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Shower Head (Customizeable)

by dsnettleton, published

Shower Head (Customizeable) by dsnettleton Feb 6, 2013

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Create a Shower Head to your own liking using the MakerBot Customizer App!

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I'm going to print mine in PVA ;-)
Love this!

I tried printing it first with supports on my Replicator 2x but it put supports inside the shower head too. Then we tried printing it with the screw connection at the bottom, which worked until the very top when the lines started falling into the cavity. Any ideas?
Cool. Can't wait to see how it goes!

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Instructions

Print with support structures, add teflon tape to your pipe, and screw on your new shower head. This fits the standard tapered threads on 1/2" (inside diameter) shower pipes. A smaller layer height will give you better precision on for the threads. A faucet gasket can be inserted into the threads as well. Remember to be gentle when screwing this onto your pipes, since metal can strip plastic fairly easily.

I'm going to print mine in PVA ;-)
Love this!

I tried printing it first with supports on my Replicator 2x but it put supports inside the shower head too. Then we tried printing it with the screw connection at the bottom, which worked until the very top when the lines started falling into the cavity. Any ideas?
Very cool!

It looks like it'd be printable standing on its back (where the water pipe goes in). Have you tried printing it yet?

Mind some requests?

It would be nice to be able to set the number of holes, and their shape, for each concentric ring. For example, perhaps an inner ring of four cross shapes, then a ring of 8 spreaders, surrounded by 16 normal holes.

Also, it would be nice to add an X shape to the back (the pipe would go in the middle of the X) to make it stand while printing, and it would also make it easier to turn to screw it on/off the pipe.
Quite a few good points there. I don't know how printable it would be on its back if the head width was too much wider than the length, but I suppose it would be more printable than it is now.:)
I did think about allowing adjustments for each concentric circle, but I thought the menu would be overbearing, since the model allows up to 30 such circles (enabling pretty designs such as the lovely spiral shape I used for the main image).
I hadn't considered the X shape, and that is a pretty good idea. The back is made to be tightened down by a wrench, however, so it shouldn't be too tricky. In fact, I believe I saw a customizeable wrench somewhere on thingiverse that should do the trick...
Unfortunately, I cannot try it out. My wife and I had been planning on buying a 3d printer in a few months.I was browsing thingiverse when I saw the customize r challenge, and decided to give it a whirl. I have 10+ years of computer graphics programming, so hopefully some of those skills will pay off.
Nice work!

In that case I will print and send a photo. And perhaps tweak the code along the lines of this discussion as a 'remix'.
Cool. Can't wait to see how it goes!
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