ALP module holder box to clean up installation (1 Viewer)

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Not sure if anyone will find this useful, but I printed a module holder to help me tidy up the ALP CPU, Bluetooth, and Add-On modules. STL file is below in case anyone else wants to make one for their own installation. Note: port labels are significantly more readable if printed in black plastic rather than white. My final is in black, but I didn't take any pictures. I was in "get it done" mode that day, if you know what that's like.

If you want to print a copy, here's the STL file.

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EDIT (26 August 2018): Here's the source CAD file, if anyone wants to tweak it for their installation. I used SolveSpace, a free parametric CAD package.
 
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Thanks for the file. I can print these now :)
 

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How much would you charge for one of these?
 

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I should have mentioned that you do have to take the raised "ALP" sticker off of the CPU module to get it to fit.

I travel enough for work, and have enough stuff going on in my life (including trying to finish my own install!), that I don't really want to get into the "business" of printing these things out and selling them. That's why I shared the STL file. With that said, sure, if you cannot get one printed any other way and are not in a hurry, PM me and maybe we can figure something out.
 

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Thanks! ALP has been the primary use for my 3d printer. I started with 3d brackets for the sensors.
 

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Very nice work.

Might be something to look into the future for my RC-M/ALP setup.


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I shouldn't be picky since I'm asking for a customization on something that is already been gifted... but my first thought was, what about the modules getting a bit warm. Any chance you could make a design that adds a little air space and ventilation or grills over it? I bought myself a 3D printer recently but have yet to become proficient at the 3D modeling -- I'm still months away from making anything besides a basic rectangle. Heh.
 

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Any chance you could make a design that adds a little air space and ventilation or grills over it?
I actually did think about that a bit. In my install, it’ll be just behind the gauge cluster, and I don’t expect it to see very extreme temperatures. For good printing, I didn’t want huge openings in the side panels. They’d require long unsupported horizontal surfaces. Slots give the most effective convective cooling if they’re vertical, but I had a feeling that different installs would require different orientations.

If a lot of people actually do find this thing useful, it’d be worth incorporating improvements though! I would be happy to revise the design when I have the chance.
 
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Awesome. I by no means intend to take your work for granted or act entitled to anything whatsoever :)
 

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Printing 1 now.
 

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It’s a perplexing shame that customers are left to invent the bailing wire used to hold all the various pieces together.
 

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