Thursday, December 18, 2014

20+ Hour - Two Colors: Success

The first intrinsically useful 2 color object has successfully completed.

Here is the printed Cube3 Tool Caddy that can hold 3 extra print tables.

Print Cube3 Tool Caddy

And, here is what it is intended to do.

Cube3 Tool Caddy in Use

 It still needs a little work from a design perspective.  The tools that now fit are:
  • Palette Knife
  • Pliers
  • Hex Key for table alignment
  • 1.3mm Hex Driver for Print Jet Alignment
  • Glue (Stored upside down)
  • Gap Tool
  • Printed Gap Tool Alignment Guide
  • Sand Paper
  • 3 Extra Print Plates
What does NOT yet fit correctly:
  • Cube Manual USB Drive
I will now print a 1-bay (Stores 1 extra print plate) version in a single color to see how long it takes.

But, I'm very, very pleased with the result.

I use a previous version of the Caddy and it is really helpful.  When I get the design absolutely right I will  put it up on and provide better images of the caddy and the gap tool alignment guide at work.

Things are definitely looking up.


  1. Tom: wow, now I AM getting jealous! ;-) Think I'll try a smaller dual color print now and see how it goes with the remaining filament from the original supply.

    1. P.S. It's a good thing for you that I'm short on filament right now myself. Because, otherwise I'd print out a 2-color bobbing head (and tail) armadillo to add to my collection! You'd just break down and cry like a baby if I did THAT!

  2. Hopefully, yours will be there soon. But, in the meantime I will relish the fact that for once YOU are jealous of ME! Generally the shoe is on the other foot! LOL!

    If I knew for sure you didn't 'carry'. I'd say. "Eat ypur heart out Mr. Albert!" But, I'm too much of a coward to go there. :)