More stylish! More functional! More printable! This is an improved version of my earlier guitar capo (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:698317) that includes a number of improvements:
- Rubber in the presser bar frets the strings with no buzzing and with less force. (I've also included a version that does not require the rubber piece.)
- Re-contoured spring section distributes the strain more evenly to prevent breaking.
- More predictable slicing with specific slicing parameters.
- Positive stop at the handle prevents accidental breakage.
- I've added a wide version better for fatter-necked acoustic guitars
If you Liked my original capo, Like this one even more!
Update: I've added versions that don't need the rubber o-ring piece (use the *_no_oring.stl versions of the files), although the versions with the o-rings work more reliably.
Update: I've added a wide version (icapo_wide.stl) which works better for fatter-necked acoustic guitars. Use the standard version (icapo.stl) for electric or thinner-necked acoustic guitars
Follow these instructions exactly for the best results:
Layer thickness: 0.2mm
No. shells/perimeters: 5
Perimeter line thickness: 0.45mm (exactly)
Infill (rectilinear): 35%
This prints with a build-in channel for an o-ring bumper. The channel has a thin, integral support which peels away easily after printing. You will also need a ~2" length of 3/16" thick o-ring that can either be cut from standard o-ring (http://www.amazon.com/O-Ring-330-BN65-Nitrile-Pack/dp/B000RAI6K4) or can be cut from o-ring cord. Cut a section of o-ring 2.05" long and press into the channel on the presser bar. It's also a good idea to put a small piece of electrical tape or felt on the bottom side of the clamp to protect your guitar neck.