I thought I'd 3D print the keyboard letters of RabbitEngineerings "Mini Commodore C-64c".
But I couldn't stop there of course.
I made a little clip about it:
- I made the keys beveled, which made them look better, but made the printing area even smaller.
- I added more authentic details to the C64C, way to many details.
- Tightened up the, in my opinion, loose fit a bit.
- I made the floppy disc reader locking latch movable.
- I made floppy discs, many floppy discs, which fit in the reader, and have moving discs inside them. They even got that little index hole.
- I made a printed screen for the monitor, which displays its contents when you turn the monitor on. Yes, there's light in the box now....
I printed everything at 0.1 mm with a 0.35 mm nozzle.
My printer had a bad day, (needs a little service), but don't expect to print these items without some effort.
- The monitor has support added to it's design. It's a minimal support only, but in my opinion, it's enough.
- The pin of the floppy disc reader latch has to be cut to about 5 mm. It's printed lenght is out of technical printing reasons.
- The floppys are designed to be printed with 0.1 mm at all layers, including the very first layer. You might be able to do it with 0.2 in the first layer
- Preferably remove the supports from the monitor with a top quality side cutter.
- The light in the monitor can be made out of those cheap battery operated tealights. You have to cut some corners of the base, but it's easily made. For a better result, sand the LED dim.
- The floppy halves need to be glued togheter. Use a little PVA glue at the corners.