Cable management Hive

by Juanfly, published

Cable management Hive by Juanfly Aug 8, 2015

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My desktop is always a mess, full of cables everywhere. I created this little cable holder hive. It is meant to be used with small cables, but you can always scale it. Enjoy.


Since this item is far more popular than I expected I decided to upload 2 new versions for larger cables.

I believe medium size is the best choice.


Since this is a very simple design, these settings are more than enough:

Infill: 0.4
Layer height: 0.3
Support : NO
Bottom solid layers: 3

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The simplest ideas are the best.
Thanks for sharing your work.
Congratulations on getting featured.

Thanks! :D

Great idea, so simple too!

Yeah, simple, but useful :)

I've done so many simple fixes since I got a printer :)

If you'd arrange not 10 but only 4 to 6 tubes to a "C"-shaped assembly, several of them can be connected!

I was legit just thinking about designing something like this yesterday. Now I don't have to. Great design!


This is awesome, I can think of a lot of uses for this one.

Definitely another one of those "Why didn't I think of that?!" ideas, thanks for sharing!

It appears to have double thickness walls where you've butted the hexagons against each other rather than account for the wall thickness when modelling them. Minor complaint, but it would be nicer if all the walls were the same thickness.

Yes, Im aware of that! Haha I will change it!

Just a quick tip: I would suggest printing at 120-150% of the original model size. I think the holes are just a bit too small...most of my cables are a bit tighter than I would have liked, and some don't fit in at all.

Thats right! As I said in the description "It is meant to be used with small cables, but you can always scale it". :)

Yes 0.4 = 40%

Jan 31, 2016 - Modified Jan 31, 2016

lol. Just had to have a sculpture of a naked woman in the picture...

Yeah, that bust is what's preventing me from getting it printed at the library. They like to pull up the item in thingiverse and download the stl file.

You can now print it at the library! :)

Hey she is one of my best prints, Im proud of her :)

are you posting the female bust?

It is already available on thingiverse. Search "torso sculpted naked"

Which orientation did you print in?

Holes facing up.

What is the bust next to the hive in the first picture?

genius idea. what did you use to create the model?

for this model (and every simple model I create) I use google Sketchup, fast and simple, great for simple projects. For more complex shapes I use Maya or Solid Works.

thank you for the fast reply :) I will try out maya.