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  • Front door upper clip help

    Well I just got my makerbot mini today. After I unpacked and began to remove the tape from the front door I noticed it came right no big deal or so I thought.
    When I look I noticed there was no clip for lack of a better word to hold the door in on the top. It appears it broke off some point before it got to me.

    I don't really want to send it back for something so stupid after all it is a 3d printer I am sure it could print a part so it can be glued on. But I'm clueless how to design anything let alone a small piece like that I'm totally new to this. Could anyone help me out and create one I can just print? Was trying to search online figured I couldn't be the first but couldn't find it.

    Thanks Ted

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum, Tedz! Now is as good a time as ever to learn 3D modeling. I would use this as a learning opportunity. I would also call Makerbot as they should be able to just send a clip since this is a brand new machine.

    For design software, I would start with one of these:
    DesignSpark Mechanical
    Autodesk Fusion 360


    • #3
      Just created an account on tinker cad actually. Also got a digital caliber yesterday.

      Yes I have a few things I need to try and make. That clip should be interesting since such a small piece. But knew I would be needing to design so should be interesting.

      Thanks for the places to try for designing. Will be checking them all out for sure.



      • #4
        The digital caliper is essential for things like this clip, so great purchase! Let us know if you run into any printing issues or have any general design questions.