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3D Printing the DK1 Case

LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
Project 2501
edited July 2014 in General
There was something about the original design of the Oculus DK1 Case, I know there are more sturdy cases out there but by the looks of it everything from the DK2 will fit nicely into the DK1 case.

If Oculus are no longer interested in supplying us with a case maybe they could give us the DK1 case design, so we could print it off at a 3D printing company.

I would print mine in white with a Black Oculus logo and just a simple black trim on the lid.

Comments

  • hellaryhellary Posts: 236
    Hiro Protagonist
    3D printing a whole carry case of that size would cost a fortune!
  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
    Project 2501
    hellary wrote:
    3D printing a whole carry case of that size would cost a fortune!

    As much as a 780TI ? :D
  • kingzopekingzope Posts: 197
    Art3mis
    Most likely I'll just get a case that fits the cardboard case dimensions.
    DK1 Order No: 574XX (US)
    Status: Received
    DK2 Order No: GP-1055XXX
    Status: Received
    CV1 Order No:6130000XXXXXXX
    Status: Received
    Oculus Go
    Status: Received
  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
    Project 2501
    I was looking on Shapeways and some are expensive but is that just because whoever designed it is trying to make a good profit?
  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
    Project 2501
    kingzope wrote:
    Most likely I'll just get a case that fits the cardboard case dimensions.

    I presume if you had the design you could adjust the dimensions to fit the foam that comes inside the DK2 cardboard box.
  • So, now one of the lucky guys already having their DK2 should post exact dimensions of the inside of the cardboard-box.
    Then the case-hunters can start their epic quest to find the perfect-fitting, cheap, cool-looking stable case. :D
  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
    Project 2501
    So, now one of the lucky guys already having their DK2 should post exact dimensions of the inside of the cardboard-box.
    Then the case-hunters can start their epic quest to find the perfect-fitting, cheap, cool-looking stable case. :D

    Good call :D

    I'm not sure how practical my idea is, never having 3D printed anything before.
  • kingzopekingzope Posts: 197
    Art3mis
    So, now one of the lucky guys already having their DK2 should post exact dimensions of the inside of the cardboard-box.
    Then the case-hunters can start their epic quest to find the perfect-fitting, cheap, cool-looking stable case. :D

    I 100% agree with this. Please someone post exact dimensions lol.
    DK1 Order No: 574XX (US)
    Status: Received
    DK2 Order No: GP-1055XXX
    Status: Received
    CV1 Order No:6130000XXXXXXX
    Status: Received
    Oculus Go
    Status: Received
  • ThreeEyesThreeEyes Posts: 2,230
    NerveGear
    Luciferous wrote:
    I'm not sure how practical my idea is, never having 3D printed anything before.

    It's pretty expensive since you are paying for volume of product. You could build in integral cool logos and designs, though. Dividers and such. But it is pricy.

    I had Shapeways print the base of a 6 tube NIXIE clock and it was $175. It looked really nice though. I would bet to print a carry case for the DK2 would probably be in the $2-300 range easy.
    But... but... but... I just NEED to know about the Baba! The Baba has me hypmotized! :shock:
  • twisteklabstwisteklabs Posts: 416
    Trinity
    It is not expensive if you already built yourself a 3D printer (Prusa i2 in my case).
    My print bed dimensions are 320mm x 250mm.
    Will try printing a simple design after receiving my DK2.
    CPU: Intel i5-4690K
    Mobo: ASUS Z97-AR
    Ram: 8GB 1600MHz
    Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 1080 SC
  • jtelferjtelfer Posts: 109
    Art3mis
    Luciferous wrote:
    so we could print it off at a 3D printing company

    I wouldn't. I've done a lot of work with consumer-grade 3D printing over the last year and you're likely to have issues with strength. You could design in bracing for the main case, but coming up with a robust hinge and closure design that will stand repeated use will be difficult.

    You may also get issues with the very fine particles that get created during printing and are bound to be inside whatever you get printed somewhere - they'd be almost certain to get inside your rift I'd think. You'll also need a fairly large volume print service if you're going to print a case anything like the DK1 case.

    For all the hassle and cost of going down that route it's probably easier to pick up a flight case and cut the foam :)
  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 1,595
    Project 2501
    Ok thanks for the replies looks like its a non starter then. :(
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