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3D Printing


Robert
 

Not long after the 2019 Ozarkcon someone suggested that owners of 3D printers in the club submit a sort of “show and tell” regarding their experience with 3D printing. Several members complied.

I was dealing with a health issue at the time (at my present age of 91.3 years that happens a bit more often than when I got my ham license in 1952) and I never got around to writing. I have had a 3D printer - two, actually, but one cratered - for several years and have designed and printed a wide variety of things, many just for fun, others for practical application.

The 3D printed upper and lower parts of my loop antenna were on display in the flea market at Ozarkcon. Very few people were interested in the loop and so the 3D parts mostly went unnoticed. 

I recently developed a simple but effective 3D printed rack for my KX3/PX3 combo that lets me more clearly see their faces from a comfortable seated position. Several photos that show the thing in use and also in its bare bones are embedded in this message.

If you have a 3D printer with at least a 9” X 9” build plate and the same Elecraft setup as I have and would like to print a rack for your own use, please email me OFF-LIST and I will send you the several required .STL files at no charge. 

Robert
K5TD








Jim Sheldon
 

Nice job Robert!  I too have a 3D printer (in fact I have 2 of them).

Thanks to K8IQY's tutelage, I've gotten to the point I can design stuff like this using Fusion 360.

Currently working on cases for the QRP-Labs clock kit.  Lots of fun.  I'm 77 so you have a few years on me hi hi.

I have the smaller KX2 so your rack wouldn't fit but I may have to work on something similar to fit it and still allow the use of the built-in paddles.  Thanks for sharing this.

Jim, W0EB  

On Oct 20, 2019, at 6:15 PM, Robert via Groups.Io <rltucker@...> wrote:

Not long after the 2019 Ozarkcon someone suggested that owners of 3D printers in the club submit a sort of “show and tell” regarding their experience with 3D printing. Several members complied.

I was dealing with a health issue at the time (at my present age of 91.3 years that happens a bit more often than when I got my ham license in 1952) and I never got around to writing. I have had a 3D printer - two, actually, but one cratered - for several years and have designed and printed a wide variety of things, many just for fun, others for practical application.

The 3D printed upper and lower parts of my loop antenna were on display in the flea market at Ozarkcon. Very few people were interested in the loop and so the 3D parts mostly went unnoticed. 

I recently developed a simple but effective 3D printed rack for my KX3/PX3 combo that lets me more clearly see their faces from a comfortable seated position. Several photos that show the thing in use and also in its bare bones are embedded in this message.

If you have a 3D printer with at least a 9” X 9” build plate and the same Elecraft setup as I have and would like to print a rack for your own use, please email me OFF-LIST and I will send you the several required .STL files at no charge. 

Robert
K5TD



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W6BOW
 

Robert,

Awesome work OM!

You have set a very high bar of excellence.

Thank you for sharing.

Respectfully.,

Don,

W6BOW  SF CA USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert via Groups.Io <rltucker@...>
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Sent: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] 3D Printing

Not long after the 2019 Ozarkcon someone suggested that owners of 3D printers in the club submit a sort of “show and tell” regarding their experience with 3D printing. Several members complied.

I was dealing with a health issue at the time (at my present age of 91.3 years that happens a bit more often than when I got my ham license in 1952) and I never got around to writing. I have had a 3D printer - two, actually, but one cratered - for several years and have designed and printed a wide variety of things, many just for fun, others for practical application.

The 3D printed upper and lower parts of my loop antenna were on display in the flea market at Ozarkcon. Very few people were interested in the loop and so the 3D parts mostly went unnoticed. 

I recently developed a simple but effective 3D printed rack for my KX3/PX3 combo that lets me more clearly see their faces from a comfortable seated position. Several photos that show the thing in use and also in its bare bones are embedded in this message.

If you have a 3D printer with at least a 9” X 9” build plate and the same Elecraft setup as I have and would like to print a rack for your own use, please email me OFF-LIST and I will send you the several required .STL files at no charge. 

Robert
K5TD








WA4EFS
 

Beautiful!

Which CAD software do you use/prefer?

 

73, -Lloyd (WA4EFS)

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:16 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 3D Printing

 

Not long after the 2019 Ozarkcon someone suggested that owners of 3D printers in the club submit a sort of “show and tell” regarding their experience with 3D printing. Several members complied.

 

I was dealing with a health issue at the time (at my present age of 91.3 years that happens a bit more often than when I got my ham license in 1952) and I never got around to writing. I have had a 3D printer - two, actually, but one cratered - for several years and have designed and printed a wide variety of things, many just for fun, others for practical application.

 

The 3D printed upper and lower parts of my loop antenna were on display in the flea market at Ozarkcon. Very few people were interested in the loop and so the 3D parts mostly went unnoticed. 

 

I recently developed a simple but effective 3D printed rack for my KX3/PX3 combo that lets me more clearly see their faces from a comfortable seated position. Several photos that show the thing in use and also in its bare bones are embedded in this message.

 

If you have a 3D printer with at least a 9” X 9” build plate and the same Elecraft setup as I have and would like to print a rack for your own use, please email me OFF-LIST and I will send you the several required .STL files at no charge. 

 

Robert

K5TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 
Edited

Nicely made.
I took a similar approach on my QCX. A 2 piece case.
QCX Pic

It doesn't apply here but for outdoor use use white if possible.

Been using Fusion 360 for 3 years.
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73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Robert
 

On Oct 20, 2019, at 9:29 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter@...> wrote:

Awesome work OM!

You have set a very high bar of excellence.

Thank you for sharing.


Thank you very much.

Robert
K5TD