We're excited and proud to launch Thingiverse Apps. Learn More about what this means to you.
This are holders for a glass bed for the solidoodle 2 that are printed in plastic and use magnets to hold the bed in place. I found that this geometry is more effective in holding the bed in place with respect to magnets glued directly to the glass and attached to iron like in http://www.soliforum.com/topic/814/magnetic-glass-bed-mounting/ . Credits go to cmetzel for the inspiration
Print 2x the _bed and 2x the _glass (not too high infill to preserve some flexibility). Insert 6x6mm rare earth magnets in each hole (wrap tham in a layer of tape to make them fit tighter) being careful to respect the polarity so that they attract each other when mounted.
Make sure you have a glass bed that is 15x17cm at least in order to have some room to glue the plastic bits.
Screw the _bed parts into the solidoodle bed at opposite sides (eg top-left and bottom-right) and glue the _glass parts below the glass (again, be careful to mount them on the correct sides).
For extra strength, use 4 holders instead of 2, but I find that 2 are enough if the magnets are reasonably strong.
Note: I'm now using this system instead of the holders that I previously published here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37081
Magnetic holders for Solidoodle2 glass bed by rincewind is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure rincewind would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!