Gridfinity 3x2 Watch Case (12U)

Gridfinity 3x2 Watch Case (12U)

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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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Description

This is a case designed to hold three watches using the Gridfinity system.  

 

I recommend using three of my remixed 1x2 Gridfinity Watch Holders with this case, linked below.  

https://makerworld.com/en/models/469735#profileId-379169

There is also a single watch case (pictured below), which is similar to this one.  You can find it at the link below:

https://www.printables.com/model/885705-gridfinity-1x2-watch-case-version-20-12u

 

Although this is designed as a 12U case, it will not fit bins, due to the way the lid is designed.  It is specifically designed as a watch case.  Although there is only a gasket version, it will also work without a gasket.  The gasket will not make it water tight, since there are too many factors that go into a water tight print and gasket.  If you have any suggestions on how to make a more water resistant gasket, please let me know.  

 

The width of each watch slot is 45.9mm for the center, and 46.8mm for the outside slots, at the approximate location where the crown would sit (if the watch is placed in the case facing front).  There is a bit more room if the watch is faced backwards.

Additionally, this watch case may look rugged, but please do not put your watch in it, and expect that it will keep it safe if it's rolled around.  The TPU liner in the lid helps to stabilize the watch holders, and may help protect the watches, but without the liner, expect that the watches will be able to move side to side.

 

Since printing the prototype in the pics, I made only one change to the design, which was to raise the “curbs” for each of the watch holders.  They are now a bit taller to better support the sides of the bins, which should make them more stable from rocking.

 

Assembly and Materials:

There is a build guide on my blog with some tips on assembly.  The instructions are for a case with more features, but it shows how to assemble the latches and hinges. 

 

This case requires the following hardware:

 

(2) M3 x 12mm SHCS  (these hold the latch “cleats” to the top of the case)
(2) M3 x 20mm SHCS (for the latches)
(2) M3 x 30-35mm SHCS (for the hinges)
(2) M3 x 30mm SHCS (for the latches)
(24) 6x2mm Cylinder Magnets (optional but recommended)
(SHCS = Socket Head Cap Screws)

 

Printing:

I have included a 3MF with the files set up on plates, which should help with printing.  

 

PLA can be used for the boxes, but PETG is recommended for the latches.  

 

The gasket and lid insert should be run in TPU (though it will still close without a gasket as well).  A 3MF 6 plate profile is included.  It uses the following settings:

  • PLA for most parts, but PETG for the latches and TPU for the gasket and lid insert
  • 0.4mm X1 Carbon profile
  • 3 Walls
  • Arachne wall generator
  •  inner/outer/inner for the wall ordering
  • 15% Rectilinear infill, with infill combination enabled
  • Tree Supports (optional, but enabled since some folks will need them)
  • Textured PEI build plate

AMS is not required, but here is how it is set up in the profile:

1 = PETG- ESun Solid Orange
2 = PLA - Duramic White
3 = PLA - Polymaker Galaxy Blue Polylite PLA
4 = PLA - Duramic Gray
5 = TPU - Overture White, shore 95A (this is the non-AMS spool on the back)

 

There is a blank label included.  You can add your own text to this label using the text tool in the slicer.  There is also a label designed to be used with 12mm Brother P-Touch (or similar) labels. 

 

Note that TPU is required for the gasket and the lid insert (with the hexagons). 

 

Tips and Other Stuff:

TPU can stick very well to bare textured PEI, and become difficult to remove.  Therefore I recommend that you test that your printer can run TPU without issues first.  Although the 3MF is set up for a textured PEI plate, please use a smooth or the Bambu Engineering plate if possible for the TPU gasket, and apply glue as a release agent. 

 

To install the gasket, I used the cap of a sharpie to press the TPU gasket into place.  The gasket has grooves on top, so make sure to verify the position before installing it  Start by pressing in the middle of the gasket along all 4 sides, then once it's set in position, press in the corners. 

 

I included some optional cleats, which slide into the back of the case and could be used to help secure it.  I would not recommend hanging the case from a wall though, but that may be possible.  There is a plain version of the cleat, and one with holes for #8 wood screws.

 

 

Other stuff:

 

If you need some bins for small parts, the following bins with covers are a good option to use with the Box For Stuff 20 bin and 25 bin cases (or other 6U tall cases):

  1. 1 compartment 2x1 (3U, 6U, 9U) bin with a magnet pickup tool
  2. 1x1, 1x2 (3 Compartment) and 1x4 (6Compartment) bins with lids (6U) - version 2.1
  3. 1x2, 1x3, 1x4 (6U, 9U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0
  4. 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 (6U, 9U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0
  5. 3x3, 3x4 (6U, 9U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0
  6. 4x4, 4x5 (6U, 9U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0

If you want to check out my other Gridfinity cases, you can find them at the links below:

  1. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 20 bin (6U)
  2. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 25 bin (6U) (max size for a Bambu X1C/P1S)
  3. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 16 bin (6U) (Ender 3 size)
  4. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 16 bin - 12U deep version (Ender 3 size)
  5. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 2 bin (6U) (small test version)

 

Additionally, there are some alternate latch parts which may help if you do not have the M3x30mm screws or have difficulty installing the latch “cleat”.

 

There are currently no authorized sellers of prints of this design. 

 

If you find these models useful, please post a like or a comment with some pics of your prints.

You can find the other things I'm working on at my blog here. You can also follow me here or on Printables to see what new stuff I post. If you would like to support my work, you can Buy Me A Coffee using this link:

 

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mystoopidstuff

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Hello, Thank you for sharing your design. It printed very well for me, but I have one question. How in the world do you get the honeycomb insert to go into the top without having to force or beat on it to get it to set in all the way into the top?
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Hi, the honeycomb insert should be printed from TPU or TPE (flexible filaments). It should not require much force to put it in place.
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Replying to @mystoopidstuff :
Thank you… I messed up because I assumed that the insert was PLA and only the seal was TPU, so of course, I printed it in PLA. And, no, I didn't pay attention to the fact that the build plate with the insert and seal on it said TPU in its label. Thank you again, for sharing, for your reply and for not laughing to hard at me for not paying attention to what was on the screen in front of me when I sent the print to my X1C….
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Replying to @ccraven :
Thanks for pointing that out, I will add some text to the description to call out the TPU parts. Btw, I have a couple larger cases which I'm testing, and they will have three TPU parts (an additional TPU insert in the base): https://www.mystoopidstuff.com/blog/a-couple-more-watch-cases-in-the-works
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I would love a 2 watch version of this !
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Not really a v2 of this one (yet), but there is a 4x and 8x in the works. I'm testing the 8x design now. https://www.mystoopidstuff.com/blog/a-couple-more-watch-cases-in-the-works Oops I misread that as a v2. I think a 2 watch version would be difficult due to the space or the latch (if it had 2 latches they would be too close and one latch would look strange).
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great model!
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Thanks! (and thanks for the Boost too!)
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