Companion piece (added 7/10): Moderately-easy enclosure for Soldoodle.
I really liked the spool holder by nlancaster, but (i) it was a bit tough to print nicely (it was my third print ever, though :); and (ii) the newer Solidoodle spools seem to have larger diameter.
Modified snap-in spool holder, that:
- Is fully parametric! You can change mounting point, arm length, angle, clip diameter and orientation, etc.
- Is much simpler to print (but perhaps not as pretty)
- Adds screw counter-sink
- Includes full SCAD source (could use some cleanup)
The outer bracket and tower could be one piece, except it's too large for the SD2 .
- 7/14: Added STLs I'm using with companion enclosure.
- 6/15: Added insets for rivets, when choosing back positioning (measured and tested on my SD2, there is some extra slack, let me know in comments if positions are off).
- 5/23: Fixed some non-manifoldness SCAD issues on towers (pls let me know if you find parameters that produce non-manifold STLs).
- 5/22: Fully parametric version, for Thingiverse Customizer. Also included additional mounting options inspired by yakwool's remix (plan to test those soon, once I get around to building a case which could use extra clearance).
- 5/20: Initial version (non-parametric).
Print (rotate STL as necessary); cut off tiny support from clip edge so it can bend freely; screw with #4 screws. Add some 3/4in PVC pipe cut to length. Done!
You can also use clip (bracket) pieces from original design by nlancaster (the photos are with those).
Note: Current clip version has held up fine for a few days now. You can choose pipe diameter and clip tightness. The STLs are for a tight fit (you might want to shave off ~0.5 from pipe ends with a Dremel, although not necessary)