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Improved bracket

In Hardware on Feb 12, 2010 at 00:01

Encouraged by some comments on yesterday’s post, I printed the same bracket again, laying on its side:

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The horizontal base comes out ok (I cleaned up the hole):

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Interestingly, the top of the bracket isn’t filled in, which is actually better:

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The sides look much better as well:

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(the Skeinforge settings aren’t perfect yet, layers could be mashed smoother together)

But wow – what a difference this makes! Thanks for the tip!

Here’s another object, a Geneva Wheel from Thingiverse:

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Turning is not very smooth, had to cut off some plastic from the round shafts, but hey: it works!

PS. Don’t worry, I’m working most of my time on JeeNode stuff, hardware and software that is… ;)