Interlocking Stackerz are easy prints of a clever modular storage and transport solution that features interlocking sections of different sizes to suit an endless array of applications. Use them to store and/or transport anything and everything small including nuts / bolts / screws to medication etc.
This version has a Smooth Sidewall. A "Ribbed Sidewall" version is available at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1578855. This changes the appearance of them and can also make is easier for some people to grip to lock / unlock.
There is also a fun / novelty version called 'ROCKETZ' you can find at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1563995
The mechanism is simple... just push two parts together and rotate 120° to lock in place. Additional parts lock together in the same way... reverse to unlock and separate the parts.
Interlocking Stackerz provide a simple solution to storing and transporting things. For example, store a range of nuts / bolts / screws in them and they become a 'grab and go' item so you can take what you need with you without a second thought.... and different items are in different layers to keep the separate.
The internal diameter is the same for all parts (60mm at standard scale). The .stl files provided are as follows:
- Layer / Low (15mm high storage area)
- Layer / Medium (25mm high storage area)
- Layer / High (50mm high storage area)
- Base / Low (15mm high storage area)
- Base / Medium (25mm high storage area)
- Base / High (50mm high storage area)
Print the parts required to make up your ideal configuration in the colors of choice... color coding makes it easy to find what you have stored way.
Interlocking Stackerz are easy prints that do not need any support. On a well set up, accurate machine well sliced files should provide a snug fit between parts that still lets them turn to lock / unlock without much effort.
Please refer to the print settings and images for additional information.... and post photos of your Interlocking Stackerz in use.
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my practical and fun designs!
2 Shells / 15% or more infill
Easy prints... on a well set up machine with PLA the parts should slide together and rotate to lock / unlock with minimal effort.
Just push together and rotate to lock in place...
If your Interlocking Stackerz are tight to join / turn this is most likely due to machine and/or slicing app capability. Try increasing the scale uniformly by 3 - 5% to increase clearances. You can also give the locking parts a quick spray with silicone lubricant to make them slide together and rotate more easily.