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Headphone Stand

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Headphone Stand by MakerBot Jan 23, 2017

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The MakerBot Headphone Stand went through the same design process used in professional design and engineering industries. Multiple design iterations and 3D prints led to the final fully 3D printable headphone stand.

The full size stand prints beautifully without any supports and perfectly matches the Replicator+ build volume.

Designer Jackson Seidenberg uses two of these stands at home for his Logitech G930 and Astro a50 headphones.

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MakerBot

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MakerBot Replicator+

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

No

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I am new to 3D printing so be gentle on me. I have a Prusa i3 mk2 and tried to print this. I am using slic3r from Prusa to print this. I drag it into the slic3r and export it to the gcode. I believe the configuration is the default that the slic3r has setup from Prusa. I was able to get it to export but when it begins to print it doesn't make a clean brim, or first layer it beads up, for lakc of not knowing the technical name for what it is doing. I have printed a few other things both from Prusa's SD card and from thingiverse with little or minimal issue.

My calibration is spot on. Where do I start to find out how to print this correctly? The little filament release at the beginning of the print releases filament just fine, and as being I have print running now for 6 hours my nozzle is not clogged. If needed I can attach a dropbox link and image, ill have to reprint it later after another print finishes up. Thanks in advance.

I modified it to print nicer vertically on my Cetus3D Extended, but it also might work for people with tall delta printers. Overhang comes out a little bit rough but not bad at all. They are the hit of my office... I can't print them fast enough now!

Link to make: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:313568

Headphone Stand
by msim

Nice, I don't have the extended Cetus so I had to chop it up to 3 pieces. Good Idea with the built in support.

I printed your version first and it worked out great! I taught myself how to friction weld the pieces together too.

Is there a way to friction weld plastic?

Yep! I put a small piece of PLA in the tip of my dremel. Needed to shim it with a smaller piece to grip correctly but it worked great. The only downside is having to swap out the longer piece of filament pretty often, even friction welding a small area. Probably works better with 3mm filament. Will have to look into getting a sample just to keep around for welding.

That's a solid idea I'm going to have to figure out how you did that with my Dremmel.

There are a ton of video tutorials but I only watched this one before I started experimenting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj9TMmUldhc

That's cool. Never even thought of that. Thanks, msim!

I can't even print this without warping on my replicator +. Also, the files are for a Smart Extruder, the printer comes default with the Smart Extruder +. Makerbot please upload the correct files

It has STLs you should be fine..?

The problem is that the flexible build plate that the printer comes with is terrible for adhesion. It's also a school printer so I can't apply tape or hairspray. I don't know how to keep the object on the build plate

Have you tried printing with a raft? That could aid in adhesion if you can get that to stick. It sucks you can't use the other methods! Hope this helps some.

I've tried with rafts and its way worse. By the time the print is half done the object will be at least a 3rd of an inch off the build plate.

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Just finished printing one on an Alunar A8 out of Hatchbox ABS on a 200x200 piece of glass with BPT for adhesion. 100% scale. 15% infill, 4 outlines and first/bottom layers. Came out pretty well and I like the finish on the front from the layers printing flat. Added about an ounce of lead birdshot to the base as it was printing that gives it a nice heft.

It fits my Turtle Beach X12 headphones pretty well but anything larger will have trouble I'd bet. I'll happily print this again, but at probably 110 or 125% scale.

Layer 2 or 3 starts printing in-air which probably causes the issues some people are having. I had to drop the model through the build platform by about 1mm to avoid the problem layer. Simplify3D wouldn't support the problem area, either. The model doesn't look particularly well prepared for 3D printing.

Crazy overhangs on the first few layers, will need some kind of support or raft I guess. Printing on a Prusa i3 MK2.

Same printer and me too. But I am troubleshooting it and I don't think its the printer, I think it is the slicer. Are you using slic3r prusa edition?

Yeah Im using slic3r Prusa edition. Looking at the 3D model its quite steep the first few layers I'm not convinced that it is slic3r.

Mar 10, 2017 - Modified 5 days ago

Just FYI. Making this on a Makerbot Rep 2 or similar-sized printer is of no point. It is way too small to hold any full-sized headphones.

i need a headphone stand for me and i can now make it!!!!

i made this..hummm i have a smaller build table so i would like to see things made to fit smaller printers. smh why did i waste my filament on this..

Probably should have thought it out before just hitting print...But you could split it into multiple parts and epoxy, or weld them together.

Have you tried scaling the model down to fit your printer?

Here's a video from when I printed this headphone stand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZq54RkG9s

Very elegant design!
Good job.

Mar 6, 2017 - Modified Mar 6, 2017

What am I missing here?

No matter if you slice it laying down or standing up the first few layers have ridiculous overhangs.

Looking at the picture with the actual print lying on the printer bed I can see the support structure. Anyway this should be tagged appropriately requiring supports. It is a beautiful design and easily fixable but still a bit odd.

Not sure, but on the picture, it could be the raft, not the supports. Overhangs get better with cooling duct, multiple walls, low extrusion temperature and reasonable print speed. But you're right, if the piece start with a curve, we should be tempted to use supports.

There is a ceiling sticking out. Not just a curve. Take a look at the first few sliced layers.

Can you only print this on a MakerBot printer? Because it looks too small for headphones when i printed it

I just finished one on my Alunar/Anet A8 and it fits my Turtle Beach X12 headphones decently. The next one I print will probably be 110% scale or a bit bigger.

No, you should be able to print this on any print bed with dimensions capable of it. Which according to Cube_3 is "at least 220x220x150 (LxDxH)" I had to chop it up into pieces in order print on my printer which is only 180x180x180 mm

Hi,

Any chance you could split this for those of us with a small Makerbot?

Rather than the approach that others have taken with their remix, you could chop the vertical standing parts, and stick a 3mm metal rod in there for support.

I'm not very good with Solidworks, and was hoping you guys would show some love.

Thanks.

Have a look at the remixes. This one in particular. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2151607

Headphone Stand (Split)
by Gertsen

This is probably the best split remix, even though I had to rotate and resize to 96% to fit in a 225 x 150 bed.

Thanks! this fits easy on my i2.5 Samuel XL and wife loves it

Mar 3, 2017 - Modified Mar 3, 2017

Great! I have to buy a Makerbot Z17 to print this, even with my relatively large Printrbot extended X axis!

Maaaan, do you have an stl of that poly-human head ?

What is that non-standard size.. If you don't have a makerbot... oh too bad for you, just buy one.
Is this a makerbot promotional item ? Did makerbot paid you for this ?

I hate this stand.

Don't be a jerk, especially when you're wrong.

"Non-standard" size of what? If you have a 200x200x200 print space, you can build this. I just finished printing one on my Alunar/Anet A8 and there was room on the bed and in the print space to spare.

And you do realize that Thingiverse IS a MakerBot 'service', right? And that you commented on a MakerBot published part? Come on, grow up!

Hahaha! This is a truly hilarious comment! =)

Isn't Thingiverse a MakerBot service?

Stringed up on my well tuned Prusa I3 Mk2 after a few mm of layers.

I noticed when I was slicing in Simplify3D that on layer 2 or 3 it starts printing a contour in-air. I dropped the back of the stand through the build platform by about .75-1mm to get past that particular layer and it printed out for me. That whole area (where it curves up from the table) did not print particularly well though, with more evidence of possibly doing in-air prints.

I tried with supports as well and it doesn't seem to affect the area.

I tried it as well few times on Prusa I3 Mk2 and it turns out into spaghetti

I have a FlashForge Dual clone (Qidi Tech I), with max. dimensions 225x150x150. I split the model in half and will print each half, rotated 120 and 240 degrees around Z, respectively. They fit now.

care to create a remix and upload?

Will do tonight when I get home.

Makerbot headset stand, split in two.
by asemeco
Mar 1, 2017 - Modified Mar 11, 2017

Dimensions: 236mm x 193mm x 148mm

Nice Grade A surface design !

Nice, but needs a rounded top to stop the headphone foam being depressed on a flat surface for too long, but if your head is flat on top it might be just fine, I don't know. Go and get a full Glass of beer, if you can rest it on top of your head and it doesn't fall, then you should be right.

just add a foam to the top and your problem solved

lmfao

Bravo, MakerBot...Bravo.

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Wow really? You want views on your YouTube channel that much? Curious how many other prints on here you've "Want to make this XXXXXXXXXX look even cooler ?!? Can't go anywhere with out seeing spam.

Now it's becoming spam.

Looks nice, however a curved rest section would be much better to avoid creasing the headphone padding?

Where are the photos of the actual printed part MakerBot?? Renderings hardly do it for me...

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Feb 9, 2017 - Modified Feb 9, 2017

This didn't fit my 200x200mm build plate. I sliced it in half using 123d design and printed in two parts. Total print time was 14 hrs at 40mm print speed. Printed on the Anet A8.

Took about 3 hours with 15% infill on the TEVO black widow.

Doesn't fit on my Prusa i3 build plate. 200mm x 200mm

try this: rotate the stand 45° around the Z-axis. Center it again. This worked for me

I had to rotate it 45 degrees and also scale it to 91% to fit on a 200x200 buildplate

So what is the needed build volume for this?

at least 220x220x150 (LxDxH)

Incorrect, it's 236mm x 193mm x 148mm

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