by sneakypoo, published
As a bonus it has a very satisfying clack sound when you close it up ;)
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Do you mind sharing your source (solidworks) files? That would make it easier to make derivatives!
Great design. I printed it at 0.1mm layer without any supports but I modified slightly the hinge pins to do that.
Also I added 4 anchors of my own design to each part to secure to the build plate and prevent them being knocked over by the extruder.
Unfortunately my earbuds turned out to be too big to fit, so I'll be printing a slightly modified one with bigger space for the buds but a shorter stem to keep the same overall size.
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UPDATE 2012-12-05: A few people reported issues with the STLs that prevented them from being properly sliced in slic3r. I have uploaded repaired STLs that should work better. Please use the STLs that end with "_repaired". I'll keep the old files around for a while just in case these new ones present other issues. Sorry about the troubles this may have caused.
The core can be printed without support without issues. If you have trouble getting it to stick to the bed try printing it upside down, the overhang will be a bit worse but will probably print ok with good cooling.
The shells however needs a bit of support for the nubs, rough/medium support in KISSlicer worked well for me, took under a minute to clean up. Either print individually or use the plate to print both at once.
To assemble simply force the shells over the core until they snap into place. Print the shells fairly solid so that they don't break on assembly. To minimize the risk of breaking do not pull at the protruding tabs, instead grab it like shown in the picture with the green arrow.
This copy was printed on an Ultimaker for those curious.
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