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Atari Lynx II battery cover STL file?

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Hi Guys!

 

I've purchased Atari Lynx II recently. Everything works (except scrren which I want to mod) but battery cover is missing.

 

I know that there are many places to get missing part (original or substitute) but has anybody acces to STL file of it?

 

I ask because I have (limited) access to 3D printers.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

miker

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I can try and put one together next week but as @power noted it will not survive constant removal if you plan to use batteries. However if you just want a cover, a 3D printed one can work well...especially once this mod is available... https://atarigamer.com/pages/unstable-warpfield-lipo-battery-addon-board-for-atari-lynx

 

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16 hours ago, Krip316 said:

If nothing comes up, I have extras.5f14fa0c5daf3df043392561af90f64c.jpg5afb0bfadb91a107f828e4038c9afa6d.jpg

Well, if 3D printed one could not survive removals. I think I'll post you some PM shortly.

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Those tabs that hold it in place would be the weak point. Maybe if it was printed with flexible PLA it could work better.

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So I've put this together today. Had to print close to 10 prototypes before settling on a design.

It actually feels very solid, printed in PLA. I've might do a few more tweaks and will upload the STL in the next few days.

How cool does the colour blend look though? 😻

 

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that looks nice. the only 3d printed things I've seen come out of my mate's 3d printer has that spaghetti effect where you can see the filament in the finished product.  yours looks nice and smooth!

 

 

random question: there used to be a website where you could upload an stl and get quotes from people who owned a printer and would sell you a print. any idea what that site was? I wanted to use it a few months ago. the sites  I found were all corporate and charged far too much. 

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On Thingiverse, you can find .STL models and order a 3D print via App, depending on wishes of author.

I use Treastock to order (via Thingiverse or direct) because they allow to order from France but there is also Print a Thing, NinjaPrototype... 

 

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that actually looks pretty good, colour me impressed.

 

be intersting to see how durable it is. did you put something on the door to hold the batteries?

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Thingiverse is probably the way to go, that's where this STL will end up. You can also leave a tip to the author, which is a nice encouragement.

I don't use batteries so didn't try to put anything there, however some foam should do the trick.

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once you've done a mcwill or benvenn, combined with some eneloop or similar batteries the lynx is super viable as a portable.

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On 9/29/2019 at 3:12 AM, Igor said:

It actually feels very solid, printed in PLA. I've might do a few more tweaks and will upload the STL in the next few days.

 

Does your printer support using carbon fiber? I'd seen some excellent results in super-firm parts even using chopped carbon fiber (CF in a single spool) and continues carbon fiber (requires 2 simultaneous spools) is crazy strong. The first brand I had seen offering that was markforfged, but I think there are others now.

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It should, with the right nozzle. CF is really bad for shredding brass nozzles, but I do have some steel ones in the mail.

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On 9/29/2019 at 3:12 AM, Igor said:

So I've put this together today. Had to print close to 10 prototypes before settling on a design.

It actually feels very solid, printed in PLA. I've might do a few more tweaks and will upload the STL in the next few days.

How cool does the colour blend look though? 😻

 

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That's awesome. I'd say the Lynx Battery Cover is probably even in more demand than the 5200's storage bin flip door...

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Yeah I noticed! Still haven't had the time to perfect it (we are in the middle of moving house). I have printed a couple of copies for various people to test out though. Feedback so far is good.

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