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Telescopic Honeycomb pen-holder

by tackoum, published

Telescopic Honeycomb pen-holder by tackoum Mar 1, 2015
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A mixed geometric/organic, angled pen holder inspired by honeycombs.
It gives a little bit of an angle to the pens and pencils it holds, making it easier to grab them when needed (I was always kind of annoyed that the pens I wanted to pick up from in front, where facing upwards!!!).
Also the perspective form of the sockets makes it easier to choose which pen you want to use.

I have to note that damm301's Pen Holder (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:73489/#instructions) , which is truly a great featured design, also gives an angle to the pens but in different way. This was not insired or derived by his pen holder (as I actually designed this before I ever so so it) but i have to acknowledge the slight similarity.

I intend to upload a resized one in the near future...so you don't have to do it!
Also a split version is coming soon so that it can be printed in 2 colors (honeycomb slots - base)

Instructions

This thing is a pretty big. It was designed to actually hold 2 pens in every honeycomb so if you print the file as it is you will get a pen holder with height: 16cm, width: 24cm and depth: 170cm that can hold up to 24 pens/pencils.
So unless anyone interested has a lot of pencils (and a lot of room on you desk) I would suggest you print this at about 65%-60% size, as i have done in the photos of the printed object. This will give you a more normal sized holder that can easily hold 12-15 pens/pencils.

This was printed with:

Printer: Printrbot Simple Metal
Material: PLA/PHA
Filament: Colorfabb Intense Green
Temp: First Layer-200C / Rest-195C
Layer height: 0.2mm
Speed: Variable - around 45-50mm/sec
Shells: 3
Layers: Top/Bottom - 3
Infill: 20 (but you can always put some more in there for weight)
Supports: No
Time: aprox. 11hours

It might need a little bit of sanding for the tips at the top, if you want a better finished look.

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Currently printing one full scale. It's 7 hours in and I'm at z = 24mm lol. This is going to take awhile lol

New time lapse video I made printing this model at 100 microns using Airwolf3D PLA at 80% scale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwABM5qY1OQ

That's a great vid you guys!!! Which Airwolf printer are you using??

PS: I envy you a little bit that you are using an Airwolf3D printer! I'm hearing great stuff about them!

Anyhow! Good job! and thanx for posting the make!!!

tackoum

Love the design and just printed one.

Neewbie mistake though, forget the consider the reasonable-ness of the scale ^^'
Loaded it into the makerbot and it said it was to big... "uh-oh" I though and re-scaled it to fit per the auto-option and began printing.
So now I have a fairly humongous one!
For the next one and further prints I'll remember to read the instructions and not just load and print! (:

HAHAHAHA!!! Well, I guess now you can fit A LOT of pens in there! Upload a photo at some point, so I can see the magnitute of the print!

Happy you like the design and hope you enjoy!

Cheers!

Very nice design. Practical and holds a lot of pens. Just what i need ;)

Thanx for the comments guys! Glad you like it! I have a ton more designs of things for the house and the office, always one piece/no support style, but I don't have the time to upload them! Thanx again!

upload more ur designs are so cool im gonna print one of these for mother's day :)

oh and might i suggest you make one with the bottom closed off so if people want one that they can put pens in with them open and not color the desk, they can?

Nice design! Want this strange thing on my desk too )

I genuinely can't believe nobody has commented on this yet. I've now printed two of these and they both came out stunning. Probably my single favorite print in the year I've had my Creator Pro. Sits on my desk and home and on my desk at work and I use them every day. People compliment them regularly.

Stunning design, dude. Beautifully done.

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