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Modular Hex Drawers

by O3D Jun 7, 2016
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How do the modules stick together? Glue??

Just printed some and the tolerances are not good. The inner diameter of the frames (with the back wall) comes out at 74, 6 or 7 but the outer diameter of the drawer (with separation) is at 75 at their diagonal measures. Easy to adjust in a slicer but it does take a lot of time to print each and find out they dont fit.

Very nice design otherwise.

To me, this means the designer never has printed these things and physically tried to put them together. Untested design.

It's the same as a designer trying to place a probe into the same sized hole. Won't fit.

Yeah well, stuff happens.

But, anyway, if one item overall dimensions are increased by 1mm, or the other decreased by 1mm in a slicer, they fit very nicely.

Thank you so much for creating this GREAT design! This is absolutely handsome! I scaled them up to 140% so they can fit more stuff. Take half a day to print the drawer and one full day for the frame unit. Totally worth it! I set infill at 20%, too much or about right?

I'm glad you like my drawer system! 20% is about right. I might go up to 40% but it all depends on how much stress you expect. If you're going to stack heavy objects or drawers on top I'd suggest increasing infill.

How do you use the stacker?

The module fits inside the stacking piece. The stacking piece has small rectangles that have been extruded outwards and inwards with every other prong. They fit together enough to keep the drawers together but not enough to interlock. I recommend you try my HIVE drawers. They interlock and will save you filament. They have also been tested, I have not tested the stacker since it is less efficient

The HIVE - Modular Hex Drawers
by O3D
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hey i just printed a drawer but the drawer part just doesn't fit in the outside part.
i measured and the drawer is a fraction of a millimeter bigger than the outside part's inside size.
maybe this is because i scaled it down?
or a design flaw.
did you make the outside of the drawer and the inside of the other the same size?

Hey, thanks for letting me know! I went in to remeasure the drawers and it turned out they were 0.0000003 mm larger than the inside of the modules. I corrected the measurements and uploaded the new stl files.

in the details you said:
Update 06/15/2016
I uploaded the module stacker. This addition makes for easier stacking.
wich part is it ?
because i dont understand wich part would help with stacking.
great design!

nevermind haha i found it .

Hello, i like the design. could you make a few modules with either outside tabs, inside tabs, or solid backs for mounting these to a wall with screws?

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I'll make a module with outside tabs and a module with inside tabs.

sorry, i was travelling and was not able to answer the question you asked. I was just going to use standard dry wall screws, what ever diameter those are. thank you for making a version with tabs..