3D printed DM42 stand

Discussion around the Swiss Micros DM42 calculator.
mcc
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3D printed DM42 stand

Post by mcc » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi,

just found this (I did not make this myself!)

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2826705

all credits goes to the original author of this piece!!!

Cheers!
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Richard Garner
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Richard Garner » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:19 am

It would be nice if someone could produce an Aztech type case for the DM42. They were perfect for the 42S. When closed they were small and protected the 42S. When open they rested and felt good in the hand and set at the right angle when setting on the desk. They were the perfect case. I would love to have some for the DM42.

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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by wawachief » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:22 am

Do you have some pictures of such a case for hp42 ? I don't see what such a case looks like.
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dlachieze
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by dlachieze » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:46 am

Here are some pictures from an old eB auction :

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Bill (Smithville NJ)
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Bill (Smithville NJ) » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:46 pm

The ASTECH case is fantastic. Perfect for protection in the field.

Here's a closeup of the Hinge assembly. There are two pins that hold it together.


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The case is slightly too wide for the DM42 to fit. I was able to get a nice fit
by cutting two lengths of the soft fabric side of Velcro. Put this on each side
of the case. The DM42 slides in and out nicely and stays in the case.


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If you look close, you can see the Velcro on the left and right sides of the case.

Bill
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Geoff Quickfall » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:42 am

Another nice thing about the astech is the Ir is still exposed when ope;.

Craig Bladow
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Craig Bladow » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:06 am

What do you think of the case I designed, inspired by the ASTECH case?
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Walter
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Walter » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:17 am

Looks very nice. What for is the piece protruding in the lower third of picture #3?
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Richard Garner
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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Richard Garner » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:34 am

Looks good.

How does it hold up under abuse, drops while open and closed, case opening and closing, hinge reliability?

What price would there be on a porduction model?

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Re: 3D printed DM42 stand

Post by Craig Bladow » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:00 am

That is a latch, to hold the case closed, there is one on each side. There is a matching groove in the cover.

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