Printable Parts for ALP - List 2020-08-16

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Soooo since I can no longer edit my original post to continue keeping it current, here's an updated set of links to 3D-printable parts for ALP systems. List is current, to the best of my knowledge, as of 16 August 2020. Let me know if I've missed anything!

Module Holder, piggyback

This module holder organizes the ALP CPU, Bluetooth module, and Radar / GPS module. Thread with description and link to file.

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Module Holder, side-by-side

Same as above, but in a side-by-side arrangement, with spots for just the CPU and Bluetooth module. Post with link to file here.

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Adjustable RX Jammer Head Mounts

RX head mounting brackets for grilles or flat surfaces with adjustable angles. Thread with link to file, parts list, and printing / purchase options here.

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Fixed-Angle Minimalist RX Jammer Head Mounts

Simple RX head mounting brackets in a variety of up/down angles. Thread and link to files here.

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Boresight Holder for Laser Alignment of Heads

Boresight holder shaped like an RX head, used for laser alignment of mounting brackets. Thread with link to file and specific boresight here.

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Wash Cap to Protect Heads in Car Wash

Solid caps that can be secured over an RX head to protect the seal around the lens in car washes. Thread and link to file here.

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Thingiverse Archive of Other ALP-Related Parts

Archive of other parts collected by sdrawkcaB. Link to Thingiverse page here.

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Very cool! Thanks for the updates!
 

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Hey @sdrawkcaB I just noticed that, if you scroll the page up and down with the first row of photos from your collection going into and out of the frame, the wash cap and module holder images look like they actually move left and right. Trippy!
 

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Hey @sdrawkcaB I just noticed that, if you scroll the page up and down with the first row of photos from your collection going into and out of the frame, the wash cap and module holder images look like they actually move left and right. Trippy!

Screen ghosting of the OLED displays we use to view the forums :D
 

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What material do you recommend to print these parts?
Nylon?
PCA?
ABS?
PC?
Resin?
 

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What material do you recommend to print these parts?
Nylon?
PCA?
ABS?
PC?
Resin?
It depends a bit on location. Nylon Is great but it can absorb moisture and expand/contract as such. ABS is probably the best for our application but if you need to hand modify it, it can be tricky.

our applications are non structural for the most part so choose based on color and best surface finish for your type of printer.
 

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What material do you recommend to print these parts?
Nylon?
PCA?
ABS?
PC?
Resin?
If you can print with ASA, that's a really good choice for exterior automotive applications.
 

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If you can print with ASA, that's a really good choice for exterior automotive applications.
I asked the printing company to use ASA. Lets see the results in the coming days!
 

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Soooo since I can no longer edit my original post to continue keeping it current, here's an updated set of links to 3D-printable parts for ALP systems. List is current, to the best of my knowledge, as of 16 August 2020. Let me know if I've missed anything!

Module Holder, piggyback

This module holder organizes the ALP CPU, Bluetooth module, and Radar / GPS module. Thread with description and link to file.

View attachment 157065

Module Holder, side-by-side

Same as above, but in a side-by-side arrangement, with spots for just the CPU and Bluetooth module. Post with link to file here.

View attachment 157066

Adjustable RX Jammer Head Mounts

RX head mounting brackets for grilles or flat surfaces with adjustable angles. Thread with link to file, parts list, and printing / purchase options here.

View attachment 157067

Fixed-Angle Minimalist RX Jammer Head Mounts

Simple RX head mounting brackets in a variety of up/down angles. Thread and link to files here.

View attachment 157068

Boresight Holder for Laser Alignment of Heads

Boresight holder shaped like an RX head, used for laser alignment of mounting brackets. Thread with link to file and specific boresight here.

View attachment 157069

Wash Cap to Protect Heads in Car Wash

Solid caps that can be secured over an RX head to protect the seal around the lens in car washes. Thread and link to file here.

View attachment 157070

Thingiverse Archive of Other ALP-Related Parts

Archive of other parts collected by sdrawkcaB. Link to Thingiverse page here.

View attachment 157071

This may have already been asked but what 3D modeling software are you using?
 

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For simple stuff, I use SolveSpace - it was one of only two free parametric CAD packages I found. It's great for what it is! Very useful.

Through work I also have access to AutoCAD Inventor, which is amazing. I only know about 5% of its capabilities, but am learning more and more each time I use it. It's pretty cost prohibitive for just a hobby, though...
 

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I just got my polishes ASA prints from Jaws and I’m very happy with the quality
In addition to good UV resistance, ASA in my experience makes some *beautiful* prints indeed...
 

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Just got my car back from the shop and was able to test fit my prints. Very happy with quality and price of the Jaws ASA Prints:
 

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These look nice. Will you have to treat them with something like a clear coat or paint?
 

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These look nice. Will you have to treat them with something like a clear coat or paint?
I would expect ASA to hold up pretty well as-is. CAVEAT: prints are often more porous than you’d expect, so an unexpected freeze of a part fresh out of a car wash or soaking rain might potentially crack apart. Haven’t tested but have witnessed porosity firsthand.
 

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Here is a cupholder mount I designed for an ALP control set. It's designed so you can pull the cables all the way through it, from either direction. The USB cable mounts with a single 6-32 1/2 inch bolt (it self threads).

It's designed for a Kia stinger, but will likely fit elsewhere.


The series of pictures below shows how to load it. 1. Loop some USB cable through the rear hole so the plug can make the tight corner 2. Pull the USB cable through and let it dangle out the front to make room for the control set 3. Tilt the ALP control set so it doesn't bind and push it through. (You could also load this from the top) 4. Press fit control set into the top. 5. Place USB plug where desired and tighten screw.
 

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