If you want to learn a lot about how things must be designed for 3D printing, this project is for you! It's amazing how the parts perfectly fits into the others, the locking system, the springy drawer... And beyound is the original design and idea, amazing on itself... As you can see, also my Robotica got interested and gave me a hand with assembling and photos!
This is not a quick project!
I wanted it for a present in a few days, but I had not much time to spend printing it so I decided to print it as quick as I can but in a way it works as expected and the general view is not bad at all.
So it took about 29 hours to print it that way and weights 260g.
All parts but Key and TOP Cover were printed with the next params in an Anet A8:
- HK PLA 12€/KG printed at 210ºC over 40ºC bed
- 0.4 nozzle and 0.4 perimeter thickness
- 2 perimeters, 10% infill, 12-15% overlap
- 4/5 bottom/top solid layers
- 70mm/s main speed, 35mm/s outer perimeter, 56mm/s infill. 33% speed for first layer
- 250mm/s travel moves, 400 accel for print an 800 for travels
- Negative horizontal expansion of "-0.02"
I made my perimeters start near certain points on each part to avoid retractions in the most visible zones.
I can use 2mm piano wire to join the top and the middle without problems :) Also, it took me 2 pens to find a proper "pen spring".
And that's all! I'm gonna glue it up, really happy with this project