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3D printed 18650 holder

I thought I would share this 18650 holder I printed a while ago. Probably not the most efficient way of storing them but it looks kind of cool. Thumbs Up


With Some Batteries

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Looks cool!
Better than storing in boxes like me

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Box wrote:

Looks cool! 
Better than storing in boxes like me

Are you an actual box just like I'm an actual raccoon?  O:)

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raccoon city wrote:

Box wrote:

Looks cool! 
Better than storing in boxes like me


Are you an actual box just like I’m an actual raccoon?  O:)

LOL You guys are just hilarious LOL

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Nice looking 18650 holder. But I think you could design it to have more wider bottom part so it fully cover battery bottom diameter.

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Pretty sweet…did you model the .STL yourself?

Nice print

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raccoon city wrote:

Box wrote:

Looks cool! 
Better than storing in boxes like me


Are you an actual box just like I’m an actual raccoon?  O:)


LOL yes I am just a boring 18650 box Crying
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Still a pretty cool design!

All I know how to do is take stuff other people make, and chop it up and tweak it

https://www.tinkercad.com/users/8LSZZDa9dqU-warhawk8080

I have 3 3D printers…an Anet A8, an Anycubic Kossel, and a TronXY X1 (that one isn’t setup…haven’t figure out how to tell the wife I have another 3D printer)

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Still a pretty cool design!

All I know how to do is take stuff other people make, and chop it up and tweak it

https://www.tinkercad.com/users/8LSZZDa9dqU-warhawk8080

I have 3 3D printers…an Anet A8, an Anycubic Kossel, and a TronXY X1 (that one isn’t setup…haven’t figure out how to tell the wife I have another 3D printer)

How much would cost me special design of my .stl thingy? I would bring paper sketches and my measures? Any of BLF member doing this?

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Dunno how to make sketched designs like on fusion 360 like some guys do…I could try…but like I said all I know how to do is tweak pre-existing designs

You could look on yeggi.com and find something similar, then I could try to modify it to suit your needs…maybe

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Nice battery holder.
You need one of these babies to go with it.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Nice!

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Thanks, It was mostly a test of my 3D printer at the time. Maybe I’ll play around with it some.

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What kinda printer you got?

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SikSemper wrote:
Thanks, It was mostly a test of my 3D printer at the time. Maybe I’ll play around with it some.

You can test these (Q8, D1S, GT lens cap.) and send them my way. I’ll even pay shipping to take them off your hands. Q8, D1S, GT lens cap. Big Smile

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You need one of these babies to go with it.

No baby, you need these. One battery to rule them all. Sick

and on the first day he said "Let there be light"...

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
What kinda printer you got?

It’s the very first one that monoprice came out with. It’s a copy of the Wanhao duplicator i3. For the price I paid it’s not a bad printer.

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DoubleA wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
You need one of these babies to go with it.

No baby, you need these. One battery to rule them all. Sick

!{width:30%}https://www.dhresource.com/0×0s/f2-albu-g1-M01-A1-01-rBVaGVZvuxuAcIBQAA...!

I’ve always needed a “led flashlight expert” battery lol. I’ll just throw all of my other ones out now that I’ve found this one. LOL

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Dunno how to make sketched designs like on fusion 360 like some guys do…I could try…but like I said all I know how to do is tweak pre-existing designs

You could look on yeggi.com and find something similar, then I could try to modify it to suit your needs…maybe

I need some unrelated to flashlights. Unique housing for my diy night vision.

It would be nice if we would have our member here that could do .stl for us at certain price. To make our unique ideas real(well at least in plastic housing Smile ) Earning some $ to cover some house expenses is not bad idea. Especially if you are talented software user individual.

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Dunno how to make sketched designs like on fusion 360 like some guys do…I could try…but like I said all I know how to do is tweak pre-existing designs

You could look on yeggi.com and find something similar, then I could try to modify it to suit your needs…maybe

I need some unrelated to flashlights. Unique housing for my diy night vision.

It would be nice if we would have our member here that could do .stl for us at certain price. To make our unique ideas real(well at least in plastic housing Smile ) Earning some $ to cover some house expenses is not bad idea. Especially if you are talented software user individual.

I use Google sketchup with some plugins to model with. I haven’t done anything crazy with it but I can do basic things at least. The print bed is roughly 8“x 8” x 7” (LWH) so I can do relatively large prints. I could do a BLF GT lens cap for example.

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Pretty sweet…did you model the .STL yourself?

Nice print

Yes I did model this myself

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SikSemper wrote:
luminarium iaculator wrote:
WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Dunno how to make sketched designs like on fusion 360 like some guys do…I could try…but like I said all I know how to do is tweak pre-existing designs

You could look on yeggi.com and find something similar, then I could try to modify it to suit your needs…maybe

I need some unrelated to flashlights. Unique housing for my diy night vision.

It would be nice if we would have our member here that could do .stl for us at certain price. To make our unique ideas real(well at least in plastic housing Smile ) Earning some $ to cover some house expenses is not bad idea. Especially if you are talented software user individual.

I use Google sketchup with some plugins to model with. I haven’t done anything crazy with it but I can do basic things at least. The print bed is roughly 8“x 8” x 7” (LWH) so I can do relatively large prints. I could do a BLF GT lens cap for example.

Yes that is much simpler than what I had in mind.

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SikSemper wrote:
Thanks, It was mostly a test of my 3D printer at the time. Maybe I’ll play around with it some.

You can test these (Q8, D1S, GT lens cap.) and send them my way. I’ll even pay shipping to take them off your hands. Q8, D1S, GT lens cap. Big Smile

I did print the BLF GT lens cap and it came out okay. This was printed at a .2mm layer height. If I choose to do .1mm it would have more detail in the letters but it would have taken significantly longer. This print took about 7 hours to do because of the slow speeds of my printer.. Notice the artifacts/defects such as stray lines caused by extruder feedrate issues and bed leveling. I’m about to buy a much better printer (hopefully) and I’ll be able to print with higher resolution and better dimensional accuracy which is important for the right fit when printing something like a lens cap.

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Dunno how to make sketched designs like on fusion 360 like some guys do…I could try…but like I said all I know how to do is tweak pre-existing designs

You could look on yeggi.com and find something similar, then I could try to modify it to suit your needs…maybe

I need some unrelated to flashlights. Unique housing for my diy night vision.

It would be nice if we would have our member here that could do .stl for us at certain price. To make our unique ideas real(well at least in plastic housing Smile ) Earning some $ to cover some house expenses is not bad idea. Especially if you are talented software user individual.

I’m seriously considering buying a new 3D printer. I would not mind printing things for people and I can 3D model to a small extent. As long as people are willing to pay for shipping and the small price it would cost in filament to print them. The only problem is that I travel quite often for work. I’ll be gone this whole month installing an A/V system in a federal courthouse.

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SikSemper][quote=xCentrino][quote=SikSemper wrote:

I did print the BLF GT lens cap and it came out okay. This was printed at a .2mm layer height. If I choose to do .1mm it would have more detail in the letters but it would have taken significantly longer. This print took about 7 hours to do because of the slow speeds of my printer.. Notice the artifacts/defects such as stray lines caused by extruder feedrate issues and bed leveling. I’m about to buy a much better printer (hopefully) and I’ll be able to print with higher resolution and better dimensional accuracy which is important for the right fit when printing something like a lens cap.

Do have a GT? Hows the fit?

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SikSemper wrote:

I did print the BLF GT lens cap and it came out okay. This was printed at a .2mm layer height. If I choose to do .1mm it would have more detail in the letters but it would have taken significantly longer. This print took about 7 hours to do because of the slow speeds of my printer.. Notice the artifacts/defects such as stray lines caused by extruder feedrate issues and bed leveling. I’m about to buy a much better printer (hopefully) and I’ll be able to print with higher resolution and better dimensional accuracy which is important for the right fit when printing something like a lens cap.

Do have a GT? Hows the fit?

I’m on the list to get one soon so I’m not able to try. With new advancements in printer filament I can print flexible rubber like lens caps that would probably be pretty nice. It’s called NinjaFlex filament.

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The place I was looking at to get this made would use a nylon plastic, Has some flex to it while being strong and durable. As they describe it.
Example:

This was made same place, same material too, the battery door:

I just looked up ninja flex, if same thing seen here, it’s not something I would want. I know everyone is all over that soft lens cap, but it’s not for me, don’t want something squishy. My GT will be moved around vehicle to vehicle just by the shoulder strap I have for it:

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cool idea.
i got 3d printer for new year’s, my wife got me one, cr10s. so far i have nothing but problems printing anything, layers separation, stringing…only 2 prints came out fine, both were samples on sd card that came with printer. at first i wanted to print entire light body, and a spitfire from 3d lab print, even bought the program, but now i think it would be a lot easier and faster to do it old school way. very disappointed, i spend 2 days adjusting it, fixing gcode, and still can’t print anything right. if it was not wife’s present, it’d be in a garbage by now.

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@SikSemper

If you wanted to sell that cap I’d take it off your hands Wink

If not no worries Thumbs Up

I’ll try one out from the place i’m looking at.

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Man…gotta jump on the forum and get the proper settings…takes a bit of tweaking, plus there are a few printable mods that make printing alot easier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk83sFg3tNM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CrealityCR10/files/

I would KILL for a large print volume CR10…but my Anet A8 does fine.

What slicer are you using…also…slow down the prints if things aren’t working.
What are you printing ABS or PLA?
Do you have a filament oiler/filter (trust me that goes a LONG way in helping prints)
What layer height do you print at…I find that on my Anet A8 if I slice by .4 layers such as .16/.2/2.4 the layers do better
Stringing, set your retraction speed higher, mine retracts at 40mm and 4.5mm might tweak those up to test
Oh and lube the rods…

It took me and my son over 2 weeks to tweaking and printing buckets of calibration cubes and calicats to finally dial it in.
Our Delta printer the Anycubic Kossel took us over a month of dialing in…those suckers take tweaking and then some!

Don’t give up man…those are some of the best printers out there

Before you trash it…give it to meeeeeeeee Silly

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@SikSemper

If you wanted to sell that cap I’d take it off your hands Wink

If not no worries Thumbs Up

I’ll try one out from the place i’m looking at.

I’m out of town for a month starting today unfortunately. Maybe when I get back though. I’d like to try other materials and experiment with some settings and see if I can get it a little nicer.

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I just looked up ninja flex, if same thing seen here, it’s not something I would want. I know everyone is all over that soft lens cap, but it’s not for me, don’t want something squishy. My GT will be moved around vehicle to vehicle just by the shoulder strap I have for it:

I get what you mean there. I would probably only use it on small tube style lights where it’s less of a concern.

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