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Ok, so I literally just designed these and haven't yet done a test print, so use at your own risk. Dimensions taken from a real one, so I've tried to be as accurate as possible, whilst also trying to learn some Fusion 360.
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Great idea! Will give it a try tomorrow!
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exxos wrote: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:28 am Great idea! Will give it a try tomorrow!
Cool, let me know how it goes.
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I was hoping to see one soon. :thanksyellow: :thanksblue: :yay: :bravo: :goodpost: :cheers:
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Nice work! Maybe you can make a second one with reduced height, since there are two different drive heights. The drives with the long eject button are a few mm higher thus need shorter posts.

I should do the same for the brass spacer replacement I made.
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sandord wrote: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:51 am Nice work! Maybe you can make a second one with reduced height, since there are two different drive heights. The drives with the long eject button are a few mm higher thus need shorter posts.

I should do the same for the brass spacer replacement I made.
Would be quite easy to do, do you know the height difference at all? If not I have a long button 1040 I can pull one out of to check.

My only concern are the slots, they are very narrow (.5mm) and as I haven't had a chance to print yet, I don't know how they will turn out.

I downloaded the brass spacer replacement you made from Thingiverse, though I haven't tried to print it out yet.
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Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am Would be quite easy to do, do you know the height difference at all? If not I have a long button 1040 I can pull one out of to check.

My only concern are the slots, they are very narrow (.5mm) and as I haven't had a chance to print yet, I don't know how they will turn out.

I downloaded the brass spacer replacement you made from Thingiverse, though I haven't tried to print it out yet.
I'm travelling today so I can't check but it was something like 4mm. Better measure the real thing to be sure though.
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Printing now :)

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exxos wrote: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:22 am Printing now :)

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Cool, can't wait!
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Looks like the top slots half melted together at the top.. will see if I can open them up with a knife...


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