Space Navigator handrest

by kempton, published

Space Navigator handrest by kempton Mar 29, 2013


Want one of those Spacepilots, but cannot afford it? The handrest is designed for increased comfort, and fits the "space navigator for notebooks" 3D mouse.

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good stuff! I should get hold of some sugru, maybe even make a small slot for it in the design.

It came out nicely - the pic is attached in the "Made" section of this page.

lets have a look at where it failed. i will tweak the design in the weekend based on some of the feedback.

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There are two versions of this handrest. A onepiece edition, and a twopiece edition. I used a flexible PLA for the black inner part where the hand is in contact with the handrest. Bear in mind, there is 0mm tolerance between the parts.

As mentioned above, this thing is only compatible with the "space navigator for notebooks", and simply snaps onto it. I plan to make one for the original "space navigator", but i gave to get hold of it first.

I really recommend this product to anyone who is annoyed by the 3D mouse's ability to stick to the table.

Printed on a Ultimaker, sliced in Cura.

Heated bed is crucial, as the shape is prone to warping.
material: PLA, flexPLA
0,1mm layers or less
50% fill


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Forbech on Apr 10, 2013 said:

Replace the heavy metal foot with a lightweight SLS-part.
Add a hand rest and a transport cover - and you are ready to go!

Here is how I did it: http://www.4tech.dk/foot.htm


kempton on Apr 10, 2013 said:

wow. that was really well done! my favourite being the laphroag cardboard thingy travel casing.

bigpaws on Apr 6, 2013 said:

I'm thinking a little Sugru on the inset pad & it would be great. I'm going to try tonight.

kempton on Apr 10, 2013 said:

how did it go? pictures?

DanLuc on Apr 3, 2013 said:

Love the design. Any chance to split the main part in 2? I can just print the insert but the rest is too long for my printer. If you can't its ok I'll wait until my UM is back up and running.

gcardinal on Apr 1, 2013 said:

great design! printing it now

kempton on Apr 2, 2013 said:

Give me some feedback on how the navigator fits. Mine was a bit tight, possibly because i did 120% over extrusion..

MarcoAntonini on Mar 31, 2013 said:

really very nice!
Unfortunately I do not have the notebook version: (
I'd like to change for my version..

yzorg on Mar 29, 2013 said:

i wil print this in transparent PLA so the blue led can keep blind my eyes XD

kempton on Mar 29, 2013 said:

Awesome. let us have a look at it!

DaleDunn on Mar 29, 2013 said:

Designing one of these has been on my to-to list for quite some time now (2 years since I got my printer working). I always envisioned it folding into a carry case though.

yzorg on Mar 29, 2013 said:

nice idea with combined use. handrest and carry case