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3D-Printed Remote Stand | Kevin Rye.net - Main

Kevin Rye

Geek Extraordinaire. Yeh, I said it.

3D-Printed Remote Stand

My wife's been bugging me to print some kind of remote stand for the bedroom. It's an awesome idea. We have 4 remotes in the bedroom and it seems like we're always loosing them. If we had some kind of caddy to put them in, I think we'd be less likely to lose track of them. I just keep forgetting about it. Although, I am reminded every time I have to hunt high and low for the Apple TV remote to end up finding it under one of the pillows.

It's time.

I jumped into 123D Design and chalked something up after taking a few measurements. The compartments in the holder are 65mm x 40mm. That's big enough to fit any one of the remotes in any one of the compartments. I made it 100mm tall so the larger cable box remote doesn't tip things over.

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I then dropped it into MatterControl and waited about 10 1/2 hours for it to print.

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Hey, that's pretty big! See, this is why I went with the ROBO 3D and its massive build volume. You could never print something like this on one of those cheap 4x4x4 printers.

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It came out great, and my wife loves it.

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It's working out so well that I decided to print a black one for downstairs.