Gridfinity Box For Stuff (BFS) - 20 BIN Ver2.3

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Gridfinity Box For Stuff (BFS) - 20 BIN Ver2.3

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0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 15% infill
0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 15% infill
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Ever needed to get your stuff together, y'know, get it all together and put it in a box, all your stuff, so it's all together?  Well I did, so I made this thing.  It's a Box For Stuff, which will hold twenty 1x1 Gridfinity bins (all together).  The cases are now available in 6U, 9U and 12U (tall) sizes.

 

The files here have been updated to Version 2.3 with the following improvements:

  • Thicker and wider gasket
  • New mounting cleat system (which can be previewed on this design)
  • No changes to the overall dimensions of the case
  • Available in 6U, 9U and 12U deep sizes

The old V2.1 and v1.0 files can still be found here.

 

This case requires the following hardware:

 

(2) M3 x 12mm SHCS  (these hold the latch “cleats” to the top of the case)
(4) M3 x 20mm SHCS (two of these are for the handle and the others are for the latches)
(4) M3 x 25mm SHCS (these are used for the hinges)
(2) M3 x 30mm SHCS (these are used for the latches)
(80) 6x2mm Cylinder Magnets - OPTIONAL (I used 6x3mm, which seem to work OK too)
(SHCS = Socket Head Cap Screws)

 

There are three sizes of bases (6U, 9U and 12U) and two versions of each size included, one is “plain” and the other has a groove for a TPU/TPE gasket.  I printed the TPE gasket version using Esun TPE 83A, and although it's an improvement over the typical 95A TPU, it is not watertight.  So I think the gasket is only going to be helpful with a much softer TPU (or possibly by filling the groove with soft silicone).  It's very hard to make a print watertight without sealing it anyway, but I'm open to suggestions on improving the gasket design.  I still prefer the gasket bases, and it does not cause any functional issues to use it (or not).

 

If printing the gasket version of the base, I recommend that you test that your printer can run TPU/TPE without issues first.  I used a softer eSun TPE 83A filament and had to uncoil the TPE off the spool when I ran the gaskets, since the friction of the spool rollers and bowden were enough to cause problems.  The pic below shows my setup for running this TPE.  I used a short length of bowden in the extruder, and then I just unspooled the required length of filament (about 6m), and carefully laid it out beside the printer (off the spool).  For the eSun TPE 83A, I used the “Generic TPU” profile in BambuStudio, with the “Max Volumetric Speed” set to 1.5 mm^3/s, and used the engineering plate (with gluestick).  The temp for the plate can be set down lower like 20°C after the first layer.

The cap of a sharpie is the tool I use to press the TPU gasket into place.  I used some slicone sealant in the gasket groove prior to setting the gasket in place.  The gasket is not symmetrical 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.  

 

Included in the 3MF are two versions of the latch clasps, since some folks have had problems with them in the past.  There is the regular version which is named “20B-V2-3_3H_LATCHES_L-R.stl”, and a slightly longer version “20B-V2-3_4K_LATCHES_L-R_LONGER.stl”, which has a “B” embossed on the frame.  If you have problems, do not force the latches, try the longer version of post in the comments and let me know, since some folks have cracked their lids by forcing the latches.    

 

Finally, there are three versions of the labels for the front of the case.  The first is designed to be used with 12mm Brother P-Touch (or similar) labels.  The second is a multi-color label using with a “BoxForStuff” logo.   And finally, there is a plain label included, in case you want to use the slicer tools to add embossed text to it.


I have 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.  

 

The 10 plate 3MF (based on a Bambu X1C with 0.4mm nozzle) has all the parts arranged and set up for printing.  If using TPE for the gasket, see the notes above about changing the filament settings for it.  If you use TPU, the default settings will work OK.  

 

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)

 

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!

 

Change log:

6/29/2024: Uploaded the latest version 2.3 (rev 4K).

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I decided to try a tackle box for the fun of it. Printed well in all PETG.
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Wow, I love it! Being able to add text in the slicer is really useful.
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I love the functionality of box and ability to be able to mount. I had to downsize by 80% to fit on an Anycubic Kobra 2 Pro. Changed from using M3 SHCS to M2 SHCS Printed the Latches and Handles using ASA Filament and worked Great. Keep up the Great Work. Insert trays downscaled to 80% to match which prevented from being able to print the lids.
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That's super cool, I did not think they would be scaled (since that changes the gridfinity parameters), but it looks great. There is a 4x4 version available, which I think should fit your printer with a few mm to spare: https://makerworld.com/en/models/386034#profileId-286398 https://makerworld.com/en/models/386041#profileId-286401
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Hm, i'm new in ths gridfinity game. i hope i can do my own inlay for a tool perhaps and then get this into this box.
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Once you get started with Gridfinity, it's hard to stop lol. If you want a quick primer on adding text, I made an animation for another Gridfinity design which goes through the steps in the slicer to set up a text inlay. You can find that here: https://www.mystoopidstuff.com/blog/version-21-update-coming-soon-for-the-large-lidded-gridfinity-bins Because the steps are intended for the large bins, it's not one to one for adding text to a case, but the steps are basically the same.
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Do the gridfinity boxes snap into this holder, or are they only kept in with the magnets?
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Hi, gridfinity bins generally do not snap into the base grids, they more or less set into the base grids. The magnets can help hold bins in place however they are optional. I generally do not use magnets in my cases, since the bins will stay in place, as long as the bins are tall enough to fit the case (or a stack of bins is tall enough). That means, if you print a 6U case and use 6U or 2x3U bins stacked, they will remain in place when the lid is closed. For a 12U case, you would need to use a 12U bin or stack 2x6U, or a 3U+9U bin, in order for them to remain in place when the lid is closed. The pics below are from my other cases, but they show how the bin stacking would work to fill up the cases. The blue case is a 12U tall version, which has two tiers of 6U bins (some were removed in the pics, but it shows how they stack). I use a 6U 20 bin case (an older design) to hold my M3 SHCS screw collection, and with the lid closed, the bins are secure. Basically if the unit is filled vertically, the bins will remain captured by the lid and base grids when the case is closed up.
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