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loggyboy

posted on 19/11/18 at 01:57 AM Reply With Quote
Flush Mount for ETB digidash2

I've always liked the small size of the ETB dash, hence why I bought one. But I was never happy with its surface mounting and inch thick projection. So with the purchase of my 3D printer this became one of my first projects. After lots of attempts, most to do with tweaking the printer, some to amend the design I have come up with a beta version.







Obviously the 3d print finish is fairly agricultural so some paint and sanding it now looks pretty good.










Ive design the clips to suit a 3-4mm thick dash fascia.












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Daf

posted on 19/11/18 at 07:34 AM Reply With Quote
That looks brilliant, like you I have the same dash and have always thought it just looks plonked on.

What 3d printer is that and how are you getting on with it?

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AdamR20

posted on 19/11/18 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
Awesome stuff!
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nick205

posted on 19/11/18 at 09:42 AM Reply With Quote
Looks good to me!
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Charlie_Zetec

posted on 19/11/18 at 10:09 AM Reply With Quote
I've had the same thought time and time again! Would you be prepared to make another if there was interest? I know I'd certainly take one!





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Westy K

posted on 19/11/18 at 11:08 AM Reply With Quote
Wow that looks great.

I have always thought the same as you and didn't really like the way it mounted.

If you were willing and able to make more and its not against any rules I would be interested in buying one off you as well.

Cheers
Ian

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CorseChris

posted on 19/11/18 at 12:20 PM Reply With Quote
Nice job.
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AntonUK

posted on 19/11/18 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
Awesome!

Mine and friends cars are also increasingly getting 3d printed parts attached to them.

I purchased my printer 2 years ago to just learn to process and hardware, never thinking it might be good enough for actual production/finished items. But that little 100 quid printer has grown to be quite a reliable and useable machine. Whats is yours?





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bi22le

posted on 19/11/18 at 12:52 PM Reply With Quote
It looks good, something the market needs!!

Clip design is an art. Have a look at this and it may help you tweak the holding method a little better.

http://web.mit.edu/2.75/resources/random/Snap-Fit%20Design%20Manual.pdf

I design plastic components at work ( Normally injection molded, not additive manufacturing) and for this design, the clip retention against the dash panel is what will make this part top notch.

Also, I don't know what type of printer this is (SLA?) but the mechanical properties of the plastic can be very different to what you would expect. The orientation during print can cause weak bonds between the layer that may make the clips more likely to snap, especially when stressed and vibrated. They also don't like heat changes as the plastic is often formed under stress, so cold clips may snap.

I would carry out some robust testing to make sure the holes don't cause crack propagation or clips snap. Both of these things scan be designed out, it just takes time.

Don't let my above points get you down. Its a nice idea that I would be interested in once you have a finalised design.

U2U me if you want to discuss design further.





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loggyboy

posted on 19/11/18 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all the positive comments.


quote:
Originally posted by Daf
That looks brilliant, like you I have the same dash and have always thought it just looks plonked on.

What 3d printer is that and how are you getting on with it?


Its a Creality Ender3. Very cheap but very well reviewed. Took a whiile to set up well enought to get decent prints, to the point it almost went in bin! But after upgrading a few parts inexpensively and re-allign the frame and QC the fixings (it came partially built, but a bit like a kitcar, the geometry needed a good check!)


quote:
Originally posted by Westy K
Wow that looks great.
I have always thought the same as you and didn't really like the way it mounted.
If you were willing and able to make more and its not against any rules I would be interested in buying one off you as well.
Cheers
Ian


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Originally posted by Charlie_Zetec
I've had the same thought time and time again! Would you be prepared to make another if there was interest? I know I'd certainly take one!


I certainly did consider making them for purpose of selling. I would happily do a couple cheap as beta test as I dont know how well the fixing arrangement will work, and also would depend on what sort of dashboard they were going on. But having said that, I could be pushed to make some bespoke adjustments. I think only thing that would bump costs is if people wanted them finished as I have here, as thats the time consuming bit.

If you are interested drop me a PM with some details of your dashboard and how you would want to install.






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dave107

posted on 19/11/18 at 01:25 PM Reply With Quote
That's really good recon a lot of people would like to buy that. i made one the same around 2010 but made from aluminium, was very fiddly to make, digidash only protrudes from dash by 10mm.
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loggyboy

posted on 19/11/18 at 01:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dave107
That's really good recon a lot of people would like to buy that. i made one the same around 2010 but made from aluminium, was very fiddly to make, digidash only protrudes from dash by 10mm.


I saw some of your posts when seeimng if anyone made one, diy or production. When searching yours only one pic of the reverse comes up, do you have more?






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dave107

posted on 19/11/18 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
Hello loggyboy I do but struggling to load onto my photos. Iíll have another try.
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gremlin1234

posted on 19/11/18 at 06:42 PM Reply With Quote
loggyboys pics don't work for me,
win10 pc, on bt
don't work on phone either.
but do work on my ancient win-me machine, and almost work on an ancient ipad. (only shows two of the seven).

I suspect its an ip6 vs ip4 problem, but might be https


edit: replied to a message out of context, so clarified.

[Edited on 19/11/18 by gremlin1234]

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loggyboy

posted on 19/11/18 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
loggyboys pics don't work for me,
win10 pc, on bt
don't work on phone either.
but do work on my ancient win-me machine, and almost work on an ancient ipad. (only shows two of the seven).

I suspect its an ip6 vs ip4 problem, but might be https


edit: replied to a message out of context, so clarified.

[Edited on 19/11/18 by gremlin1234]


Cant explain that one. They are hosted on 000webhost.com. maybe add that or loggyboy.com to trusted sites?
Uploaded via win 10 and i can see them on android via chrome and Samsung's browser.






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