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3D-Printed Objects

jessenator

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That's fun! That would be quite the site sitting on top of a II-series though :lol:  

the side vents/speaker grilles might not come out that well...
It looks like there's some extraneous geometry (faces) that are blocking the vents... I can sorta see it in Cura's preview, but once sliced, it's solid :/  
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aladds

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Looks cute together! Can’t wait for the actual screen to arrive! (And the back shell to print, it might be an overnight print!)

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aladds

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This took a LONGtime to print, but came out really well! The width is slightly off, but the case parts fit snugly and it looks excellent. Just waiting for the innards now!

(I’ve not cleaned up all of the edges yet!)

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markyb86

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That looks awesome! I can't wait to try printing it out!

Do you have a link to the screen you built this around?

Thanks!

Mark

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

NIGHT STALKER
Lovely! Totally agree with @markyb86 on the awesomeness comment.

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If I squint my eyes just rso, it looks like the Macintosh Portrait Display sitting on a IIsi or placed at a jaunty angle atop an LC475? :lisa2:

edit: thinking about those machines (and eeeks! from @Danamania on seeing a Quadra 605/Portrait combo) I realized a thing or two might work out a tad better. They'd be much easier to do with the Portrait Display acting as the lid of the case. The setback and height of the joint becomes an intentional mimic of real world spacing.

The same might be true for your Q700/IIci form factor case if substituting the 13" RGB as an inset lid? Fitted 12" RGB for the LC series also becomes an interesting possibility?

 
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aladds

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Lovely! Totally agree with @markyb86 on the awesomeness comment.

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If I squint my eyes just rso, it looks like the Macintosh Portrait Display sitting on a IIsi or placed at a jaunty angle atop an LC475? :lisa2:

edit: thinking about those machines (and eeeks! from @Danamania on seeing a Quadra 605/Portrait combo) I realized a thing or two might work out a tad better. They'd be much easier to do with the Portrait Display acting as the lid of the case. The setback and height of the joint becomes an intentional mimic of real world spacing.

The same might be true for your Q700/IIci form factor case if substituting the 13" RGB as an inset lid? Fitted 12" RGB for the LC series also becomes an interesting possibility?


Like this?

(Plus it looks way better with something inside it, even if it is just a phone sock in this case!)

Edit: I'm uploading everything to github for now, too. It has an embedded STL viewer as well! https://github.com/aladds/3D-Apple-Objects-STL

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Trash80toHP_Mini

NIGHT STALKER
Exactly, very very nice. The Portrait is the same width as IIcx, IIsi, LC, Quadra 605 and DuoDock form factors as are the LC displays. You've already done most everything that would be needed for tweaking it into a Portrait model!

The DuoDock's two color scheme may or may not be a complication, likely not. However if  either a closed door model or an inserted Duo model section is implemented as drawer/media access bay it might be a very nice project for someone.

The modeling I've suggested may be a bit far out in terms of curved surfaces and such, but could be awssome.

I can take off dimensions and do detailed pics from every angle of any of the combinations I've suggested if someone wants to give one or two of them a shot.

 

jessenator

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Just wanted to post it here that the Quadra 700 vertical foot has been remixed by ActionRetro as well as myself!

ActionRetro did a great job of adding in features people would want who don't want to go whole hog with mold casting the feet, so I'd recommend you check their remix out: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4865700
They've done some great things there: remove the barb from the small vertical post, add recesses for rubber pads.

My remix is some changes I made earlier this year, but didn't get around to updating the Thing. This is a remix, not an update, but I will update the description of the original with a link to this new one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4902315
 

Paulie

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My remix is some changes I made earlier this year, but didn't get around to updating the Thing. This is a remix, not an update, but I will update the description of the original with a link to this new one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4902315

I got these made in PA12 nylon (I don't have 3d printing facilities myself) and can highly recommend. They fit perfectly, snug so they won't fall off but still removable to get into the machine.

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jessenator

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I got these made in PA12 nylon (I don't have 3d printing facilities myself) and can highly recommend. They fit perfectly, snug so they won't fall off but still removable to get into the machine.
Many thanks, good sir. Glad your print vendor did a decent job of it!
 

FacnyFreddy

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Here's an enclosure for a PowerBook PB 1[4-8][0,5]c? li-ion battery I drew. It's expected to be used in conjunction with the locking tab from an original battery. Thread with more details over in the PB forum:




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I am still hunting for a "decent" battery setup for my PB 5300 that I can use AA "Everloop" cells in instead of having to glue/tape/solder them permanently.

My last working 5300 battery is probably going to die in the next year or two and I really want to fix all 3 of them if I can. But having AA contacts instead of duct-tape would be nice.
 

MindWalker

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Whew, this was a difficult one...

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Now available in Thingiverse, my take on the Mac IIcx Reset/NMI buttons.

The server crash ate my message about me recapping my new Macintosh IIcx, and the wanted- thread about me looking for the programmer's switches for the machine. But yeah, I was looking for one.

Eventually I was able to bought one from Herb Johnson's website where it was listed for sale. I asked for an used one, but he replied that he was down to only one NOS switch in stock. So I went with that. One of the last stocks of these gone then :(

I received the part and it was in a nice bag with sticker saying "For sale to Apple authorised service providers only" - cool. I started modeling it with SketchUp (which is an old version that doesn't work too well, but it's the only modeling software I've bothered to learn in any depth).

This is a difficult part as it relies on the springyness of the plastic and clips into place. I must admit it is very clever design, but it's just SO complex for being just two buttons on the front panel... It's also hard to print as it needs a lot of supports, which again are delicate to remove. Anyway, after couple attempts (with lots of tweaking between versions) I managed to print out one that did snap into place and would work! Due to the supports beneath the button-faces the result there was not that pretty (this might be tweakable, or one could separate the button-faces and print them separately and glue them in place). But I guess this is good enough to release and perhaps someone like me gets a machine without the part and this will be good enough for them :)

Also a shout-out to BleuLlama on Thingiverse who published a simplified version of the switches just two days ago. Nice design and surely a million times easier to print than the original part!

Side-rant: Thingiverse is seriously broken :mad: The site is slow. The editor messes up in Safari, in Firefox it works better but still won't update edited fields in preview. In some views the thumbnail shown is not the one I selected, sometimes it shows in wrong aspect ration. Less than 15min after I published the part, there is now a spam comment. Under the comment there is 'Flag'-button but that's to "REPORT AS INAPPROPRIATE. You are reporting Macintosh IIcx/IIci Reset/Interrupt Switch as a violation..." which is not what I want. Also the statistics show 106 downloads, which is clearly not correct (my older published parts have less than dozen each and those have been up for months or years now).
 

warmech

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So, I was very disappointed to learn this afternoon that the Quadra 800 form factor Mac towers don't share the same floppy drive sled as all the other sled-equipped Macs. Given this, I modeled the one good sled I had and uploaded it to Thingiverse (and have shamelessly stolen the auto-generated preview image from my upload). Additionally, because the full-sized sled takes forever to print, I've included a highly simplified version that only takes a few hours to print at decent resolution but gets the job done. STLs are attached below:

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