3D Printable Case for Dreamcatcher 3 - Beta


#1

Hi everyone,

i designed a 3D printable Case for the new Dreamcatcher 3 as i wrote in another thread already.
I would like to use that thread to share some more information as well as the stl files and to get some feedback on the case and tipps on how to improve it.

The Case is 138mm high, 132mm wide and 23,5mm thick. It houses the Dreamcatcher as well as the Display and Speaker. It is made out of two pieces and is held together by three M3 bolts / screws. The Speaker needs to be glued in with Hotglue for example.

I don’t have the Hardware on hand, som i was not able to make precise cutouts for all ports. Because of that i left some more room so that it fits the DC3 but it doesen’t look as good as it could.

Here are some Renders:

I hope that i can help some of you that have a DC3 and a 3D Printer, so here are the STL files:

http://tysonpower.de/storage/Downloads/DC3_beta_case_top.stl
http://tysonpower.de/storage/Downloads/DC3_beta_case_bottom.stl

I recommend to use PETG Filament for better resistants against the Sun / Heat instead of PLA.

If the Buildplate of your 3D printer is not big enough, you can use meshmixer for example to split it up into smaller pieces.


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#2

i got mine chunked up now had to learn meshmixer…


#3

Sounds awesome! Hope you share your build with us :slight_smile:


#4

here are my split up stl files DC3_beta_case_split 8x parts


#5

ok here is a picture of my bottom half printed with the outernet board in it

picture below is a part in production

and below this is a part that i still need to clean up for gluing

also all parts are printed in PETG


#6

Nice! Looks like my Case fits the DC3 quite well. Awesome!


#7

Thanks for chopping this up, printing this on my MP Mini Delta in white PLA right now.


#8

Looking forward to see the case you printed :slight_smile:

@tylerhoot is there anything that you would like to change about the case? Any tweaks i can help with? Does it fit all together as it should?


#9

yes there are a few pain in the but parts to print also i would thicken the speaker area that cracked really easily but thats due to where i spit the part but the speaker area is the evil area


#10

okay, could you be a bit more specific what parts where hard to print?

Did the speaker vent / Opening crack or what part of it?

regards,
Manuel


#11

speaker vent the fins holding in the vent cover started to crack one broke off and i had to glue it


#12

mmm…i could make it a little bit thicker or change the pattern of the speaker vent in the future. Thanks for the feedback!

But i think that it will be more stable when it is printed in one piece.


#13

the entire speaker vent was printed as one peace if you look how i spliced it


#14

okay, can you send me a image with the cracking point marked?


#15

sure here it is its not marked but its clearly visible


#16

Oh okay, thanks for the image. i will change the vent in the next version so that they are wider and stronger.

did you complete the case yet?


#17

After some feedback from @hagensieker and soome other users i now changed the case to fit the newest 3.03 Version of the Dreamcatcher.

Here are the files for the new Version on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3004833

Any Feeback is welcome :slight_smile:

73 de DO5TY,
Manuel


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#18

Printing now. Thanks.