These buckets are designed to complement and fit in the Tactix organiser trays, often available at Bunnings. They are designed with the following features:
- Compatible with the existing orange buckets (you can mix and match in the same tray)
- Pourable. The two compartments in each bucket have a diagonal overhang on an inside corner which holds back the parts while you pour parts out of the other compartment. This works even better if you hold your thumb above the diagonal overhang.
- Easy to access parts. Compartments are just big enough to still fit big fat thumbs and fingers into (like mine) to scoop out small parts. The bottom is also filleted on the pouring edge for this purpose.
- Stackable. The feet lock into the tops of other printed buckets (this is also how the half height buckets sit in the tray)
- Easy to print. A raft or support will be needed for the main flat area around the legs, but everything else can be printed without support, and relatively quickly.
- Label guides, to consistently place labels made from standard 12mm tape (guides are 24mm apart)
The trays come in two sizes, a large one sold separately, and a set of 3 smaller ones in a carrier. These trays are great for small parts, as the buckets are indexed into place, the lid has insets to stop parts cross-pollinating during transport, and the buckets can be removed for easy access to the parts (you can pour them out).
The largest bucket that comes with the trays is 50x50mm though, which is unnecessarily large when dealing with tiny electronic components or really small screws. The buckets provided here are designed to slot in the same way as the orange Tactix ones that come with the trays, but allow you to split it up even further.
The design document for this is publicly available on Onshape here: Tactix Organiser Buckets
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