Snap Together Shutter Shades

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Snap Together Shutter Shades by kataze Aug 17, 2012

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I was really digging the original shutter shades, but I was at a loss for a good way to assemble them. Wire kept falling out, and I didn't have screws small enough to use either. So I imported the model into sketchup and added nubs to the hinges and arms so that the arms will simply snap into the main body.

I've included the original sketchup file in case anyone wants to derive from it, but be warned: it was created using an STL importer plugin, so it's quite a mess in there.


Simply print out the .STL and snap the arms into the hinges on the main frame of the glasses.

I've made 3 separate files (left arm, right arm, main frame) to divide the printing up, just in case it makes it easier on you, but the file with all the parts together should work just fine.

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Oct 11, 2016 - Modified Oct 11, 2016

Just in case anyone was wondering, It took me 50mins to print at 75mm/s at .3mm and 4 perimeters, 17.5% infill.

Just in case anyone was wondering, It took me 45mins to print at 85mm/s at .3mm and 4 perimeters, 15% infill.

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Just in case anyone was wondering, It took me 45mins to print at 85mm/s at .3mm and 4 perimeters, 15% infill.

Just in case anyone was wondering, It took me 45mins at 85mm/s at .3mm and 4 perimeters, 15% infill.

How do you actually snap them together? I been trying like crazy but I just can't.

Jul 8, 2015 - Modified Jul 8, 2015

cool design but the hinges did not work for me, I would like to redesign them to use a small metal pin like real glasses, even if it is a piece of a paper clip it would be better.

Jul 16, 2015 - Modified Jul 16, 2015
kataze - in reply to Kcobbler

The original design that I remixed these off of worked just like that! ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22514 )The snap together nubs can be finnicky depending on what type of printer you're using. They're definitely more art than science.

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nope, just the seperates do that. lolollololololololol

how big of a print volume is needed?

never mind. i got a small printer & face printing @ 0.03 scale tonight.

May 19, 2015 - Modified May 19, 2015

How long does it take ? Need a response asap if possible

It's been a while since I've printed a pair, but they were pretty fast on a makerbot replicator 2. I think the quickest way to find out would be to print a pair


Why are the individual parts so large?

Are they? My STL scale might be in mm instead of inches or vice versa

i know right?

Hi Kataze,
Awesome stuff! Love your work! These will go perfect for a costume night I have coming up :-)
Yes please, I'm definately interested in the separate files!
Could you possibly please post these?

Thankyou! :-)

Done! Sorry that took so long!

the right temple doesn't want to slice or render, nor is it repairable in netfabb. ideas?

netfabb worked for me by inverting the right temple piece. Had to export just that part from sketchup first.

worth trying it in http://cloud.netfabb.comcloud.netfabb.com. worked fine for me there :)

Hmm, not offhand. Are you using Slic3r? I ran this off a Stratasys machine on the first go round, and haven't tested it in pronterface yet... =-X