Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stenomod, now with a 3d printed case!

3D printing seems to be under control, so that's how I'd like to package the stenomod from now on.

There is a choice though, between having just the plastic cases or having them mounted on a wooden deck.

If you get just the plastic cases, the top has no screw holes. Looks nicer that way and the two halves of the box sort of snap together. The version that's mounted to the deck has two holes on each side for screws. You can't see them under the cable in this picture, but they're there.

Same price either way, $200 USD. In the US, shipping is $13.60 with the wood deck, $7.15 without.

Outside the US it's more. I'll look it up for each individual case.

Email me at stenomod@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to order one.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

3D Printer Progress

There is definitely some magic to 3D printing, at least for me there is. I've been printing and experimenting for the past few weeks. I'm not an expert by any means, but I seem to have a working system going.

At first the problem was that the blue tape was lifting in at least one corner, ruining the box. Google search suggested I should use my fingernails to get the tape to adhere better, and that seemed to work for awhile. Then I noticed that the box I was making was lifting off the tape, in the same corner. I tried cleaning with alcohol and acetone, but no luck. Then I saw, Google again, where one person suggested using a glue stick over the blue tape. That seems to have done the trick, though I'm trying not to be over confident.

I've managed to print one keyboard case that I'm satisfied with. I think that I'll be able to make them fast enough now to start taking orders. I won't actually take your money unless I have a keyboard with case ready to be shipped, but I'm happy to hear from you, if you're interested, and I do have about 6 keyboards without cases finished and otherwise ready.

The plan is to keep the same price, $200 USD (I know the D is redundant) plus shipping.

I still have at least one wood deck and I can make more, so if you like them better I'd be happy to sell them that way as well!

I hope to follow up with some pictures before too long.