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Replicator 2 manual/tool/tape caddy

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Replicator 2 manual/tool/tape caddy by davidatkinson Feb 12, 2013

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Summary

This is a holder I drew up to keep the items that came with my replicator together. It's got spots for the allen keys, the manual, the packet of lubrication, and the big sheets of painter's tape.

I've made some revisions to my original file, since a lot of people seemed interested in it. I haven't printed out a revised version yet, but I tried to accomplish the following:
-Trim away as much excess material as I could to cut down on print times.
-Widen the holes for the allen keys so they're not so snug
-Add a little more support on the bottom so it doesn't flop around on the back of the machine so much
-Made a version with little wings on the side, which should be the right size to store my spool holders of different diameters when they're not in use.

Still need to look into SD slots, holders for other tools, etc.

Instructions

Print it out, flip it over, and clip it into the spot where a 2nd spool would go on your replicator 2.

I tried to draw everything so that it would print without needing any support or assembly. It prints upside-down. I printed my first test with the standard low quality settings, and it required quite a bit of cleanup. Also the small holes for the allen keys ended up TOO small, and the outer corners peeled up from the bed a bit. It also took 8 hours to print! At higher quality I'm sure the hole diameter and peeling issues would be resolved, but it would take all day to print.

I'm going to do a further revision with a couple SD slots, maybe some other tool slots, or a hook for rolls of masking tape, but hopefully also shave away a bunch of material to make it print faster.

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it takes 10 hours to make!

I was using lowest quality settings and it took less time than that, something like 6 hours. Still working on a version that's a lot slimmer so that it doesn't take FOREVER to make. But, it's big, so it's bound to take some time.

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