Sunglasses Holder - expandable and modular

by Tony_D, published

Sunglasses Holder - expandable and modular by Tony_D Aug 4, 2014


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This is a modular sunglasses holder. It uses a 1in piece of PVC pipe for internal structure for the add on modular pieces. Just print as many sections as you need and cut a piece of PVC pipe to the length you need. The original base in the picture did not have a holder. I added it in the version that is uploaded.


For one pair of sunglasses you only need the base. For additional pairs of sunglasses cut a piece of 1in PVC pipe to size. The modular sections will fit perfectly. Make sure you're using schedule 40 PVC (it's the white kind).

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Not yet printed, but there is something wrong, as said before, model is huge.

Instructions say to use 1" pipe, that is ~25.4mm.
I measured in tinkercad, that hole for pipe is ~35mm.

edit: here is remix: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2835602

Sunglasses Holder - expandable and modular @ 74.5% scale
by jesi

The main reason for that being "oversized" is that 1" pip industry standard relates to the approximate internal diameter of the pipe, and not the outside diameter. For Schedule 40 PVC (standard PVC pipe for pressure applications), the outside diameter is approximately 1.315" or 33.4mm. This design gives ~1.6mm clearance.

New info for me, thanks.

Anyways, for my use, even scaled down versio was too big for my glasses.

Maybe i will do needed changes later for my use.

Would it be possible to get the original file or the exact measurements. Printed the base and one expansion part, however my sunglasses hit in the back. I want to add a one 25 mm extension between sections. This is by far the best design I have found...love the YouTube channel as well.

When i open SunglassesHolderBase in cura the scale is huge! How do i get the scale right?

Try opening in mm. The original scale is in mm not inches.

Im pretty sure i am in mm. in cura, with a 20% fill density, its telling me the print will take 7 hours. Does that sound about right?

Looks great I wonder what print settings you used?