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I decided to design a 3D printable case for my homemade cartridge PCB. Looks good for the first attempt! Going to fiddle with the dimensions a bit, then proceed to design the other half.

 

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The shape looks really good, but the plastic seems somewhat "soft" and not super durable just from the look of it. Is that just me?  :) 

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Actually, it is pretty durable. 
I printed this first attempt in PLA, but I’d recommend printing it in PETG or ABS, which is as durable as the originals.

I did leave out the claws to hold the keyboard overlays to make it print nicely.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Pixelboy said:

There are 3D printers that can print ABS plastic? Didn't know that!

 

Yeah, sure. ABS is just challenging to print, but doable. But I prefer PETG, which prints as easily as PLA but is as durable as ABS. Main point is thermal stability, PLA can warp if left in a hot car, but I’ve had PETG parts I created for my car in my car through 2 summers with nowarp age at all. And ABS smells a lot during printing, another reason to go PETG.

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On 11/29/2021 at 2:43 PM, Pixelboy said:

There are 3D printers that can print ABS plastic? Didn't know that!

 

They can even 3D print concrete nowadays

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Update: created the top and made the bottom prettier…

 

P.S.: my top fits the coleco bottom and vice versa - which is a good sign...

 

 

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The cart case is making good progress! I want to make another small change to make the board fit even better.

print time is 4:45h for both halves.

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1 hour ago, fieroluke said:

The cart case is making good progress! I want to make another small change to make the board fit even better.

print time is 4:45h for both halves.

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LOOKS GREAT!!!!

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I made one too . Took a bunch of iterations to make it work. 

 

It's not bad but 3d printing is just too rough still. 

 

Functional but the aesthetic is too rough.

 

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Nearing the final version!

it looks quite nice, I modified it slightly to give a ceramic EPROM in a precision socket more headroom. The screws are flush now, going to sink 0.2 mm more for better look.

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