Fan Foot ($2200 machine makes feet for $10 fan)
by spot1984, published
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Are your box fans tipping over all the time making time consuming costly messes?
THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!
These are replacement feet for box fans
(a part seemingly designed to fail universally)
Somehow this project exemplifies everything cool about 3D printing while simultaneously shining an absurd white hot light on its impracticality... The machine cost $2200, the filament $50/kg, it took me a couple hours to make the sub-millimeter accurate model (parts, boolean, fixing the mesh, export, import, slice), and it took about 2 hours to print four feet in fast mode from the MakerWare software.
BUT HEY, LOOK! I MADE FAN FEET AND YOU CAN TOO!
I included an .stl model of a single foot and a .thing file for a pair of feet saved from MakerWare 188.8.131.52.
They need to be printed on their sides with raft and support.
I printed them using the low settings (I like to print to file on the memcard so my machine doesn't have to drive the machine - that way if I do something taxing or stupid on my computer chat causes a hang, crash, or whatever it won't screw up the print).
Print them, yank them off the raft, pry out the supports and clip into your fan!
Now your fan can stand tall like the proud fan that it is with these 100% American designed box fan feet.
Fan Foot ($2200 machine makes feet for $10 fan) by spot1984 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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