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#11
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/14 23:42
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Joined 2016/12/15
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One version of the connector being tested now. Another one is being worked on for potential injection molding.

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#12
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/15 8:56
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/10/13
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Wow. very impressive that you have the schematics down for the pins so quickly, you're really giving your all on this project, and it's coming along so well! can't wait to see those completed injection mold prototypes when they come in!
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#13
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/16 16:57
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Joined 2016/6/10
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That pin connector looks awesome. I really hope that makes it to production! Let me know if you need help finding a manufacturer to do it.
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#14
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/17 18:53
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Joined 2016/12/15
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Full mold for the top piece of the case complete with texturing.

And the first test piece.

Things are still being tweaked to get a better part out of the mold. Some of this stuff seems to still have an art to it even with an experienced mold guy.

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#15
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/19 4:59
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Joined 2016/12/15
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Hereís a 3D printed carbon fiber connector. Stuffing the pins is a pain. Needs some sort of tool.

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#16
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/31 5:44
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Joined 2019/2/23
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Great work on both of these!
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#17
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/1 21:23
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Joined 2017/2/25
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I'd definitely buy empty color cases for sure. If you ever get the connectors done consider selling them for people to self assemble too. I'd do both for my own individual projects.
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#18
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/2 1:26
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/12/5
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Quote:

...... If you ever get the connectors done consider selling them for people to self assemble too. ...


Yep... that's the way to do it. Put the pins, and plastic connector housing in a baggy, and sell it that way.
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#19
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/7 5:29
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Joined 2016/12/15
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My new 32Mbit PCB. Iíll be busy tonight. :-)

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#20
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/16 4:05
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I retried a 3D carbon fiber case. It came out very clean. The guy who did my original print oriented the part badly so the original did not look good. I need to adjust the screw depth as it popped out a bit on the top cover when I tightened down the screws. This would definitely be usable as a case. $6 to print.

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