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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #175 on: 20:28, 04 June 16 »
Cheapsters :D

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #176 on: 06:14, 25 June 16 »
The only issue I have with my printed cartridge case is it's very difficult to remove the Micro-SD. Not that I want to be doing that often anyway once I get direct USB I/O working.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #177 on: 14:48, 25 June 16 »
The only issue I have with my printed cartridge case is it's very difficult to remove the Micro-SD.
You may need longer nails  ;D
I must say that the recess to access the SD should be a bit deeper, but it's a tradeoff beween the accessibility and the shell width.
It's also linked to the precision I have when assembling the socket.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #178 on: 11:01, 28 June 16 »

Hello everybody,


we are running our monthly promotion again on All3DP - this time with a 5$-promotion.
Last time the link to the cartridge was not working, this time it should be o.k.
Try this link
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or see the related story for more background.
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The best results come with the material Polyamide polished (in any colour you wish).
The promotion is just running with our partner i.materialise. They deliver worldwide.
Please let me know, if you experience any problems.


Thanks and have fun with the 3D printed cartridge!
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #179 on: 17:19, 28 June 16 »
Hi! I would love to 3D print regular Cartridges for the CPC too. Is there an existing model that I can upload to such a 3D print company?

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #180 on: 20:21, 01 July 16 »
Hello everybody, we are running our monthly promotion again on All3DP - this time with a 5$-promotion.

THX!  :D

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #181 on: 13:39, 20 September 17 »
Is someone willing and able to modify the c4cpc case design to a CPC+ original cartridge design ? Or is there already one somewhere ?
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #182 on: 18:23, 20 September 17 »
Is someone willing and able to modify the c4cpc case design to a CPC+ original cartridge design ? Or is there already one somewhere ?
That something on my TODO list actually, may be time to change its priority  ;)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #183 on: 09:43, 25 July 18 »
Any news about this original case ?

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #184 on: 12:30, 25 July 18 »
I need one of each (C4CPC case and standard case).

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #185 on: 18:44, 25 July 18 »
Any news about this original case ?
Here it is (STL and freeCad files)
Can be ordered online on sculpteo :

edit : removed file and link. There is a error making original PCB not fitting.
« Last Edit: 18:53, 06 August 18 by gerald »

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #186 on: 20:00, 25 July 18 »
How fast !!! THank you Gerald, i will be able to put my GnG in real cart ;)




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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #187 on: 20:10, 25 July 18 »
How fast !!! THank you Gerald, i will be able to put my GnG in real cart ;)
Not that fast, the zip file is reqdy since may  :picard: :laugh:
You can thanks @shinning for regularly reminding me of that !

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #188 on: 18:55, 06 August 18 »
Just receive a test print and I forgot that I move the internal support : it now prevent the original PCB to fit (collision with the EPROM)
I'll upload a fixed version soon.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #189 on: 20:47, 11 August 18 »
@Gerald: Please keep in mind, that I had problems with the clips and the pcb-holder-pin, too. I've (for me) fixed cartridge-case, using one screw for hoding pcb and 4 screws for holding the 2 case parts together. See here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/after-the-c4cpc-is-there-a-demand-of-'classic'-plus-cartridges/msg161931/#msg161931


The case is basing of your great design but I've put many hours into it for making a case, which is suitable for me and my 3d-printer.



At the moment I'm not @home but I can upload my modified design next week. I do not know, how much the printing-costs are online, but if one or two people are interested in some cases (I do not want to make a big batch out of it) and online is expensive, I can print one (at the moment only black or this white/transparent, see pictures) for lets say 10€ including the 5 screws but excluding postage.
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #190 on: 20:48, 11 August 18 »
Edit: Found the files somewhere.
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #191 on: 21:00, 11 August 18 »
@Gerald: Please keep in mind, that I had problems with the clips and the pcb-holder-pin, too. I've (for me) fixed cartridge-case, using one screw for hoding pcb and 4 screws for holding the 2 case parts together. See here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/after-the-c4cpc-is-there-a-demand-of-'classic'-plus-cartridges/msg161931/#msg161931


The case is basing of your great design but I've put many hours into it for making a case, which is suitable for me and my 3d-printer.
Totally zapped this thread !
I have an excuse, I was in vacation  :D

Yes, I know that the clips are not playing good with FDM printing. The design is initially targeting SLS printing where Vinyl elasticity is used for that.
The recess for the original sticker or the C4CPC logo on the C4CPC case is also a problem for the FDM process.


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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #192 on: 21:05, 11 August 18 »
Yes, some design-aspects where not so suitable for FDM-printing but my solution works now, for me. Also I found a printable sticker, which fits the printed cartridge. It's now not like the original but compatible with original pcb...
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #193 on: 00:38, 12 August 18 »
I just had an FDM case made up as a test, pic attached, cost only £5 but unfortunately the finish is not good.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #194 on: 12:29, 03 September 18 »
I've just had some SLS printed shells made up from 3dprintuk (https://www.3dprint-uk.co.uk/).  Half the price of Shapeways and they've turned out well.  A bit of grey spray paint added to prevent the inevitable yellowing.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #195 on: 13:22, 03 September 18 »
It's Nylon, so it won't yellow, it will just suck up every bit of dirt and grease that comes near it :)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #196 on: 13:27, 03 September 18 »
It's Nylon, so it won't yellow, it will just suck up ever bit of dirt and grease that comes near it :)

Bryce.




That explains the lovely shade my C4CPC shell has gone then!

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #197 on: 20:20, 05 September 18 »
New version of the original cartridge shell, proof printed this time  ;D
Zip file contains stl file and freeCad file

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #198 on: 10:39, 06 September 18 »
New version of the original cartridge shell, proof printed this time  ;D
Zip file contains stl file and freeCad file


Nice!  I can stop hacking with a craft knife now  :)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #199 on: 12:17, 07 September 18 »
New version of the original cartridge shell, proof printed this time  ;D
Zip file contains stl file and freeCad file


The central support still appears in both halves in these files.  Shouldn't it have been removed in the top half or am I missing something?  :)