Universal laptop cooler with stand

Universal laptop cooler with stand

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3D model of universal laptop cooler with stand for 3D printing

Instead of buying cheap or expensive laptop coolers that you are not sure if they match with your laptop, you can 3D print and build our propose gadget of a universal cooling pad extracting the hot air from your laptop. The mini vacuum made by three fans of 25X25X10mm size extracting the hot air directly from your laptops’ GPU and CPU. Also, the stand is made at an angle of 15 degrees reducing the temperature by just letting the hot air under your laptop to be recycled. Despite the ergonomic stand, the proposed cooler is much smaller than the common commercial vacuum USB coolers and more effective.

Free 3D model of a universal laptop cooler with stand
3D printed universal laptop cooler with stand

The assembly of the laptop cooler is very easy. Just 3D print the models that you can find at the end of the post with the suggested printing settings. Also, if you deal any trouble with the cup of the fans, a scaled part at 99% is included. Use of 2.5mm or 3mm bolts with 15mm length. In the above photo, 2.5mm bolts have been used. Find a USB cable, even an old one, cut it at the right size and find the red and black cables. Make a simple connection of all the red cables and all the black cables respectively and you are ready. Don’t forget to make a knob or just use a plastic strap to secure the cable not to go off. The only disadvantage of this proposed 3D printed product is that it makes noise due to the low-cost fans. However, it can be used in conjunction with our proposed design product laptop stand. Don’t let your laptop burning when it handles heavy computational lifts!

Free 3D model of a universal laptop cooler with stand
The connection of the universal laptop cooler.

FOR aLL PARTS

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

DOWNLOAD DESIGN: LINK
(1X) PLA FILAMENT
(1X) SIMPLE USB CABLE
(3X) 25x25x10 mm Fan 5V
(12X) BOLTS 3MMX15MM or 2.5MMX15MM
(12X) NUTS 3MM (OPTIONAL)


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Smartphone gaming grip with screen magnifier

Smartphone gaming grip with screen magnifier

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3D model of a universal gaming controller for smartphones with screen magnifier

This is the updated version of our smartphone gaming controller with a screen magnifier for the best gaming experience. Download for free an adjustable gaming grip for smartphones or light consoles with nice fitting and ergonomic design as it was the previous model but now live the gaming experience magnified. This game controller was printed with a carbon filament and can be adjusted in various smartphones; up to 5-6 inches smartphone. The previous version can fit larger smartphone downloading and printing the ‘long holder’ and using longer springs. If you have printed the previous version, the only thing that you need to print is the left and right part 3.

Free 3D model of gaming pad with screen magnifier
Rendered view of a gaming pad 3D model with screen magnifier holder

 

Free 3D model of gaming pad with screen magnifier
Front view of the 3D printed gaming pad with screen magnifier

Use of a spring or even a simple rubber.

Back view of the 3D printed gaming pad


Handle Left/Right Part 1

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium. Lower layer height makes smoother surfaces.

Printing speed

High printing speed with low printing for the last layers.

Travel speed

High.

Handle Left/Right Part 2

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium. Lower layer height makes smoother surfaces.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

 


Handle Left/Right Part 3

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium. Lower layer height makes smoother surfaces.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Holder

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

Medium printing speed. At the last layers probably there is a need for lower speed because the part can be detached from the vibrations.

Travel speed

Medium travel speed, because the extruder nozzle can unstack the part.

DOWNLOAD DESIGN (5.40$): LINK
COMPONENTS:
(1X) MAGNIFIER SHEET 180X120 (MM)
(7X) BOLTS 3MMX10MM
(1X) NUTS 3MM
(2X) SPRINGS OR SIMPLE RUBBERS
(1X) CARBON FILAMENT


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Mushroom USB LED light

Mushroom USB LED light

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3D model of a mushroom lighter

A 3D model of a small mushroom as a USB lighter for the desk. The head of the mushroom has been 3D printed with glow in the dark filament, saving the light energy and continue glowing and after the switching-off.

Free 3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing
3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing

The only thing that you have to do is to find an old USB cable, cut it and find the red and the black cables. You can use a simple LED just connecting the positive with the red and the negative with the black. A low resistor could be needed so not to burn out the LED. But generally, it is a very simple procedure.

Free 3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing
3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing
Free 3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing
Rendered 3D model of a mushroom lighter for 3D printing


THE HEAD

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts. The last layers of the object have been designed as a bridge and not as a dome. Also, the bridge is inside and therefore there is no point to waste material.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Low layer height, i.e. 0.1 mm. It affects mostly the last layers, which is the bottom of the model. A higher layer can be used, but it will not make a nice bottom surface (or top during 3D printing). However, because the object is placed upside down, you will not be able to notice this detail.

Printing speed

High printing speed, with low to medium gap speed. However, the high speed can create perpendicular stripes on the object due to the vibrations.

Travel speed

High.

 

THE BODY

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

 

 

DOWNLOAD DESIGN: LINK
(1X) SMALL LED
(1X) SIMPLE USB CABLE
(1X) GLOW IN THE DARK FILAMENT


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Smartphone gaming grip

Smartphone gaming grip

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3D model of a universal gaming controller for smartphones

Download for free an adjustable gaming grip for smartphones or light consoles with nice fitting and ergonomic design. This game controller was printed with a carbon filament and can be adjusted in various smartphones. All the parts can be 3D printed with no supports and seven screws are enough for the assembly. At the figures, the smartphone’s size is at 5 inches but also a longer holder is included for iPhones and Galaxy smartphones.

Smartphone gaming controller (grip)
3D model of a smartphone gaming pad for 3D printing

Smartphone gaming grip
Front view of the 3D printed smartphone gaming controller.

Use of a spring or even a simple rubber.

Back view of the 3D printed gaming pad
Free 3D model of a smartphone gaming grip for 3D printing
A smartphone gaming controller with ergonomic design


Handle Left/Right Part 1

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium. Lower layer height makes smoother surfaces.

Printing speed

Generally, high printing speed but low printing speed for the last layers.

Travel speed

High.

Handle Left/Right Part 2

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

 

Holder

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

Medium printing speed. At the last layers probably there is a need for lower speed because the part can be detached from the vibrations.

Travel speed

Medium travel speed, because the extruder nozzle can unstack the part.

You can download an extension here. Use of a magnifier of a better gaming experience.

Free 3D model of gaming pad with screen magnifier
Rendered view of a gaming pad 3D model with screen magnifier holder
Free 3D model of gaming pad with screen magnifier
Front view of the 3D printed gaming pad with screen magnifier

 

DOWNLOAD DESIGN (4.80$): LINK
COMPONENTS:
(7x) BOLTS 3MMX10MM
(1x) NUTS 3MM
(2x) SPRINGS oR SIMPLE RUBBERS
(1x) CARBON FILAMENT


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Camera slider

Camera slider

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Make a low cost camera slider with 3D printed parts and other components

A slider for DSLRs using 3D printed parts and LM8UU bearings. A simple way to build a dolly for a camera with adjustable legs and a base stop to secure that the camera is steady.

Free 3D models for a camera slider
Rendered view of a camera slider

Free 3D models of a camera slider
3D printed parts of a camera slider


The assembly is demonstrated in the next figure:

 

Free 3D models of a camera slider
Assembly instructions of a camera slider
For All parts

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Download Designs: Link
(1x) PLA filament
Printing list:
(2x) Part_1
(2x) Part_2
(4x) Part_3
(1x) Part_4
(1x) Part_5
Components:
(4x) Bolts 3mmX30mm (hexagon head)
(2x) Bolts 3mmX10mm (hexagon head)
(1x) Bolts 3mmX15mm (hexagon head)
(7x) Nuts 3mm
(4x) Linear bearings LM8UU
(2x) Rods 8mmx600mm
(1X) CAMERA MOUNT SCREW
Check also:
Shoulder rig
Smartphone holder for a shoulder rig


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Smartphone holder for a shoulder rig

Smartphone holder for a shoulder rig

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Film and let your phone help you

An extra 3D printed product for our shoulder rig design. Use your smartphone as an extra tool during shooting using a relative app. Find the best angle, measure the distance and more. In the Google Play you can find numerous apps which make your mobile a tool.

Free 3D model of a smartphone holder for a shoulder rig
3D printed smartphone holder for a sholder rig

Free 3D model of a smartphone holder for a shoulder rig
Back view of a 3D printed smartphone holder for a shoulder rig


Under the phone holder, there are other two holes with a diameter of 18mm for an extra shoulder base.

 

Free 3D printed smartphone holder for a shoulder rig
3D printed smartphone holder assembled in a shoulder rig
Free 3D model of a smartphone holder for shoulder rig
Rendered view of a smartphone holder assembled in a shoulder rig
For All parts

Supports or rafts

These parts does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

Medium to high.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Download Designs: Link
(1x) PLA filament
Download Shoulder Rig: Link
Components:
(3x) Bolts 5mmX25mm (hexagon head)
(3x) Nuts 5mm
(3x) Washers 5mm
(3x) Lock-washers 5mm
(1x) Ruber


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Shoulder rig

Shoulder rig

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Make a low cost fully adjustable shoulder rig

A universal and completely adjustable 3D printed shoulder rig for DSLR cameras.  All the instructions are available and there are free download links for the models.

Free 3D model of a low cost shoulder rig for 3D printing
Rendered view of a 3D printed shoulder rig

Free 3D models of a low cost 3D printed shoulder rig
3D printed low cost shoulder rig

 

HANDLES

 

 

Free 3D models of a shoulder rig for 3D printing
Assembly instructions of the handles of a low cost shoulder rig

 

Supports or rafts

These parts do not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Print list:
(1X) PART_1
(2X) PART_2
(2X) PART_3
(2X) PART_4
(2X) PART_5
(2X) PART_6
(2X) PART_7
(6X) PART_8 OR PART_8 (WITH HOLE)
COMPONENTS:
(6X) BOLTS 5MMX25MM (HEXAGON HEAD)
(6X) NUTS 5MM
(6X) WASHERS 5MM
(6X) LOCK-WASHERS 5MM
(2X) BOLTS 3MMX15MM
(2X) BOLTS 3MMX20MM
(4X) NUTS 3MM
(4X) WASHERS 3MM (OPTIONAL)
(4X) LOCK-WASHERS 3MM (OPTIONAL)
(2X) TUBE 18MMX115MM


SHADES

Free 3D models of a low cost shoulder rig for 3D printing
Assembly instructions of the shades of a low cost shoulder rig

Supports or rafts

These parts do not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

PRINT LIST:
(2X) PART_9
(1X) PART_10
(1X) PART_11
(1X) PART_12
(2X) PART_13
COMPONENTS:
(6X) BOLTS 2.5MMX20MM
(6X) NUTS 2.5MM
(6X) WASHERS 2.5MM (OPTIONAL)
(6X) LOCK-WASHERS 2.5MM (OPTIONAL)
(2X) BOLTS 3MMX10MM
(2X) BOLTS 3MMX15MM
(4X) NUTS 3MM
(4X) WASHERS 3MM (OPTIONAL)
(4X) LOCK-WASHERS 3MM (OPTIONAL)

BODY

Free 3D models of a low cost shoulder rig for 3D printing
Assembly instructions of the main body of a low cost shoulder rig
3D models of a low cost shoulder rig for 3D printing
Close up of the assembly instructions of a low cost shoulder rig
Free 3D models of a low cost shoulder rig for 3D printing
Close up of the assembly instructions of a low cost shoulder rig

Supports or rafts

These parts do not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Print list:
(8x) Part_14
(6x) Part_15
(1x) Part_16
(1x) Part_17
(18x) Part_13
(1x) Part_18
(1x) Part_19
(3x) Part_8 or Part_8 (with hole)
(1x) Part_20
(1x) Part_21
 Components:
(6x) Bolts 3mmX30mm
(12x) Bolts 3mmX15mm
(18x) Nuts 3mm
(18x) Washers 3mm
(18x) Lock-washers 3mm
(3x) Bolts 4mmX70mm
(3x) Nuts 4mm
(3x) Washers 4mm
(3x) Lock-washers 4mm
 (3x) Bolts 5mmX25mm (hexagon head)
(3x) Nuts 5mm
(3x) Washers 5mm
(3x) Lock-washers 5mm
(4x) Tube 18mmX300mm
(3x) Tube 18mmX60mm
(1X) CAMERA MOUNT SCREW

 

Download Designs: Link
(1x) PLA filament
Check: Smartphone holder for a shoulder rig
Free 3D models of a smartphone holder for a shoulder rig
Smartphone holder for a sholder rig

 


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VR headset (fully 3D printed)

VR headset (fully 3D printed)

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3D printed Virtual Reality gear

Our target was to design a VR headset that can be fully 3D printed. The soft parts such as the straps and foam can be printed using a flexible filament. However, the real challenge was to design it in a way that it doesn’t need any screw or another external component (this needs few drops of glue only). Use of lenses at 37mm. The first version can be found at the end of the post. The length of the smartphone should be at 140mm approximately. This VR headset is fully adjustable, but if you still have a small issue with the focus try to switch places on the parts 2a and 2b. There are two types of straps with length at 190mm and 250mm. Using the short straps, there are extensions (part 9) that should be printed also. This model is better than a simple Google Cardboard or a VR box and improves the experience of the virtual reality games.

Free 3D model of VR gear for 3D printing
Rendered assembly of a fully 3D printed VR headset
Free models of a fully 3D printed VR headset
3D printed of a VR headset
Free 3D models of fully 3D printed VR headset
Assembly of a 3D printed VR headset

 

(1x) PLA filament
(1x) Flexible filament
(1x) BiConvex Lenses 37mm x 45mm
Download Design (5.40$): Link
Print List:
(1x) Part 1
(1x) Part 2a
(1x) Part 2b
(2x) Part 2c
(2x) Part 2d
(1x) Part 3
(1x) Part 3a
(2x) Part 3b
(1x) Part 4
(1x) Part 5
(1x) Part 6: Use of Flexible filament with 10% to 50% infill density
(3x) Part 7: Use of Flexible filament with 10% to 50% infill density
(1x) Part 8: Use of Flexible filament with 5% infill density (it makes it like a sponge)
(2x) Part 9: Use of Flexible filament with 10% to 50% infill density


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Screen magnifier for smartphones

Screen magnifier for smartphones

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3D model of a smartphone screen magnifier

A low-cost screen magnifier for smartphones using a magnifier sheet. It can be used for movies or even as a second screen for a laptop, you just need to download a relative application.There is no need for support and can be fabricated with a high 3D printing speed. This product was printed with PLA filament.

Free 3D model of a smartphone screen magnifier for 3D printing
3D printed smartphone screen magnifier
Free 3D models of a smartphone screen magnifier
Front view of a 3D printed smartphone screen magnifier

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of  three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

High.

Travel speed

High.

Download Design: Link
(1x) Magnifier Sheet 180X120 (mm)
(1x) PLA filament


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Mini stylus pen

Mini stylus pen

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3D printed stylus pen

A capacitive touch screen is made by an array of sensors and is able to identify a contact through the electrical voltage variations. A simple stylus pen works as a conductor and transmits an electrical charge between your finger and the screen. Then a microprocessor detects the electrical changes and estimates the coordinates of the touch. Thus, using a conductive filament is possible to produce functional 3D printed stylus pens for smartphones and tablets. This post is to demonstrate how the stylus tip should be.

Free 3D model of a stylus pen
3D printed mini stylus pen with a conductive filament
Free 3D model of a mini stylus pen
Close up of a 3D printed mini stylus pen with a conductive filament

First of all, the conductive filament should not be too resistive because the signal could be too weak. Also, when the microprocessor receives the contacts and estimates the locations, it is possible to ignore areas thinner than 1/4 inch. This is to avoid unwanted activations and is considered as the size of a human fingertip. As it is illustrated in Figure 3, an angle of 20 to 45 degrees is recommended for the tip, since it needs a flat contact and at this angle is more convenient to hold the stylus and use it. A soft rasp can be used to refine the tip and make a smoother surface. The hole in the middle helps to minimise the area of the contact, it is possible to work without it too.

Free 3D model of a mini stylus pen
Sketch of the stylus tip

Supports or rafts

This part does not need supports or rafts.

Perimeters

Use of three lines perimeter.

Layer Height

High.

Printing speed

Low.

Travel speed

Low.

Download Design: Link

(1x) Conductive filament


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