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Shawn
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Posted: Mar. 11 2016,05:29

I know, to many renders  :p  This one took a bit of work to get it to the point where I can print it in 11 separate parts. The first section is on the printer now and hopefully after about 24hrs of printing I'll have a nice paper weight for my desk  :) I think it would be a nice addition to an Oculus Rift/DCS setup though, maybe one day...



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Posted: Mar. 11 2016,05:43

I took a screenshot of a wireframe view with the switch plates removed in case some of you were curious about the internals. It's amazing what can be done on a 3D printer as long as your thinking about reducing overhangs during the modelling process.



The screw placement on the top left is a good example of building in some shallow overhangs to increase the potential for a good print. This is the largest of the parts and is the one currently on the printer, 8 hour print time but the nice thing is I'm going to bed and will wake up to a finished part...hopefully.
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Posted: Mar. 11 2016,06:01

On the top left you can just start to see the start of the overhang that will lead into the screw hole I mentioned in the previous post. I'm printing in white because it seems to give me the highest quality prints and I am curious to see how the black paint will adhere to the part. I'm going to try Fusion paint by Krylon, it's specifically for plastic parts. Or at least that's what they write on the can.

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Posted: Mar. 13 2016,07:22

Couple/few more parts to go...



Looks weird in white, I have done some reading and found what looks like a great post printing treatment for PLA, it's a epoxy coating that is brushed on to leave a smooth finish for paint. I'll give it a try and let ya know how it goes.
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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,16:19

There seems to be a fair bit of information on the Internet regarding the glueing of PLA. I tried a no name brand super glue and it just peeled away after it dried, Loctite Super Gel bonded the parts together extremely well and gave about 20-30 seconds working time.



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Posted: Mar. 16 2016,06:48

The switch guard is too big and I still have to make the top for the thumb switch. Not exactly how I envisioned it but I think the cork wrap on the grip might make it look a little more authentic? If nothing else I'm learning...

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Posted: Mar. 16 2016,06:48

This looks sooo cool Mate!
Well done!
When can I place an order?! :D
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Posted: Mar. 17 2016,17:25

Thanks Charlie, when you get a 3D printer I will send you the stl files :D
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Posted: Mar. 18 2016,06:44

thanks!
yes I must definitely get myself a printer!!!
I just need to find the extra time to do everything!!!!
Keep up the great work you're doing Mate!
Its really inspirational!
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Posted: April 18 2016,01:05

That's one beautiful collective!

Great Work!

Joe In Orlando, Florida
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Posted: April 19 2016,00:39

Looks great! I have to make another one for my sim as the original is not going to work.

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Posted: Oct. 20 2016,10:52

O wow, that looks amazing, great job!
What software do you design in and would you mind sharing the files (BTW - I have the same printer as you do  :laugh: )


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Posted: Oct. 21 2016,15:17

Thanks Andy, I designed it in Fusion 360 and would be happy to share either the Fusion files or the STL files. Send me a PM with your email and I'll send them to you.

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Posted: Feb. 07 2017,16:26

Wow, That is super, m8.
You have PM

Regards,
Pedro "Hammer" Caldeira


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Posted: April 17 2017,12:12

Have a look here for a guide on making a huey collective. It also has the STL files I made

http://damienstpierre.com/blog/?page_id=337

Damo :)


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