Tesla Model S Center Console
by OleEichhorn, published
I designed it with TinkerCad and have printed it on a MakerBot Replicator 2. All you need besides filament and patience is an xacto knife and some superglue.
The drinkholders were tested with Diet Coke, various water bottles, a Tesla coffee mug, and an Amstel (!) Bigger drinks may not work. The phone holder was tested with an iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Bigger phones may not work.
If you have problems with this please let me know - would love to improve it! - and you are successful with this please send me a picture!
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Consider these for reducing curl? - http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
Yeah curling on long flat parts is definitely a problem on the Rep 2. I try to print parts sticking up in the air rather than lying flat to mitigate this. See the Instructions and the .thing file for details.
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Print the drinkholder upside down. Remove the raft carefully, as this will be the most visible surface when you're done. If you want a stripe at the bottom, pause the printer and switch colors; this is how I made the one in the picture blue and white.
Print the bottom on its side. The side on the stage may need a little filing to be flat. Use supports for the notches, easily removed.
Print the arms sticking up in the air. This works better than on their side. Use supports for the tabs, easily removed.
Print the crossbars and center divider verically, upside down. The side on the stage will be the least flat, so having it end up on top is best. You will need supports for the center divider, for the tabs, easily removed. No supports needed for the crossbars.
If you're using a Makerbot you can use the platform_parts.thing file to print all the platform parts at once. Note they are rotated on the stage, this seems to reduce warping a bit.
Once you have all the parts printed, make sure all the parts mesh (see photo) and use an xacto knife to trim as necessary. Glue the bottom to the drinkholder, making sure it is aligned correctly so the holes for the arms are free. Glue the crossbars to the center divider, then glue the arms to the crossbars. Finally glue the pins on the arms to the bottom. Enjoy!
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