The 'Cactus Stand' is a modular system for hanging up keys, bracelets, watches and more. The stand is made up of a base, which has a tray to hold things like coins etc., then layers with arms protruding to hang things on.
Print in your choice of color/s so it looks like a cactus or alternatively is seen as a modern modular expandable stand for hanging things. Print one for yourself but also great as a gift.
The arms slot onto the layer below and are free to rotate almost 360 degrees... this lets you hang things in a position where they won't interfere with whatever is hanging on the layer below. There are four layer options:
Narrow - Has a 20mm space between the trunk and upright at the end of the arm/s There is a single arm and double arm option.
Wide - Has a 30mm space between the trunk and upright at the end of the arm/s There is a single arm and double arm option.
Two additional files are provided. There is a cap to top the Cactus Stand off and an extension in case you need additional height between layers and arms.
The result is a modular system for hanging all sorts of things. Just print the number of layers / arms to suit what you want to store... and add more later if you want to expand the stand.
With a well sliced file and printed on an accurate / precise machine the layers / arms should rotate smoothly and securely on the layer below. Juts slot one layer onto the pin protruding up from the layer below... it's easy!
Please refer to the images and print instructions provided for additional information... and please post images of your Cactus Stands in use to give others ideas.
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my practical and fun designs.
PLA / 2 Shells / 25% infill
The walls have been designed for strength but the arms and trunk are largely hollow. Using 25% or more infill is however recommended to ensure the arms will hold the weight of heavier things you may want to hang.
Assembly is quick and easy...
Just slot the parts together as shown in the images and hang up your keys, watches, bracelets and more....
You can rotate the arms / layers to help things hang with free space below... and print more arms / layers later to expand it's storage capacity.