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#11
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 10/3 5:19
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mellott124 wrote:
The Onyx prints I do are FDM just like for the link cable parts.


Oh, I just assumed they were done on some kind of fancy SLS printer. I looked up Onyx, and it's a nylon filament with bits of carbon fiber mixed in.

Have you tested any of your parts designed for Onyx in regular ABS or PLA, to see if they still function properly? I'm mostly concerned about little locking tabs and things not being flexible enough, or the pins being too hard to insert.

I have a little piece of black nylon I bought as a test, but I haven't installed my all-metal hot-end, yet, so I can't try it out. Some of these would be a good use for it, if I have enough.
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#12
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 10/3 5:42
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RunnerPack wrote:
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mellott124 wrote:
The Onyx prints I do are FDM just like for the link cable parts.


Oh, I just assumed they were done on some kind of fancy SLS printer. I looked up Onyx, and it's a nylon filament with bits of carbon fiber mixed in.

Have you tested any of your parts designed for Onyx in regular ABS or PLA, to see if they still function properly? I'm mostly concerned about little locking tabs and things not being flexible enough, or the pins being too hard to insert.

I have a little piece of black nylon I bought as a test, but I haven't installed my all-metal hot-end, yet, so I can't try it out. Some of these would be a good use for it, if I have enough.


The reason for the onyx is the strength of the thinner pieces of the parts. You can try regular abs prints but may not come out strong enough. Covers would be fine.

I did try SLS. Finer features but not as good as Onyx. Also did SLA. Spent lots of time and money up front on link cable parts testing.
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#13
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 10/5 22:47
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First test prints. The one that looks like a VB USB controller adapter is fine. Its not too surprising since I’ve done that before. The other end needs some tweaks. Going to adjust and do another test print.

In general the centers are printing quite nicely.

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#14
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 10/6 20:55
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Updates made and another test print order just went out.
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#15
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 10/17 14:41
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OK, maybe one more print. REV7 parts going out for a test print.

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#16
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 11/2 2:25
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Here are the extension cable models. They'll be updated in the model section here on PlanetVB as well.

They fit well into the Nintendo parts. They fit very tight into each other when printed in FDM. I'm guessing if printed in SLA they'll not be as tight. I'll let other people experiment.

These are the DB pins the models were designed for as well. Both male and female. You'll want to trim the pins a bit. And be careful they can be very very sharp after being cut.

Female: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E ... age_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Male: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E ... age_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And designed for this diameter DB9 cable.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000 ... age_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Have fun!

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#17
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 11/19 0:56
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I'm going to do a small run of extension cables (7ft) and should have 3 left over, send me an email at sales@tinkerplunk.com if anyone is interested in one, I'm thinking $20-25 but not sure yet.

Thanks mellott124 for the design and hard work!
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#18
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 11/19 2:29
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arithmaldor wrote:
I'm going to do a small run of extension cables (7ft) and should have 3 left over, send me an email at sales@tinkerplunk.com if anyone is interested in one, I'm thinking $20-25 but not sure yet.

Thanks mellott124 for the design and hard work!


Cool! Glad they’ll be available for people.
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#19
Re: VB controller extension cables
Posted on: 11/19 17:07
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All gone! If these turn out well I'll do more; I'll just take reservations until I get 5-10.
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