Marty McGuire

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2011
Sun May 22

Volumetric Tentacle Key Hook

Files

tentacle-keyholder.scad
444 bytes. Updated
tentacle.stl
6118062 bytes. Updated
tentacle-keyholder.stl
4997589 bytes. Updated
⮩🛠 This is a derivative of Volumetric Tentacle by guru.

This work is licensed Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike.

Description

Teennntacllles… coming out of the waaaaallll.

amyhurst was asking for a key hook by our front door and decided upon a tentacled theme.

guru’s awesome volumetric tentacle seemed like a great choice, so I pulled it into OpenSCAD and made space for a 1” roofing nail to slide-and-lock into the back of the tentacle.

(thanks to cibomahto for the tagline up top).

Instructions

  1. [Optional] Adjust the SCAD file to match your nail measurements, with some room for slop, and re-export STL.
  2. Print “tentacle-keyholder.stl”
  3. Insert 1” roofing nail (or nail of your choice, if you customized) into the slot and work it back and forth several times to make sure it slides and locks into place reasonably well.
  4. With the nail in place, make a mark on the nail so you know where to stop when hammering into the wall.
  5. Remove the nail from the piece and hammer it into the wall, stopping just as your ink disappears.
  6. Slot the tentacle into place.
  7. Hang keys or your just creep out your guests/friends/roommates.
2010
Fri Jul 2

Shower Curtain Hook

Files

CurtainHook.stl
48979 bytes. Updated
CurtainHook.scad
1086 bytes. Updated

This work is licensed Creative Commons - Attribution.

Description

It’s a story that can happen to anyone. You move to a new town and leave your shower curtain behind. “No problem,” you think, “I’ll just pick up a new liner at the pharmacy down the street.”

So, you trek to the local pharmacy and find the shower curtain liner you were looking for, only to discover that they are out of shower curtain rings, hooks, anything made for holding up a shower curtain!

Facing down defeat and the very real possibility that you will have to take a dirty, inefficient bath, you come to a stunning realization:

You’re a MakerBot owner. You live for these moments.

Instructions

If you have the same sized curtain rod and curtain liner that I do, just download CurtainHook.stl and print as many as you need!

To customize, start by downloading CurtainHook.scad.

Next, measure:

  • The outer diameter of your shower curtain rod
  • The inner diameter of the holes in your shower curtain
  • The thickness of the material around the holes in the shower curtain
  • The distance from the curtain’s edge to the top of one of the holes

Pad all of the values out by a millimeter or two, multiply each of them by 10, and plug them into the CurtainHook.scad file.

Render the model and tweak it until it pleases you, then export it to STL and run it through Skeinforge.

Count the number of shower curtain holes you need to support, and print the corresponding number of hooks.

Finally, hang the shower curtain and enjoy efficient cleanliness, because you are living in the future!