The Armadillo - A Case of Two Halves

by Gyrobot, published

The Armadillo - A Case of Two Halves by Gyrobot Jul 30, 2013


Following on from the success of the Nested Birdhouse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:116288), I thought I would push the nested small footprint concept a little further, with a printable case.

Use it as a lunchbox, purse, briefcase, clutch bag, backpack, fashion accessory etc, you decide.



Recent Comments

view all
how futuristic of you!
same here :)
a scifi helmet.. or shoulder armor piece.
thx to gyrobot we alredy got derivates in this direction
i have to suggest a downscaled variant.. maybe just the size for hiding a special ring. :)

More from Accessories

view more

Liked By

view all

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag


Print 2 off without support, it's all in the geometry.

Attach the two halves with cable ties or PLA rivets.

The hole in the catch is for the addition of a lock, carabiner or bolt etc. You can also attach a shoulder strap to the handle or carabiner.

Scale up or down (clearance disclaimer) to suit :
Print cube size for a single half 100 x 105 x 96
Print cube size for two halves (nested) 143 x 130 x 96

My Print Settings :

  • layer_height = 0.2
  • perimeters = 2
  • top_solid_layers = 2
  • bottom_solid_layers = 2
  • fill_density = 0.25
  • nozzle_diameter = 0.35
  • filament_diameter = 1.75

<p>how futuristic of you!</p>

<p>i have to suggest a downscaled variant.. maybe just the size for hiding a special ring. :)</p>

<p>I love your design, printing one right now in blue. My previous attempts failed because the printer stopped after printing 1/4 (broken filament and other problems not depending from the design). Hope to have one working to carry around the London print show next week ;)</p>

<p>"An Excellent Armadillo"</p>

<p>-Chef Excellence</p>

<p>Nice work, and I'll print it.<br>Can you help me with a doubt?<br>What is the size of the gap that is used to project moving parts?<br>Or else, how much slack you used between pins and bushings?<br>I would be extremely grateful if you can help me, because I'm a beginner in 3D printing.</p>

<p>Hi, the clearance is 0.5mm in the design. I.e. the holes are 5mm diameter and the shafts are 4mm diameter.</p>

<p>oH Yeah!!! TKS many times.</p>

<p>love it! printed great on my rep2x. did each half separate at .3mm /10% infill. 5hours per half. video - http://instagram.com/p/ccmtsJBa_-/&lt;/p&gt;

<p>Thank you for the video, did you print out the little catch retainer too? Can you upload on the right please too? Many thanks for printing.</p>

<p>One step closer to some sweet stargate cosplay equipment!</p>

<p>Hmmm, I could also see this leading to a great case design for optical discs. :)</p>

<p>Using a section that is more cylindrical based rather than oval would offer the greatest internal volume for the same xyz footprint, and give you parallel sides. I have thought of using other section shapes to sweep around, there could be some fantastic styles in waiting.</p>

<p>Customizers get programming.</p>

<p>... or the pillbug.</p>

Gyrobot - in reply to cfg

<p>A great name with an obvious connection, our kids call the woodlouse a "Chuckie Pig".</p>

<p>I've been hoping we'd see something else related! It could make a cool mask if it had a few holes in it, too!</p>

<p>You are on to something, there's been numerous people who have picked up the Nested Birdhouse and put it on their faces or on their head as a hat, when I have asked them to guess what it is.</p>

<p>same here :)<br>a scifi helmet.. or shoulder armor piece.<br>thx to gyrobot we alredy got derivates in this direction</p>