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Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:28 pm
by Scachi
Hi,

i want to share a newer design of my rack for the T2, drawn with tinkercad, printed with a prusa i3 3d home printer (material PLA). It requires two 90 degree angle usb adapter (like this one amazon.de).

Max. dimensions of the USB adapter front: width=20, height=12, depth=10mm (depth can be longer/shorter)
Also spend attention to the direction of the plug/upper side of the adapter. The plastic piece has to be on the rear side or your T2 will face the wrong direction. Check the orientation of the T2 Input- ports to make sure you order the correct adapters.
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Here is an example for a correct adapter:
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It has three parts: front, base, ring
The front and base did fit perfectly on the first try and can be secured with a small screw from the bottom. The ring is used for holding the cables. The vertical support of the base holds the T2 in place and in angle of 90 degrees to not damage the front usb port by the weight of the three cables on the top going to the back.

The best improvement ... it is black this time - the old one was posted here ;-)

You can access/view/edit the 3d model at tinkercad : https://www.tinkercad.com/things/5nUYbBlfBMw feel free to use it if you want to print one yourself, but remember to print it in three parts as the colors suggests. The front has to be rotated face down for easy printing.

Here is a link to the model with parts separated and rotated ready for printing https://www.tinkercad.com/things/kzrD0Jbvybe
You can find a local store and order a print via https://www.3dhubs.com/ or directly from within tinkercad.


Screenshot from tinkercad:
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Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:48 pm
by bonefisher
Awesome! :joia:

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:28 am
by prototype
Very good :smile0517: I think to do something like that later. I have put my bedroom outside and now i have a bigger gaming room :) And i will need a solid rack like that to have it in view and manage the cables!

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:39 pm
by J2Kbr
omg ... that is really awesome!! :) it makes me want one for my self!

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:04 pm
by Scachi
J2Kbr wrote:omg ... that is really awesome!! :) it makes me want one for my self!

Thank you.
I would print and send you one, but I think the shipping costs more than getting it printed locally.
Ordering one from a local printing store is possible via https://www.3dhubs.com from within the tinkercad link of the model with the separated parts in my first post. For a friend in another country it was around 20€ for the print, with shipping costs included.
Just make sure that the dimensions of your 90 degree angle usb adapter do fit in there :innocent_smile_1:

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:27 pm
by pablosscripts
Damn this is sweet, I'm going to build one of my own sooner or later still thinking of the design.

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:04 pm
by mistrb01
This is cool! What material did you use to print this?

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:01 pm
by Scachi
mistrb01 wrote:This is cool! What material did you use to print this?

I used black PLA

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:27 pm
by J2Kbr
Scachi wrote:I would print and send you one, but I think the shipping costs more than getting it printed locally.
Ordering one from a local printing store is possible via https://www.3dhubs.com from within the tinkercad link of the model with the separated parts in my first post. For a friend in another country it was around 20€ for the print, with shipping costs included. Just make sure that the dimensions of your 90 degree angle usb adapter do fit in there :innocent_smile_1:

Thanks! :) I will check for a local 3d printing company after new year eve! and also order the 90° usb connectors. :joia:

Re: Custom rack for the T2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:49 am
by Scachi
J2Kbr wrote:
Scachi wrote:I would print and send you one, but I think the shipping costs more than getting it printed locally.
Ordering one from a local printing store is possible via https://www.3dhubs.com from within the tinkercad link of the model with the separated parts in my first post. For a friend in another country it was around 20€ for the print, with shipping costs included. Just make sure that the dimensions of your 90 degree angle usb adapter do fit in there :innocent_smile_1:

Thanks! :) I will check for a local 3d printing company after new year eve! and also order the 90° usb connectors. :joia:


Buy the 90° adapters first and check/post/pm its dimensions, so I can check is it will fit in there. I can adjust the rack easily.
Most important is the adapter height and width of the "front" part where the usb cable will be plugged into the adapter as it has to fit into the rack front. My adapters have a height of 13.1mm and a width of 19.8mm. Anything equal to or smaller than that should fit.