Amazing Gridfinity M3 Bolt Sorter

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Amazing Gridfinity M3 Bolt Sorter

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normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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Gridfinity 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Gridfinity 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 10% gyroid infill
0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 10% gyroid infill
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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This amazing automatic M3 bolt sorter is designed for the specific bolts you can see in the picture. I don't know how it works with other M3 bolts, but feel free to try. :)

 

I also added a Gridfinity version.

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Well, the thing is: to sort all of my mixed M3 bolts I'll have to pick them myself one by one and to sort them using this "machine" I'll have to do the same plus I'll have to wait patiently for the longer bolts to roll down the slope. Sieve-like helpers made to sort M2, M3, M5 etc. nuts will actually save time and this piece of equipment rather not.
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I don't try to save the world here. Some people enjoy the design others don't.
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Replying to @user_2604824920 :
Cheers!
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You could've sorted 5 screws in the time it took to type and send this. Oh my, I could've sorted 2 😝
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normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Printed great, thanks Be great if you designed a m2 and m4 size.
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I am pretty sure 12mm long m4 screws are also 12mm long 😜 Seriously though: did you try it with other screws?
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Replying to @pandabrain :
the head is to big to fit in the channel to roll in
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normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
This is really awesome thank you. I wonder if there is a way to add on something that allows you to funnel a few screws at a time ?
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Thank you for sharing! I'm working on something like that.
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Replying to @LayerLux3D :
That would be amazing. Some kind of hopper that flips them around the right way. Probably significantly more challenging to get working than this, though. Good luck. I'll give you a follow to see if you manage it.
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When the assorted packs of these arrive in the post, they often arrive all jumbled up and in the cheapest plastic case which hasn't survived shipping. If you are dealing with alot of these, this design is perfect.. no more or less than it needs to be. Gather around kiddies.. M3 is the perfect printing size. Large enough that holes printed in any orientation on any printer don't need messing around with tolerances. Small enough that they aren't overkill and don't get in the way on most designs. For almost any purpose, there is no need to go bigger because at this point your plastic is going to bend or break way before your bolts will. So unless you have a specific need for something very tiny or very large and chunky, stick to M3 in every design and make your life simple. Then print this design to save you the sorting dance. Thanks so much for uploading this design.
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Thank you! I could not described that better! I just recently picked up the M3 bolts in my designs and I love it. Exactly as you stated. They are the perfect size. Because I do a lot of prototyping and assembling and disassembling, I need to put the bolts back. It was always a pain to be precise and put the bolts back in the right tray and next time not mistakenly take out the wrong one. All these problems are gone, and the size is also printed on the sorter to quickly take out the right bolt.
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Awesome response! the shows that responses do matter has this is what prompted me to print this!
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I'd agree for printing, M3 is great, but I have screws to sort from other hobby adventures, everything from m1.4-m5 so having other versions to accommodate other sizes would be super helpful (or even just other top section for the smaller sizes)
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Gridfinity 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
great print!
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normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
super
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 10% gyroid infill
very good. did not follow very clear instructions to use a smooth plate. will have to reprint but awesome find
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Gridfinity 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
I'm a father to a toddler, and husband to a very pregnant wife. It's not about saving time, it's about saving my brain from having to think and try to sort through my hardware. I will say, this printed like absolute crap... But I think it's my fault. I think I either changed some setting I shouldn't have or used some weird filament. Once I cleaned it up this worked great. Awesome model, and awesome break for my rotting brain!
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normal Version 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
do you even rolls your nuts bro?
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Great print - simply works - colored manually with a fineliner. Printing instructions would be great!
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