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Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors)

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Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors) by Dranoweb Jan 13, 2015

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READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE COMPLAINING!!!

----DESIGN INTENDED FOR ABS!------

However... someone has been kind enough to make a PLA compatible remix:
find it here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1321546

----IF YOU PRINT IN PLA, YOU WILL NEED TO SCALE THE DESIGN UP, OR USE THE REMIXED PARTS------

I also suggest printing just one tray first to test the size.

----CALIBRATE YOUR MACHINE!!!------

UPDATE:
Added versions with holes and 6X Micro SD holder on request

UPDATE:
Added card reader insert, however card reader needs a slight trim - see pictures. (Lots more planned not just card holders)

Swiss army style SD card holder/wallet/organizer thingy.
EXPANDABLE!
Print as many inserts as you like, and any combination of sides.

Not really sure how to name this thing, but it's a solution to a problem I have for working with raspberry pi base security cameras in the field.

You will need:
2X 3mm screws
2X 3mm nuts
Length varies according to combination.

Note:
Tolerances are tight - you will need a well calibrated printer.


*Included are the following parts:
(You will need to print two of any side, or combination thereof)

*Outer side 1: a blank side, that forms the outer "handle"

*Outer side 1 with text: A customised "handle" with "dranoweb" embossed in, to remind you who made it (optional)

*Outer side 2: A blank side with keychain attachment (optional)

*2XSD: An insert designed for two Standard SD cards

*2XMSDuo: an insert designed for 2 Sony Memory Stick Duo cards (I hate these things)

*8XMicroSD: an insert designed for 8 Micro SD cards

*Card Reader: an insert to fid a slightly modified multi-card reader I found at my local $2 shop for $3 (rip-off).
Note that you will need to trim the lanyard ring off as per photos.

*1XSD-2XMicroSD-1XRaspiAdaptor: an insert designed to take 1 standard SD card, 2 Micro SD cards and 1 low profile Micro SD to SD Adaptor for use with Raspberry PI B Type boards.


I was printing my prototype when this was posted, so I'm not sure if this will work in the real wold - but I'm always happy to see your comments, suggestions, and complaints.

If you are an autodesk fan, let me know and I'll post the IPT's and IAM's.

Also a short video re-iterating the above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF5PrndPyoo

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Just found this! Super awesome! I was sitting here at my desk looking at all the memory cards laying about thinking that I need some sort of storage/organization methodology...

Don't let the trolls get to you. This is a fantastic design! If people cannot figure out how to scale things properly and get useful prints then they get what they deserve.

Thank you!!!

Can you make an insert for Nintendo DS games? My kids would LOVE this!. Thanks!

If you can accurately measure a DS cartridge and post the dimensions here - I'll have a go at it.
I don't have access to any to measure myself.

I'm also heading overseas in a matter of days, therefore there will be a month or more delay before I do anything with my designs.

I find it a very interesting and practical design, that other applications can be done with?

What screw size should I use for putting it all together?

3mm stainless is what I designed around.
The fit will be a little firm as the intention is for the screw to cut it's own thread.

Well done! Simple but great idea, thanks for sharing! Can you add a slot for micro SIM cards? It would be wicked to have all the portable cards in one tool!
Thanks!

I would love to have this for microsim too

Still waiting one someone to post the dimensions of a micro/mini sim...
I don't have too many floating around to measure.

Hey man GREAT DESIGN! printed one in PLA and one in ABS both work great and your right PLA needs a little trimming but no big deal. And have a greta time in the USA seeing your family

Good to hear you had success.
I'm off to Michigan and Chicago soon, I hope to explore the area during my stay.

Love the Idea!
Is there a chance to convert the files to make it run on a CNC instead of printing?

The Mazac 5 axis mill I have used will toolpath directly from stl files.
The source files are included in autodesk inventor format - you should be able to export to.a variety of formats as required.

Could you make a compartment for Nintendo 3ds games?
I think that would be an awesome way to travel with them.

If you can send me accurate dimensions of a 3ds cartidge I'll see what I can do.

keep in mind I have essential vehicle repairs, full time work, and substantial travel over the next few months.
There may be some delay.

There have also been several deaths in the family of recent.

Thanks for the design.
Looks and works great.

Nice to hear it's working for you.
I need to find the time to make some upgrades

Thanks for the design, great idea!!!!

I also have a XYZ printer da Vinci 1.0A, using ABS i found 104% was perfect, Just more proof that no 2 printers are exact, not even across the same models. Don't let peoples comments get to you, the ones that complain dont know what they are doing and blame you for their lack of knowledge.

If you own a micrometer you can do a test print, measure the test print, measure the sd card and divide the card size by the test print size and multiply by 100. There is your scale.

It's nice to see a few positive comments here.

I think many people expect a 3d printer to produce a finished object that needs no further work, when in reality, even products from industrial precision machines still need a little finishing work.

And you pretty much said it, I'm pushing the envelope with this design, and it takes a little bit of effort and a few test runs to get it set up right.
Big industry always do setup and calibration on a job before commencing batch runs.

I need to say a few things to everyone here:

Firstly - read the details before commencing a print.
Secondly - print just one tray first and check the size.
Thirdly - ABS prints differently to PLA

This design is free - think about that for a second - I don't get paid to make this stuff for you.
In fact I work hard doing alot of other stuff to feed my wife and child.

the source files are included - if you hate it so much, do what others have done and redesign it yourself.
can't make 3d objects yourself? well you probably shouldn't be picking holes in my work then. it's easy - seriously, and there are free programs out there - go learn, take my designs and learn to be a pro - then you might end up a popular designer too, and start to understand what it's like.

I don't have to post this design - I can delete it anytime.

This design has been downloaded more than 20,000 times, and only a handful of you are experiencing size issues.
this comes down to a couple of things - 3d printers produce product that while good, still require some finishing work by hand.
you can't expect a precision object to just drop into your lap without a little cleaning up - not even professional machines do that.

domestic printers have a little slack and stretch in many components, this design can and will stretch the tolerances to the limit, and even on my machines, that I have meticulously built, rebuilt, redesigned and re-manufactured - no two prints are exactly the same.

in summary - you wouldn't buy a car sight unseen - don't print sight unseen, run a test print.

Thank you for the work you put into this design and posting it here, I really appreciate it. Congratulations on the baby and I hope you're able to get Stateside for the visit with your in-laws soon. If you find yourself in the Northern Virginia / Washington DC area and need help or info feel free to reach out. Cheers!

I live in the same area as you!

Will be in Michigan for most of it with a change of aircraft in LAX and Chigago.
booked tickets today. All $4000 worth.

Printed with reprap aurora, with PLA filaments. But i think it's kinda too tight for any sd card or micro sd.. Could you make wider version of it? just a bit wider i think..

PLA expands more than ABS during printing - to that end, I refer you to the "thing details" section:

"READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE COMPLAINING!!!

----DESIGN INTENDED FOR ABS!------

However... someone has been kind enough to make a PLA compatible remix:
find it here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1321546

----IF YOU PRINT IN PLA, YOU WILL NEED TO SCALE THE DESIGN UP, OR USE THE REMIXED PARTS------

----CALIBRATE YOUR MACHINE!!!------ "

Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors)
by Marbal

My printer is XYZ printer da Vinci 1.0A. Print with ABS in 102% produce a good match of size the SD and MicroSD cards. However, the design has some problem as cards slot would be blocked as you stacked up several components of it to complete a Swiss knife. Only 1 X SD cards and 6 MicroSD cards could be put in rather than the original design 2 SD and 8 MicroSD

As discussed in other comments, the innermost card slots were sacrificed to keep overall dimensions to a minimum. One solution is to print the card slots with holes to allow easier removal. I usually carry a coupke of "backup" cards for unforseen requirements. As I don't need these often, they live in the slots closes to the hinge.

Source files are included if you wish to modify the design or create your own remix.

Thanks much for your reply. Apart from some slots were not easily accessible, it's a very good design overall.
Thanks

Just printed, without reading the instructions, printed in PLA, trashbin =)

There's a couple of remixes that have adjustments for PLA.
I'm both out of PLA and very short on time these days, so I've yet to make a PLA version.

Most people report good results in PLA by scaling up a tiny bit - like 102%.

The print was 98% finish when I saw that it cant be printed with PLA without scale it haha...

I have now download the remix =)

Well every printer is a little different.
I know some people print 1:1 in PLA and it's fine, but most complain.
Pla expands when heated, and I designed with tight tolerances.

If you have autocad / inventor - the source files are included.

I printed the remix, the one for PLA, and it didnt fit. =/ Now I have put 8 hours for this in total print-time and it still dont fit =/
I will try 102% and see if it will work...

Be thankful it's not a 50 hour print like some of mine.

I suggest just printing one tray first at 20% fill. It will print quick and you can test fit with less waste.

Oh ye Iam =)

Just tested 101% and 102%, does not fit... =/
Going for 103% now.

104% is a perfect fit..

Good to hear you found the right settings.
Might be worth printing 20mm test cube sometime too and check what your printer is actually printing.

I do that everytime I calibrate my bed, thats about 2 times every week. A 20mm cube is 1.998mm ;)

But I opened the files and checked them, They are to tight, 11mm and 15mm exactly on a micro card slot in the files, thats why it dont work.

What brand of SD card are you using - I measured sandisk brand cards as they are the most easily obtainable here.
I know that in many devices they are a loose fit. - you may have stumbled across the source of frustration for a lot of people here.

I'll try to get hold of a few other brands and see how much variance there is.

When working for a roto-moulding company that worked with PLA and ABS, they informed me that PLA can expand 2-4% when heated and that ABS can shrink up to 3% when cooling - after being heated.

I do have plans to rework this item in the near future, but I have slightly more pressing matters to attend to - such as 6 days a week work, and vehicle repairs.

I use also sandisk, and sony, etc. All the same size. maby u have copies?

Feb 18, 2016 - Modified Feb 18, 2016
Dranoweb - in reply to Landin81

Micro sd's are one of the worst for counterfeits.
I get mine at the local supermarket - and have lots of problems with write failures and early degradation.
I think they don't have hardware write levelling, and sandisk are meant to.

I'll look into this.
In the mean time - there is a new remix with adjustments - the link has been added to the description.

I have plans for a bigger and better SD card holder, and I'll take all this into consideration when I design it.

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where can i find remixed parts for PLA printing

You can find them by clicking the "remixe" button above.
or by going to this link:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:633436/#remixes

several people have made remixes to suit their own needs, I highly recommend a look.

Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors)

I had HIPS loaded in my printer and printed at 102%. SD cards fit easily and microSD cards just barely fit - they seem to snap into place. Now, to find some M3 bolts of the needed length in the US.

n5ima - in reply to n5ima

I found some bolts in my accumulation of electronics stuff which fit the holes. But after I assembled it I realized that you can't get some of the cards out (the ones closest to the screw hole) without taking it apart. Well, maybe I have a few cards that I don't want to erase, so those will go in there.

Jan 17, 2016 - Modified Jan 18, 2016
Dranoweb - in reply to n5ima

I've not had a chance to play with HIPS yet - your make looks good.
the Micro SD's were designed to click in to avoid loss or accidental dropping.
the revised versions with holes underneath the card were added on request of another member to help make removal easier.

you can use the imperial equivalent of 3mm (1/8").
the hole tolerance is tight so that the screws will cut their own thread as you screw them in.
the overall length of the holder needed to fit a storage space in my camera case, as a result, i sacrificed ease of removal for compact design.

i have a better idea in the works.

how to add customized name in the top piece

check the remixes.
The customizable sides were created by another member.

The space for the microSD is to small, the SD fits fine (after a 1.02 scale) but the micro SD is still way to narrow.

you may also like to look at some of the remixes, as there is a remix designed for PLA, with bigger tolerances.

Did you pint in PLA? you will find that ABS is better.
it's also worth checking printer calibration with a 20mm calibration cube and digital calipers.

many people have printed this with no size issues.

keep in mind that there is only a 0.5mm overall margin for the micro SD's.
if your machine is even 0.2mm out of calibration, it won't fit.

It's printed in PLA, i did not see the PLA version. I did set the printer to a higher resolution ( for one more try) maybe it's helping.

The SD it fitting ok after the 1,02 scale the micro SD not , the printer calibration is ok (Felix 3.0 Dual)

Where is the pla version ? i will give that one a try.

PLA expands quite a bit more than ABS when printed - if you read the original notes - you will find that I stated this design is intended for ABS due to that quality.
however I understand many people don;t have heated beds, and prefer PLA instead.
Due to the recent death of my brother I have not had much time to work on my designs or make adaptations.

Remixes for this design can be found here: (including the design someone adjusted for PLA)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:633436/#remixes

also note that the source files are also available for download, and if you are reasonably adept with autocad, inventor, or solidworks - or most other 3d platforms you should be able to adapt the design yourself.

inventor should allow you to add an offset to the interior surfaces to suit your needs.

Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors)

Swiss SD was my first 3D printed project. Used PLA plastic on a Makerbot Replicator 2 at the San Jose Tech Shop. Maker ware easily exported the .STL file to .x3g and let me print each piece.

Open Issues:

  • I'd print everything 3% larger to get SD and Micro SD cards to fit.
  • The side with the keychain attachment printed with the wrong screw hole locations and too long. Maybe my NOOB mistake in placing vs resizing. Ended up printing the side 1 twice to resolve.
  • Metric 3mm screw and nut hard to find in Imperial USA so I used #4-40 x 3/4" instead. Nut doesn't fit inside nut hole, but it worked for me.

Thanks for creating such a useful and cool project!

you will notice from the original notes that this project is intended for ABS, as pla has different expansion properties and "tolerances are tight"

you will also note if you measure the different sides in a 3d program, they are exactly the same size.
if there is any size difference, it will have been in your processing of the STL.

you can get a great many different styles of nuts to fit the same thread - however if you have some measurements of the nut, I'd be happy to run off a compatible STL for you.

remember that when there is a tolerance of 0.5 - 0.2mm, that calibration can change drastically if you have loose belts, uneven surface under your printer, a cool breeze during print, or even a few specs of dust on the filament, that this can mess with the print.

the first layer will tend to squash out a little, which means the screws will be a snug fit unless you do a little finishing work on the product - very few rapid prototyping systems will give you an end product that does not need hand finishing.

I'd been mulling around different ideas to solve this problem for myself, but I like this better than what I'd been thinking of. Thanks!!

thanks - I made a few sacrifices to keep size down to fit most pockets, but check out the remixes - a few good adaptations there also

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Mar 17, 2015 - Modified Mar 17, 2015

Very nice. Just printed one for my buddy who is a media nut whose SD cards are scattered like peanut shells on a Western bar floor. We will organize that dude.

Glad to have helped...

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Fantastic idea and very customizable,this would sell like crazy ;)

It does, I covered the cost of my first machine selling these.
After which I released it under the creative commons act in the hope that it would inspire better versions.

check out the remixes...

great idea,very good blend of design and functionality in such a compact package.this will keep my SD card hoard organized. (};-)

I'd suggest you look at the remixes - there's a rather nice lightweight remix someone did.

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Can this be made customisable to add different text?

Someone already did it for me - see the remixes

Mar 5, 2015 - Modified Mar 5, 2015

I printed this and my Microcenter brand micro SD didn't fit and neither did the Microcenter brand SD adapter. Just got my printer and the 20mm cube came out very accurate.

If you still have troubles, send me the dimensions of your cards and I'll run off a custom insert for you.

Had another thought - how did you measure your cube?
did you use calipers or just a ruler - because even 0.25mm out can be a problem for this holder.

What material did you use?
I have been using green, black and blue abs, seems to work the best.
PLA, and glow ABS I have found create burs and irregularities that don't work well.

you could print the entire object scaled up approx 0.5 - 1%

also, you could have a look at the remixes - there is one that another user adjusted.
additionally the source code is available for download as well - if you wish to modify it.

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Would it be possible to have a version to put USB sticks ? I use micro SD for my raspberry pi but I prefer installing the OS on an USB stick. That would be great :)

Its in the works, however I'm working on call as a fire spotter, so I haven't had much time recently. In the mean time you could try the card reader holder.
If you measure up your usb stick ill try to throw together something later tonight

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Hey, I do not have a MakerBot. How do I buy this fantastic object?

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Best bet is to find someone near you who has a 3D printer.
Looks like you already have one offer...

I can print this item for you, Email me at [email protected] and tell me what pieces you want to print and we can figure out shipping and material cost's.

Tried the 0.5 and the clearance was too big on my i3.

Oh yes I see the make now - if it's giving your problems I can edit the original - or if you have inventor the source files are included.

Not sure if I have enough info to help here - 0.5 nozzle?
And it pays to run a calibration cube or similar on your machine and check it with vernier or digital calipers.

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SD card is NOT fit to this design!

I have gone over my designs and printed them on two different machines now, and in various materials, they seem to work ok.
I notice you are quite adept with 3D modeling - there is a .zip file with the original source for autodesk inventor.
you can edit to suit your needs.

or perhaps scale the model in your slicing software.

You may also like to check that you have not printed the Sony MS Duo insert, as these cards are different dimension.

As stated in the description, you need a very well calibrated machine, as the tolerances are tight.
the material you use will make a big difference.

I suggest you try transparent or black ABS, and also run some calibration cubes and measure them with calipers.
Also if you look at the remixes, there is a variation that has been expanded a little to allow for less accurate prints.

Can someone please make this for me? I'll be forever grateful! $$$

I'm in Australia, I don't mind printing one off for you, but depending where you are, it could be a little expensive to ship.
You might joing a group here on thingiverse, or google for a forum for a group local to you, you might fond someone near you has a printer.

Awesome, just sent you a message!

It was a quick solution to a problem, and I like Victorinox stuff so the answer was simple...

I love this! Are the tolerances designed for ABS or PLA?

user "hamop" has adjusted the tolerances for PLA:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:686597

Swiss Army Style SD Holder Remixed drawers
by HamOp

Designed for ABS. Have not tested on PLA. Glow abs seems to be a little rougher.
Black and green ABS from aranum on ebay has shown best results.

except dat, its awesome

ok... WHO DAFUQ ON EARTH HAPPEN TO HAVE LIKE 20 SD CARDS IN HIS POCKET ALL THE TIME

Photographers and tech support!

Someone like me who has about 20 or so security cameras to maintain. But you don't have to print so many inserts. You can just make one that holds only 2.

It would be awesome if you added a Phillips head and flat head screwdriver. If you really want to go beyond, you could add a battery holder, a pen holder (hard to fit everyone sizes...or you could just use the little tip-and-ink part inside of the pen), or a rope winder to hold paracord. Just ideas! Nice Job!

Oh, and it would be cool if you could customize the side text through the Customizer...

If you check the remixes, "Hamop" has made a customizable side cover and remixed the micro sd insert...

battery and screwdrivers are in the works as well - I'm doing this inbetween running my own business - so again, if you watch this thing, I'll be making additions soon.

I'm not yet familiar with customizer - I work externally in autodest inventor.
However, if you watch this listing, I'll have a crack at it soon.
In the mean time i'm happy to customize it manually for you.
Source code is also included in a Zip file in inventor format - if you wish to try it yourself.

Just as a small thank you for this great design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:686674

Customizable outer side 1 for Swiss Army Style SD Holder
by HamOp
Feb 3, 2015 - Modified Feb 3, 2015

Thanks Much!
Works like a charm now!
I'll post photos soon.

Dranoweb - in reply to

Awesome. didn't have time to test print. I'm planning to make other inserts for batteries and screwdriver bits etc. Suggestions welcome. End idea would to have a configurable field service kit.

I managed to make the mods in the 10 minutes before work. Even added a 6 way micro SD insert for you.
18mm home for standard SD, 9mm for micros. Let me know if this works or if they need chamfers etc.

Thanks again for the feedback.

Great Gadget! But it would be great if you put a Hole in the SD Card slot nearest the hinge, or for that matter, a Hole in each SD card slot in order to push them up and out from underneath. see the photo in the make I just printed. Also, how about just 6 micro cards, instead of 8? Because I'm clueless how you are going to get the two closet the hinge in and out? See the Orange make i'm uploading in a minute...

Dranoweb - in reply to

I'll add some stl's tonight with holes included.
normally I place my least used cards closest to the hinge, and place them so that the diagonal corner is facing outwards, this allows for me to pry them up with my fingernail.

In either case, ill make a 6 card version for you as well.

When I print them in ABS the cards are normally a little loose and this allows for me to slide open a holder and flip it upside down, dropping the cards out. Check back in about 12 hours and there should be some extra parts included.

Jan 22, 2015 - Modified Jan 24, 2015

Het there Dranoweb! A couple coworkers and I love this thing. I have printed one and we would like to make a few tweeks. We work with A360 so if are willing to post a FD3 file or whatever you can we would love to play with the awesome thing you have made here. Thanks again!

I'd also be interested to see your print if you care to post a couple of pics, so many downloads, but no one has bothered to post any makes.

The sketches were done in autocad 2010, and the 3d in autodesk inventor 2014.
You will find a zip file now included with all source files.

if you can't run these I'll look into exporting them into a format you can work with.
Thanks for the interest.

I work for Autodesk and love the design. well done.

I love autocad products lol.
If you want to adapt this I can supply autocad and inventor source files.
I also have something more complex in the works soon too.

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