate it on Shapeways. Find it at Thingiverse. Did a 20mm pin also, but had to heavily modify it to get it validated.

    The 20mm is subtle and would look nice on a black tie 😉

    – As you can see from the rendering, it does lose detail and proportions when scaled down.

    #24320

    Stephen
    Participant

    Printed it with the pin back, will see that it works.

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    #24323

    Terje
    Moderator

    Just checked the pricing on Shapeways (to Denmark or Sweden) Polished Bronze Steel:

    20mm pin: $9.06
    30mm pin: $12.26
    Shipping: $11.88
    VAT (25%): $6.64

    Total: $39.84

    Estimated delivery: 28-29 January.

    In the US:

    20mm pin: $7.25
    30mm pin: $9.81
    Shipping: $4.99
    TAX (0%): $0

    Total: $22.05

    Estimated delivery: 26-28 January

    #24485

    Looks great @stephen 😀 Cant wait to see it cast 🙂

    Hey @terje, can you raise the tricopter frame part a little bit to create a bit more 3D effect and really show off the frame outline.

    I’m really itching to order one 😀 A 20mm-25mm would be nice as it would look great on a tie or on a fancy jacket 🙂

    Would it be possible to request a 25mm version with raised tricopter frame terje? 😀

    #24488

    Terje
    Moderator

    Hi @david, could you define raised tricopter frame?

    How about a 40mm keychain while you’re at it? 😉

    – I’ll see what I can do about it this evening 😀

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    #24490

    That is awesome!
    Heck Yes! I need that for reasons!

    I was thinking making the tricopter plate in the middle a bit thicker, You have it a bit raised now i think, but just pupping it up a bit would be nice 🙂

    #24548

    Got a modified file from Terje 🙂 Went ahead and ordered one from Shapeways to see how it looks.
    Estimated arrival is February 1-2
    Can’t wait 😀

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