#3DBenchy Dry Dock Display Stand

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#3DBenchy Dry Dock Display Stand by mikeymakesit Apr 14, 2018


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This is my #3DBenchy "dry dock" that I'm using to store my collection of 'benchies. Each dry dock holds 10 'benchies. They slide in from the front, are prevented from sliding out the back, and the included clips snap in from the front and keep the 'benchies from sliding out the front!

I can print two dry docks at a time on my Prusa MK3. I'm not super excited about the clips because the thin arms break too easily (printed in PLA), but I'm done working on this design so you get what you pay for. Printed in ABS I suspect they'll be less brittle.

I'd be happy to see your makes and your #3DBenchy collections on display. Enjoy and happy making!

20180418: I added a connector I modeled that's a friction fit from the backside to connect multiple dry docks vertically. Give it a shot; it may need some fine tuning with sand paper, file, or utility knife to be a nice snug fit. If you can come up with a better connector, upload it as a remix so we can all benefit. Thanks!

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Best shizz I’ve seen in a long time!!

Would be awesome if they clipped together but I guess CA will suffice just fine as an alternative or hot glue if I want to change the layout later on

I worked on clips that use the small holes on the back side. I finished clips for top-bottom but never finished a design for side-side clips. It’d be great if you whipped some up and shared! I’ll try to remember adding the one clip I did finish.

I uploaded the vertical connector.

Because people want to have a way to store their benchys.

For me I print one with every roll of filament I get.

because we can. Thats why =D

Why not! I had a practical reason too... I print benchies for filament material and color reference. After hitting about 60 benchies they were taking up a lot of space. The dry docks let me stack vertically to consolidate benchy sprawl.

How do you then reference "whose" filament was used for each ... interesting concept as I have been using this for material colour and reference: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:684741

Filament Color Swatch Keychain
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Good question. I typically write in black fine permanent marker on the bottom of each #3DBenchy which brand and color filament were used. While mounted in the dry dock it's hard to read, but I can usually still make out just enough to remember which is which.

There is opportunity for some more innovation here. I was thinking little name plates in the holes where the tabs go, but there's not enough room. Open to ideas!

i actually found it really interesting.. I dont like the ZYX cube enough to make one of each filament i buy.. but this could actualyl be a good excuse to make them with benchies =D nice design ;)
(im kinda kelly it never occured to me too =P )