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Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:37 am
by Lepowerfulpierre
If anyone has any topslot adapters (PSU adapters) either with or without LED I am looking for some. I need these for Olivier’s USB Comms Links. Any connecting device such as broken Comms Links or Paralinks would do as well, as long as the topslot casing is OK.

Re: Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:27 am
by NickKostelidis
I will need the same too if Olivier produce bluetooth comms link :)

Re: Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:24 am
by Lepowerfulpierre
Martin Reid was toying with the idea of 3D printing some. It would be great if someone can take the idea up. There would not be enough interest to produce extrusion dies, but 3D printing would be affordable for the quantities anticipated.

Wanted - Topslot Adapters - 3D Printed Option

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:43 am
by MartinReid
Have a look at the images of the prototype on the Comms Link page (link below). After I printed the first example the printer clogged up and I've never got round to clearing it, that's not to say it couldn't be fixed.

Olivier.. you mentioned that you might want to include a battery, if so we could adapt the design to anything needed.

Don't let this 3D printing conversation stop anyone with surplus top slot adaptors from coming forward.

Sincerely
Martin

Top slot adaptor images bottom of this page (link)
https://sites.google.com/site/martin2re ... comms-link

Re: Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:39 pm
by schofiel
Hi Martin,

Would you be prepared to share your 3D models? I would like to have a go at printing them, and if possible, revise them to suit materials and temperatures for a good print.

I'm having good success on an Ender-3 using PLA - which, whilst harder and more brittle than ABS, is easy to print accurately before changing to more durable materials suitable for casings.

3D Printing - Topslot Adaptors Cases

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:24 pm
by MartinReid
Dear schofiel

If you PM me your email address I'll send you the STL's. I'm not posting them here as I don't want them in the public domain - I've had problems before. I'm OK with you having a go at printing them as prototypes but when they're perfected they can only be released through Pierre's eBay store.

If you're OK with these conditions; PM me your eMail address and I'll forward the STL's.

To prevent overhangs and the need for 'supports' I divided the case into three elements. See the model in the link above. Printed in PLA on an Orian Delta

Sincerely and in good faith
Martin

Re: Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:00 pm
by schofiel
That is remarkably generous - however, I have only just re-registered after Olivier's email announcing the new forum, so it might be a while before I am able to PM you!

I would be more than happy to comply with usage rules.

As soon as I am enabled to do so, I'll get in touch.

Rob

Wanted - topslot adapters - 3D Images

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 10:27 pm
by MartinReid
On behalf of Νίκος

The following links are to video images of the Top Slot Comms Link Case he had 3D scanned..
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comms link case Top.zip
AVI of 3D Case Top
(2.48 MiB) Downloaded 33 times
comms link case Bottom.zip
AVI of 3D Case Bottom
(3.57 MiB) Downloaded 40 times
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Sincerely Martin

Re: Wanted - topslot adapters

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 5:29 pm
by NickKostelidis
I have printed the first one case.
You can take a look here.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=131&p=289#p289