Leap Motion Cable Door Mount for Oculus DK2

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Leap Motion Cable Door Mount for Oculus DK2 by LeapMotion Jan 7, 2015



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Designed to replace the standard cable door on the Oculus Rift DK2, the Leap Motion Cable Door Mount lets you easily attach and remove the Leap Motion Controller without the use of adhesive. For use with the Leap Motion VR tracking beta. Further information and resources available at https://developer.leapmotion.com/vr.

For best quality, please print in FDM PC-ABS material in .005" slices.

Alternatively, our standard mount (designed for use on a variety of headsets) is available for download here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:445866

Copyright 2015 Leap Motion. Provided under license. 3D CAD file for personal non-commercial use only, as is.


We recommend 3D printing in black PC-ABS material in .005" slices.

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Are you able to share the non-mesh version of the file as well? Something with measured surfaces or solids?

Hi Marsman12019,

May I ask why you are looking for non-mesh version?



Hi LeapMotion,

i am working on my final year project as a student. I would love to attach two webcams on it by adding a layer behind to screw my webcam on it. Thus i am here asking if you can provide me a non mesh version as well? i couldnt do editing on stl file.


To be able to incorporate it nicely in larger project files, e.g., places where a mesh would be out of place, like Rhino or Solidworks.

Please provide me with your email address and I can send you a stp file.

If you have netfabb private, follow these instructions:

Open the file in netfabb private (basic does not give you the option to slice)
Select "Front View"
From the bottom right select "Cut only selected parts" from the drop down menu
Set the Z axis to 13.40mm (13.35- results in a sliver of the frame to appear only when printing, even if it doesn't display visually in netfabb, or Cura, or MatterControl...yes i tried all. Variables are fun...
Execute the Cut
Click Cut

Bam...You now have THREE separate parts in netfabb (the tiny little cable clip becomes separate as well)

Select the Frame clip and repair the file
If you do not know how to repair the file in netfabb, press ALT + F4 repeatedly, open this link http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Learn+more+about+3d+printing+basics ....and come back in a few minutes...or days.

Select the Leap Motion frame and repair it as well.

Select the cable clip and repair it.

Select the Leap Motion Frame clip and click on Edit>Rotate (or press CNTRL+R) and rotate the part 180° on the X axis. The part should now be flipped upside down.

Flip the wire clip as well and manually move it to the right of the Leap Motion Frame clip.

Ensure all parts are on the platform (CNTRL + Down arrow)

Export them separately or individually. Print with supports (uses waaaay less than before). I used rafts on my z18, but just glass and WolfBite on my Airwolf HDR and our Rostock V2's.

Use Bondene or Super Glue to bond the pieces together. Holds solid. Looks sexy.

I can send the file to Leap Motion if you guys would like to offer it.

David Leach

Hi David,

Thank you for your work on this. Please send the files to [email protected]

Also, was the file you grabbed on here still not watertight? I thought i had fixed it through netfabb.



Hey LeapMotion, I've made a new file with supports for the overhangs. (and fixed some geometry)
Do you mined if I upload it as a remix, or do you rather want me to sent it to you so you can put it here?

There is now a new updated version that fixes the broken stl file. The design has also been modified to include a cable clip for ease of routing the USB cable from Leap controller to the Oculus.


I printed this model twice after correcting in netfabb and the component failed twice at the clip component. The stress concentration at that point on the component is two high when inserting the component into the rift. This results in failure and a plastic piece getting stuck inside the oculus rift. Can you please send me the original, editable, CAD model(not .stl) so that I can fix this problem.

-A mechanical engineer

Hi Jsinc12,

Please provide me with your email address.


My email is [email protected] A SolidWorks file would work best but any CAD file you have (other than an .STL) will work!

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I printed this after fixing it in netfabb. It is a terrible thing to print. Lots of support material is needed and the click-finger broke immediately. Also I'd suggest to increase the wallthickness for more strength. However it is fixed to the oculus now with a tape holding it. Enough for some testing.
Thanks for making this possible but it needs a little finetuning.

Hey Oor,

May I ask what material you printed it in? Because the cable door is a snap fit mechanism, we recommend using a strong material like PC-ABS. The click-finger needs to be able to deflect slightly in order to secure to the rift. If the material is too stiff, it'll cause the click-finger to snap off instead of deflect.

I had the same experience - printed really poorly. I printed in black ABS. Several pieces broke off, and it used tons of support material, which was a mess to clean off.

Thanks a lot for making this available!

Unfortunately, the STL is not manifold/watertight, you have to first run it through netfabb to fix it.

It's also impossible to print without lots of support material. Maybe redesign into 2 separate parts with some sort of dovetail connector?

Hi neohaptic,

For easier to print, 2 piece design, please refer to our standard mount http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:445866


Leap Motion VR Developer Mount

That's beautiful.

Printing first thing when I get home