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Rugged Storage Box ~ IP52

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3D model description

A tough little box to protect your delicate electronics or valuables when you are out and about. The lid snaps into place very firmly. I designed the clips to provide some static load, to keep the two halves firmly together. The interlocking seal helps to keep dust out, and offers some protection against water ingress.

To open it, carefully lift both clips on one side at the same time. Intentionally, it can't be opened by lifting one clip at a time.

How water resistant this is will depend very much on how you print it. I printed this with 3 perimeters and four top layers. I filled the bottom half with water and found no sign of leaking, even after a few hours. Nevertheless, if you want to leave it in the rain for an extended period I'd recommend sealing the outside by painting it. Also, the interlocking seal will only protect against rain properly when it is in the upright position.

This will print without supports, as shown in the attached image. The clips extend from the base at 65 degrees, which should be fine for most printers.

Printed at 1 to 1 scale, the internal dimensions are 120mm L x 70mm W x 62mm H, with a 15mm radius in the corners.

I can confirm this works well printed down to 60% scale.
I've also added a version 1a lid, with slightly thickened sections around the neck of the clips.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2019/01/21 at 15:48



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