Jump to content

Photo

3D printing a display stand for the Lynx


47 replies to this topic

#1 Trew OFFLINE  

Trew

    Chopper Commander

  • 246 posts

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:28 PM

Anyone got the design chops to design an 3D printed display stand for the Lynx (either/both models). Something like this:

 

c243100c69.png

 

Or a simplified version of Rygar's here (Maybe just the stand part and the plate):

 

http://atariage.com/...do-it-yourself/

 

 

But I thought about using the Atari logo as the back plate and maybe the Lynx logo at the bottom/front? Basically, I have a 3D printer but no time/skills. Would happily print off a few for whoever was cool enough to come up with one (or any other form of fair payment).

 

Whaddya say team AA?



#2 karri ONLINE  

karri

    River Patroller

  • 2,561 posts
  • Location:Espoo, Finland

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:40 PM

A nice idea. Perhaps the Fuji back could have a hole to allow the Lynx to be hung on the wall?

I could kick up Blender tomorrow and see what I can produce.

#3 sirlynxalot OFFLINE  

sirlynxalot

    Dragonstomper

  • 548 posts

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:57 PM

In case you or someone else reading this thread are at all interested in just buying something premade rather than doing the custom route, I have found that china/dinner plate display stands work pretty well for the lynx (particularly the lynx 1). They come in a variety of shapes and materials.  Here is one holding up my lynx 1.

voRWXdv.jpg


Edited by sirlynxalot, Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:58 PM.


#4 7800fan OFFLINE  

7800fan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,606 posts
  • Location:MI

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:46 PM

If you have hot air gun or reflow station, you can just get plexi sheet and heat form it into a stand.  Check with the data on optimal heat setting or you may end up with warped or bubbled plexi.



#5 Guitari OFFLINE  

Guitari

    Stargunner

  • 1,711 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:41 PM

I'd be up for a buying couple of these atari logoed stands.

#6 Trew OFFLINE  

Trew

    Chopper Commander

  • Topic Starter
  • 246 posts

Posted Thu Mar 3, 2016 3:19 PM

Been tinkering with designs today (never designed anything for 3D printing before). Here's where I am at so far. The base of the print came out bad, but you get the idea. This works for the Lynx I quite well. The Lynx II not so much as it's a lot fatter, so sorta perches on top of the Lynx logo, and isn't very steady.

 

So I'm making another version with a longer plate to accommodate. Will add more photos when I get a better print/print the new one.

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20160303_220416.jpg
  • IMG_20160303_220427.jpg
  • IMG_20160303_220352.jpg


#7 Guitari OFFLINE  

Guitari

    Stargunner

  • 1,711 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted Thu Mar 3, 2016 3:28 PM

Man that is sweet! Put me on the list!

#8 nathanallan OFFLINE  

nathanallan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,640 posts
  • Location:Nashville, TN

Posted Thu Mar 3, 2016 11:04 PM

Very nice stand, Trew!!! Now I want to cook one up. 



#9 Serblander OFFLINE  

Serblander

    Dragonstomper

  • 805 posts
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 1:08 AM

I cannot stress enough just how f*^%«#g AWESOME this looks!!!



#10 karri ONLINE  

karri

    River Patroller

  • 2,561 posts
  • Location:Espoo, Finland

Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 3:34 AM

It turned out very nice. I was doing the Fuji symbol in a bit different way. The idea was to start the three bands already from the LYNX logo and have 3 bands go under the LYNX. Then twist the right and left band to form a 3-dimensional Fuji symbol that would be narrower at the top. The middle band would bend backward to allow the design to hang from a screw in the wall.

 

But unfortunately I am still stuck with modeling it in Blender ;)

 

Nice to see that your design works.



#11 BadPricey OFFLINE  

BadPricey

    Moonsweeper

  • 427 posts

Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 9:18 AM

That's really nice Trew. I love the design of it. Congrats 👍

#12 nathanallan OFFLINE  

nathanallan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,640 posts
  • Location:Nashville, TN

Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 5:34 PM

It turned out very nice. I was doing the Fuji symbol in a bit different way. The idea was to start the three bands already from the LYNX logo and have 3 bands go under the LYNX. Then twist the right and left band to form a 3-dimensional Fuji symbol that would be narrower at the top. The middle band would bend backward to allow the design to hang from a screw in the wall.

 

But unfortunately I am still stuck with modeling it in Blender ;)

 

Nice to see that your design works.

I can do that! Not in Blender, Blender is a thing of cad-work nightmares. Gimme a minute, STL soon...



#13 nathanallan OFFLINE  

nathanallan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,640 posts
  • Location:Nashville, TN

Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 5:41 PM

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1391813  

 

Like that? Feel free to use this :D

Attached Thumbnails

  • fujistand2.JPG

Edited by nathanallan, Fri Mar 4, 2016 5:43 PM.


#14 ausretrogamer OFFLINE  

ausretrogamer

    Space Invader

  • 16 posts
  • Retro Gaming run & gun for hire
  • Location:Melbourne

Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 9:12 PM

Whoa! Simply friggin awesome!



#15 bmx OFFLINE  

bmx

    Chopper Commander

  • 218 posts
  • Location:Germany

Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 2:59 AM

Looks really nice. If you ever plan to sell the final designed product, I would def. buy some. 


Edited by bmx, Tue Mar 8, 2016 2:59 AM.


#16 cowdog360 OFFLINE  

cowdog360

    Moonsweeper

  • 286 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, WA

Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 9:11 PM

Been tinkering with designs today (never designed anything for 3D printing before). Here's where I am at so far. The base of the print came out bad, but you get the idea. This works for the Lynx I quite well. The Lynx II not so much as it's a lot fatter, so sorta perches on top of the Lynx logo, and isn't very steady.

 

So I'm making another version with a longer plate to accommodate. Will add more photos when I get a better print/print the new one.

 

 

Nice stand.  That Lynx I looks familiar :)



#17 karri ONLINE  

karri

    River Patroller

  • 2,561 posts
  • Location:Espoo, Finland

Posted Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:05 AM

This is what I had in mind. Kind of.

 



#18 karri ONLINE  

karri

    River Patroller

  • 2,561 posts
  • Location:Espoo, Finland

Posted Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:07 AM

This is what I had in mind. Kind of.

 

snapshot00.png



#19 Guitari OFFLINE  

Guitari

    Stargunner

  • 1,711 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:26 PM

I wonder if it's plausible to create a small plastic case for lynx carts that snaps shut with a thin plastic hinge just like the game boy and game gear ones, on a 3d printer.

#20 7800fan OFFLINE  

7800fan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,606 posts
  • Location:MI

Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:21 AM

Probably cheaper to buy GB case clones off eBay or Ali than to 3D print cases.  Last year I picked up 50 for something like $20 shipped



#21 Guitari OFFLINE  

Guitari

    Stargunner

  • 1,711 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:52 AM

Yes obviously! But I'm talking about a dedicated case with a lynx logo and an exact fit as though the lynx was released with it's own cart case.

#22 nathanallan OFFLINE  

nathanallan

    Quadrunner

  • 5,640 posts
  • Location:Nashville, TN

Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:26 AM

The Lynx game case is a good idea, but not as a 3D printed part *directly* but 3D print a mold and make them out of something else, like HDPE (I print in ABS, high temp, and it's good for molding HDPE which is lower temp). I'll make this an idea to make in reality when I get everything back going again. Good idea!!

 

I wonder if it's plausible to create a small plastic case for lynx carts that snaps shut with a thin plastic hinge just like the game boy and game gear ones, on a 3d printer.



#23 Guitari OFFLINE  

Guitari

    Stargunner

  • 1,711 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:30 AM

The Lynx game case is a good idea, but not as a 3D printed part *directly* but 3D print a mold and make them out of something else, like HDPE (I print in ABS, high temp, and it's good for molding HDPE which is lower temp). I'll make this an idea to make in reality when I get everything back going again. Good idea!!
 


Nice one! This too sounds amazing. I really hope it can be done!

#24 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

walter_J64bit

    Quadrunner

  • 5,201 posts
  • Location:Goldsboro NC

Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:55 AM

Say I could use something like that for my CDX. Nice work!



#25 towmater OFFLINE  

towmater

    Dragonstomper

  • 558 posts

Posted Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:28 AM

In case you or someone else reading this thread are at all interested in just buying something premade rather than doing the custom route, I have found that china/dinner plate display stands work pretty well for the lynx (particularly the lynx 1). They come in a variety of shapes and materials.  Here is one holding up my lynx 1.

voRWXdv.jpg

 

I'd put some rubber bumpers on those, the acrylic is sooner or later going to leave a mark on the bezel.






0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users