Printed Adjustable Rx Holders [Prototype]

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So will it get to the point the mount is installed and the head can be removed and put back? If so, that would be nice since the mount would be the thing to make sure stays aligned. The head could go away for a bit for various reasons like being lazy and using a drive thru wash or extended parking in places you don't trust. Install the mount with magnets inside the cutout area that hold the sensors in place allowing them to be sturdy yet removable.
With the current design, this is possible, but...............although it does slide in and out there is a decent amount of "hoop" pressure that holds the head in the mount. You'd have to be extra careful that you don't apply a lot of force to the adjustable area while removing the head or it may move a bit. I mean, it's strong and seems like it's very rigid under normal circumstances but if you were to wrench hard on it, it would probably move.

If enough people are interested in some sort of quick detach design, I could probably come up with something though. I'm guessing it would get more complex than these.


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Here is the new design for an adjustable grill-mount holder. I should be printing these soon.

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Adjustable from the front.....

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Or from the side

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The design has a large range of adjustment. The smallest part of the range is down at around 5 degrees to the mount base, but usually the grills are downward sloping anyway so I don't think it will be a problem. It will adjust 10 degrees up and has as much rotation as you'd want as long as you can reach one of the adjustment screws.

The mount can also be used in an orientation 90 degrees or 180 degrees to the depictions above. The 90 orientation might help in certain installations and the 180 would allow for more space behind the head and greater range of upward tilt if mounted inverted.

90 degree orientation:

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The mount is about 23mm tall from the bottom of the base top of the sensor enclosure when the top and base are parallel.

In it's shortest (depth-wise) mounting orientation, it's 72mm from the front of the sensor to the rear of the base.

Width is 63.5mm

There are provisions for 4 M4 flat-head screws for mounting purposes, or 3M tape can be used or zip ties of course...haha.

Hopefully I'll have some of these to try next week sometime.





Also, if there are any trusted members here that are going to be doing an install that would really benefit from either of these mounts, I may send a couple out for them. Hopefully, they'd be used on a difficult or fussy install that would take full advantage of their adjustability.
 
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With the current design, this is possible, but...............although it does slide in and out there is a decent amount of "hoop" pressure that holds the head in the mount. You'd have to be extra careful that you don't apply a lot of force to the adjustable area while removing the head or it may move a bit. I mean, it's strong and seems like it's very rigid under normal circumstances but if you were to wrench hard on it, it would probably move.

If enough people are interested in some sort of quick detach design, I could probably come up with something though. I'm guessing it would get more complex than these.


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Here is the new design for an adjustable grill-mount holder. I should be printing these soon.

View attachment 138944

Adjustable from the front.....

View attachment 138946

Or from the side

View attachment 138947

The design has a large range of adjustment. The smallest part of the range is down at around 5 degrees to the mount base, but usually the grills are downward sloping anyway so I don't think it will be a problem. It will adjust 10 degrees up and has as much rotation as you'd want as long as you can reach one of the adjustment screws.

The mount can also be used in an orientation 90 degrees or 180 degrees to the depictions above. The 90 orientation might help in certain installations and the 180 would allow for more space behind the head and greater range of upward tilt if mounted inverted.

90 degree orientation:

View attachment 138951

The mount is about 23mm tall from the bottom of the base top of the sensor enclosure when the top and base are parallel.

In it's shortest (depth-wise) mounting orientation, it's 72mm from the front of the sensor to the rear of the base.

Width is 63.5mm

There are provisions for 4 M4 flat-head screws for mounting purposes, or 3M tape can be used or zip ties of course...haha.

Hopefully I'll have some of these to try next week sometime.





Also, if there are any trusted members here that are going to be doing an install that would really benefit from either of these mounts, I may send a couple out for them. Hopefully, they'd be used on a difficult or fussy install that would take full advantage of their adjustability.
I need two for my wife's Audi S5 Cabriolet. Grill slats are angled down slightly and the grill is pretty curved. Hook me up!
 

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These are amazing. Great work! :D
 

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Grill-Style prototypes are hot off the printer.

 

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These things are gangster! Love how you have a front/side locking mechanism - genius! Take my money!
 

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Very nice.
 

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I can print these for the guys in the US and ship them out. No charge for the prints, Just the shipping (USPS flat rate)
 

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I can print these for the guys in the US and ship them out. No charge for the prints, Just the shipping (USPS flat rate)
Definitely interested in this. I have a US mailbox for stuff like this :)
 

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These also need to be reamed, tapped and have the innards (printed) and set-screws (purchased) installed before they are usable.

The hole has to be finished out to a little over 5mm so I've found a 13/64" reamer to work best. A drill would work too but the reamer is nicer to work with.

The tap is an M6 X 1.0 .

Besides the reaming and tapping, the assembly is super easy.

I recommend M6 X 1.0 X 10 Stainless steel set screws so they don't rust and bind over time. You'll need 300 series austenitic, not 400 series martensitic for the best corrosion resistance.
 
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You'll need 300 series austenitic, not 400 series martensitic for the best corrosion resistance.
Just when I feel like I've learned a thing or two you show up and throw a wrench in my smug machine. I have no idea what your statement means so now I'm off to teach myself something new.

Oh, outstanding job on the 3D printed adjustable ALP holders as well. It looks like quality work as usual from you!
 

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These also need to be reamed, tapped and have the innards (printed) and set-screws (purchased) installed before they are usable.

The hole has to be finished out to a little over 5mm so I've found a 13/64" reamer to work best. A drill would work too but the reamer is nicer to work with.

The tap is an M6 X 1.0 .

Besides the reaming and tapping, the assembly is super easy.

I recommend M6 X 1.0 X 10 Stainless steel set screws so they don't rust and bind over time. You'll need 300 series austenitic, not 400 series martensitic for the best corrosion resistance.
@OBeerWANKenobi Any chance you have a video of you assembling these beauties?
 

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I am definitely interested, BMW vertical grill...

Can I order one ?
 

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Also, if there are any trusted members here that are going to be doing an install that would really benefit from either of these mounts, I may send a couple out for them. Hopefully, they'd be used on a difficult or fussy install that would take full advantage of their adjustability.
Fantastic idea and job! It would be very very useful for me to buy theese or print myself by getting/buying printing files for testing ALP!
 

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Definitely interested in this. I have a US mailbox for stuff like this :)
I am definitely interested, BMW vertical grill...

Can I order one ?
Fantastic idea and job! It would be very very useful for me to buy theese or print myself by getting/buying printing files for testing ALP!
I'm working on doing some testing with these yet as far as range of motion and reliability. I'm sending a couple off to another Advanced member this week so I can get his thoughts and ideas as well. After that, I'll make any changes needed and start offering these.

As with my Uniden mount, I'd like to offer these to our Elevated members here first and will be figuring out a way to otherwise disseminate these to others a bit later and possibly through other means.
 

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I'm working on doing some testing with these yet as far as range of motion and reliability. I'm sending a couple off to another Advanced member this week so I can get his thoughts and ideas as well. After that, I'll make any changes needed and start offering these.

As with my Uniden mount, I'd like to offer these to our Elevated members here first and will be figuring out a way to otherwise disseminate these to others a bit later and possibly through other means.
At some point would a print file be available or would you have interest in selling the design files for personal use?

I have a prusa on the way Monday and some spools of ASA just for stuff like this.
 

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