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Old 03 March 2015, 05:10   #1
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Hi guys, I wanted to share some 3d printed replacement parts I have done and will do for classic computers.

The latest project were some f-keys for the Commodore C64. Now this is a C64 keyboard with orange f-keys! Enjoy.

Here is something for the beloved Amiga 3000 a new Floppy Cover. And this is only the first step. Next thing I imagine is a nice customized version with maybe a 68060/50 logo type on it or a logo or whatsoever!
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Old 03 March 2015, 10:03   #2
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did you try using acetone to smooth up the surface?
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Old 03 March 2015, 10:49   #3
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did you try using acetone to smooth up the surface?
Actually no, haven't tried it. Maybe because it's not printed via FDM method. I should give it a try. But on the other hand it looks way worse on the photos than oiriginal.
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Old 03 March 2015, 14:51   #4
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Those keys look like made from sandstone.
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Old 03 March 2015, 15:12   #5
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Those keys look like made from sandstone.
Yep, on the photos it looks quite rough, but isn't that rough. Compare it to the surface of the other keys. They have quite a rough top surface, too on the photo ...

But, yes, the printed material isn't smooth at all ... on the other hand
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Old 03 March 2015, 17:04   #6
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Never liked cheap 3D Printers, too basic and the finish is always crap! When you see the 3 headed ones and those that can print ceramic and metal then you can start printing some decent stuff.
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Great job so far, impressive to see what the future will hold, we are at the infancy of this technology. I am sure the resolution will improve in the future! Think dot matrix printers and look where we are now
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Old 03 March 2015, 20:21   #8
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Great job so far, impressive to see what the future will hold, we are at the infancy of this technology. I am sure the resolution will improve in the future! Think dot matrix printers and look where we are now
Agreed and when that happens I have all parts modeled and ready to print.

Also another 3D printed replacement part(s) for the Commodore SX-64 keyboard.
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Old 03 March 2015, 22:21   #9
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For parts you can't see e.g. C64 key stems, then as long the plastic is strong enough the finish is not that important, but for the parts you can see, the cheaper printers are still not good enough!
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Old 05 March 2015, 06:49   #10
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Here are two battery covers I have done for the Nintendo GameBoy.
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Old 05 March 2015, 09:31   #11
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Those keys look like made from sandstone.
I'm more thinking of sugar
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Do you have your own sintering printer, or are these from shapeways?
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Do you have your own sintering printer, or are these from shapeways?
That would be really cool. No, I use the printers from shapeways.
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Old 05 March 2015, 20:59   #14
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Here are two battery covers I have done for the Nintendo GameBoy.
There's something I always wanted to ask: are the printed plastic parts strong (and flexible) enough?
How can they be, since every new layer is layed on the previous one which in the meantime I suppose has "cooled down"?
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Old 05 March 2015, 23:18   #15
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I used Tommes own 3D printed A1200 Indy DVI backplate & it's great! (self printed tho)

Regarding strength, I 3D printed a trap door which had lots of cut outs on it and was worried it wouldnt be very strong but it is actually really strong!
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There's something I always wanted to ask: are the printed plastic parts strong (and flexible) enough?
How can they be, since every new layer is layed on the previous one which in the meantime I suppose has "cooled down"?
Actually the object doesn't cool down. The process takes place in a heated and closed space so that the layers will connect to each other. The parts are quite strong. Really usable.
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Thanks, good to know!
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Old 06 March 2015, 04:49   #18
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3D Printers and FPGA are two modern inventions that will prove essential to Classic computer nuts!

So many amazing opportunities
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3D Printers and FPGA are two modern inventions that will prove essential to Classic computer nuts!

So many amazing opportunities
Totally agree!
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Old 07 March 2015, 13:32   #20
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now, if somebodys is that crazy too redraw the amiga 1200 moulds perfect in a 3d program to 3d print new cases, or i hope they ever find the original amiga molds...for reproducing..they found the c64c ones...so i hope they are still out there..
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