I have a growing collection of old gadgets that I wanted to be able to display (instead of throwing them all away). So i created a universal display stand. Customize it to show your gadgets name and year of production (Press "Open in Customizer" above or install OpenSCAD on your own computer).
You can customize:
- The size of the gadget/object to display. The stand will automatically adjust to support the object well. Inside the OpenSCAD file you will find the sizes of quite some gadgets.
- The text on the front. I put the year when the gadget went to the market in there as well
- The font. Nice is e.g.: "Pathway Gothic One", "Voltaire" or "Oswald".
- The rotation angle of the display stand
- An extra factor to make the display wider or less wide than the item to display. By default, the stand in 75% of the width of the object shown.
- You can shift your font up/down on the front
- Wether to put in holes to save material
Included are .stl files for displays for older electronic gadgets: NTT DoCoMo eggy, Game Park GP32, Cowon A2, Sharp Power Zaurus MI-610DC, Sharp Zaurus SL-C700, Palm Zire 71, Palm Treo 650, Palm Treo 680, Canon Ixus II, Nintendo Game Boy Advance,Nintendo DS lite, Chumby, HP-42S, Garmin Dakota 20, HTC Desire Z, Dingoo Digital A320, Panasonic GH2, Retrogame RS97, Texas Instruments TI-74 and MobiBLU MP3 player.
You can find the settings for these gadgets also inside the .scad file as a comment.
If you could take a picture of an actual print, please publish it via the "post a make" button. - I am curious to see your collections.
If you like it, also check out my configurable text based creations, sweeping nameplate, nameplate, Fancy Nameplate, customizable text box III, Nameplate, pyramid text, name plate, Customizable text box with lid and round text. Have also a look at my configurable pack of dogs and rabbits. Or see the customizable filament swatches to have an overview over your material.
This design is based on Mahjong Game tile holder, copyright 2011 by choffee. Thanks for sharing!
You can print it without any support.
If you want to use OpenSCAD on your own computer to customize (good idea!), make sure you know the fonts on your system or install the fonts you want to use. All fonts which are available here in Thingiverse are available for free from google, e.g. for "Pathway Gothic One" here: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Pathway+Gothic+One
Then set the fontname (either an installed one or one preinstalled on your system):
- fontname="Pathway Gothic One";
in the .scad file.