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#covermyg6 - a slim cover for the dexcom G6 cgm sensor

by mr_third_dimension Mar 20, 2019
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no infill for both pla and tpu?

It's quite thin, so there is no need for infill. There is no void inside.

Any idea if this fits the free overpatches that Dexcom gives out? Looks like it's not so big that you couldn't just use the free ones instead of making/cutting your own.

Haven't made my own experiences with the dexcom overpatches, but yes .. similar patches should also work somehow. I've heard of people using them. Maybe depends on your own expectations how well it has to fit.

I uploaded a PDF with the corresponding patch outline yesterday. .. Just saying. If you need one ..

got it thanks. do you mind if I post the link to your project?

If I post a picture on a related facebook group of this cool dex g6 cover I know people will ask how can I get one and I would like to be able to post a link. Perhaps you could give me a link that you would be OK with posting. I don't want to cause an uproar (lol) but I do want to show it off. Thanks , Dave

Oh, OK. Sure, you can link to this thingiverse page - it's public anyway. I posted it already in few groups, but feel free to do what you think is right. :) ... Anyone without a printer can get a cover in my etsy shop, but I included a link in the description already ... I'm happy that you seem to like the cover!! :)

thanks will check the etsy link. Ok to directly post your etsy link also? Just do not want to cause a problem if you are not comfortable with doing so.

Sure. Cool! To be fair, one should probably post it along with the thingiverse link, so anyone with a printer gets the chance to just print it on their own.

I will do that. Some people are right away intimidated by having to sign up to something else like maker bot and download files and find someone to print so your etsy site would be simple for them to navigate. If I post a link I would post both so that someone with a printer can print their own. As an aside if I wanted to get into the world of 3d printing and printing design, do you have a first source that you would recommend to a novice but interested person (like me)? It may be more than I can learn but I think I would like to try. Sorry for the long, wandering message. Dave

Hmmm... unfortunately I don't know any specific source for that. I guess youtube is always a nice source for everything. There are probably 3 parts to it: 3D CAD design, printing setup (slicing) and the actual printer. I'm a big fan of the Ender 3 printer - it's one of the cheaper ones, but works great. If you make the right software settings you can get really nice prints. And you can upgrade the Ender 3 a lot or replace parts.
Making the correct software settings for printing is mainly about experiences. Trial and error (and youtube). For my part, 3D CAD design is what I've learned in my studies anyway. But there are also lots of free softwares and tutorials out there and for a quick start you can just print some of the many thingiverse models. :)

Thanks for the info. I have heard of the Ender 3 and that will be a good place to aim my interest.I probably would start by printing other plans as the CAD work looks to me to be the hardest part. But I might find it is not the hardest later when I try to figure it all out. Thanks again for your time. Dave

just got my g6 cover printed in flexible plastic. looks good and will try it out later today

Thanks for the design! Might I ask how you cut the tape and what kind of tape you actually used?

Hey! Yeah, the first ones I see printed (by someone else).

There are two kinds of patch templates: the first one is also 3D printable (available above) and the second (just added!) is made for a regular printer, so you are able to just cut it from paper. ... and then just scissors / exacto knife?

For tape I use Fixomull Stretch. It's quite thin. But never used anything else .. There should be tons of options. Big discussions on facebook ...

Can't wait to try this! Well done!

Thanks! :) Feel free to share your experiences. For printing and wearing .. :)