Replacement Fan Knob

by maurerpe, published

Replacement Fan Knob by maurerpe Oct 19, 2012
0 Share
Download This Thing! Customize Order This Printed Tools & Utilities

Thing Info

4288Views 665Downloads Found in Replacement Parts
Report Thing


Replacement knob for variable speed fan, for D shaped attachment. Includes ridges on the outside for easier grip.

I hate throwing away a perfectly good thing just because one small part breaks. This is a perfect example. The fan worked fine, in fact the knob broke off in the "high" position, so plugging and unplugging the fan worked, even if a hassle and slightly dangerous.

This is where 3D printing shines. We are no longer at the mercy of large companies and parts resellers that discontinue or obsolete parts all the time. We can print our own parts and fix our own things.


1) Measure your busted knob and/or the fan
2) Enter the parameters in the attached .scad file
3) Render and Print
4) Install on Fan
5) Use a sharpie to labels the speeds and settings.
6) Cool off

More from Replacement Parts

view more

Thing Info

4288Views 665Downloads Found in Replacement Parts
Report Thing

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

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

I know pretty much nothing whatsoever about SCAD but I noticed changing the value of total_height seemed not to do what I expected until I changed "height =" to "h =" in this line:

  translate ( [ 0, 0, thickness/2 ] ) cylinder( r = shaft_dia/2 + thickness, height = total_height - thickness/2, $fn = 32 );

I love fixing things with my 3d printer!

 Me too!