Ball Socket Fan Mount for MakerGear Prusa.

by Renosis Jan 16, 2012
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Would it be possible to get the source files? I would like to make a holder for the Raspberry Pi Camera.

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I did 2 at 100% infill... Came out nicely. A little sanding required, but after it fits nice and snug which I presume is intentional because you do not want the fan falling. You want a firm grasp for a stable position... Yesterday, I took this and will be using it to clip and orient my go pro to anything...

Actually really hard to print

Ya, kinda. Requires a nicely tuned printer and maybe some adjustment to infill. Not very effective either, over time they don't hold the shape you set them in. I wouldn't print it again. It was cool for a while.

After I printed 3 ball sockets, I decided to put them together before I printed more, When I did this they broke. They looked absolutely fine until I connected them. They were printed in PLA. Im thinking PLA may be too brittle for these. Next time I'll use ABS. Too bad too. I really wanted one of these.

Strange. I've made them in both PLA and ABS, the PLA ones I have never seen break. Perhaps you are experiencing the shells bug(skeinforge)? Try turning all three extra shells options to 0. Shells bug causes thin walled areas to not be filled in and the only way to fix it is to disable the shells. However, once you are done with the print, make sure you turn them back on, as extra shells are critical for added strength (in objects that aren't experiencing the bugs).

Using slic3r. I dunno. Ill try again soonish.