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kabuki-mist
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Headband with strap buckle

Hi all,

I've taken a swing at a version of the headband with a buckle rather than just a nub for the elastic to attach to.  I've printed it and it works great, but I'm new to 3d modeling, so I'm not sure if there are any ways to optimize it.  The print time seems a bit long to me compared to the original model, so I'm open to suggetstions.

I created this version of the mask for a couple reasons:

  1. I had an abundance of elastic without button holes in it, and slicing it to fit it over the original mask's nub was causing a lot of fraying.  I wanted a solution that'd work for normal elastic bands.
  2. My wife is an ER nurse and was concerned about the porous nature of the elastic and how difficult it might be to sanitize.  I figured with a buckle, the whole thing could easily be detatched & thrown in a wash separate from the mask  pretty easily.

For anyone that's interested, I've posted the gcode here: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857/user-gcodes

Posted : 05/04/2020 2:07 pm
kabuki-mist
(@kabuki-mist)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Headband with strap buckle

Here's my test print in PLA (PETG order is still in-transit)

Posted : 05/04/2020 4:38 pm
avsfan
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RE: Headband with strap buckle

Can you provide the source files? I have some petg I would like to use to print one of these. 

Posted : 06/04/2020 2:23 pm
kabuki-mist
(@kabuki-mist)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Headband with strap buckle

Happy to.  I struggled, a bit, with where to post it.  The forum only allows me to upload images/videos and the user files section of prusa3d only allows gcode files.  Neither allows me to post the stl file.

I wound up just creating a thing for it here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4266286

Posted : 06/04/2020 8:22 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
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RE: Headband with strap buckle

Use a zip file and post the compressed file...

regars Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 06/04/2020 8:31 pm
kabuki-mist
(@kabuki-mist)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Headband with strap buckle

 I tried that.  It scanned the zip, noticed the contents were unsupported & rejected it.

Posted : 06/04/2020 9:42 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: Headband with strap buckle

Do you mean, the forum would not load a zip file?

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I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 06/04/2020 10:23 pm
kabuki-mist
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Headband with strap buckle

I see my problem.  I was looking in the header for the controls to attach and while I tried all the add media buttons, I overlooked the attach file button floating all by its lonesome at the bottom.

Posted : 07/04/2020 4:58 am
JoanTabb
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RE: Headband with strap buckle

It takes a while to get comfortable with a new page format! 
regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 07/04/2020 11:03 am
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