3D printing: KitchenAid adapter for soda stream

img kitchenaid soda adaptor

3D-Print: KitchenAid Adapter for Sodastream

Our KitchenAid Sodastream looks very chic, so beautiful in black / silver:

img kitchenAid Soda

After some Problems at the beginning it works very well now. Bubbles our excellent Bühlertäler tap water. However, it has a small flaw: there is no suitable glass bottle for this model.

Neither Sodastream nor the Kitchenaid manufacturer provide suitable products for this purpose. That’s a pity, so it was obvious to see if there is a suitable adapter with which smaller standard glass bottles with standard threaded fasteners can be docked to the kitchenaid connection.

First I tried the following part:available on thingiverse:

img sodastream v2 threadedpart
That was also very straightforward and easy to print. After testing i found out, only for sodastream with screw thread suitable, so not for our KitchenAid sodastream.

Next thing i tried was this:
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Also not suitable for our kitchenaid, because the lower edge was missing for the gripping arm.

Unfortunately so, nothing suitable for our device was available on thingiverse.com as stockpart. That’s why I took the appropriate measurements, first from the Kitchenaid / Sodastream bottleneck:

img Flaschenhals kitchenAid

then from the bottleneck of a smaller lemonade glass bottle:

img Flaschenhals Limonadenflasche

With these measurements, I was able to use the CAD software fusion360 to construct a suitable adapter that makes the glass bottle fit the Kitchenaid connection. The result is prepared for 3D printing as an STL file available here on thingiverse.com for download .

As printing material i recommend a material as stable as possible such as ABS or similar to give the adapter the necessary strength and stability. Support material or brims / rafts for print-to-bed adhesion are not required for printing. The print resolution should not be set too low due to the modeled thread, I have made good experiences with 0.15mm at 0.3mm nozzle size.

IMPORTANT !!
Please be careful when using the adapter. The Sodastream is a pressure device, and applying rapid pressure to a device not meant for such things can cause explosions and severe injury !!
I may not be held responsible for any damage or injury that may occur when using the adapter. Use at your own risk !

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone cases for flexible filament

For my smartphone Galaxy Note 4 i’ve already tried many cases to print and use. Pretty much everything that’s offered on thingiverse at designs, I’ve tried. So far, unfortunately, there was none created/designed especially for flexible filament like TPU or similar.
That’s why I created this design with the Fusion360 software. Since I am not yet a Fusion360 professional, it was also a very good training to familiarize myself with this very complex CAD tool.

After several hours I had created the first case and already printed. Looks very good and it fits very well, the flexible filament is ideal for such purposes as it is very good and easy to process (almost like PLA), but on the other hand has really just the flexbility needed for such purposes.

Below are some pictures of the design printed with TPU in different shades:

I have now published the design on thingiverse, it can be found under the following link:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3474919

In order to change the backside with logos, font, icons, smilies or similar, I created another design with fusion360, which has a cutout in the back. This section can then be provided with a separate inset separately created with fusion360, which then contains the respective logo or icon.

Here are some pictures of how it might look like when printed:

 

The grid structure is not implemented in the design but comes out by settings of the CURA Slicer (Zero Top- / Bottomlayer).

This design is also published on thingiverse and can be found here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3475001

The flexible TPU filament from sainsmart was easy to print with my delta 3D printer anycubic Kossel Linear Plus. The printing speed was set to low speed (20mm / s) to avoid filament jamming at the extruder.

Phoneholder for car vents

For a long time was looking for a suitable and easy to print smartphone holder for the car. The design should be as flexible as possible adaptable to different smartphone dimensions, be stable and easily removable. For the latter requirement, I finally arrived at the attachment to the ventilation slot, in which case, in particular, the stable design and solid print of the attachment is important.

At #Thingiverse I found what i was looking for. The selected design consists of a total of 4 parts, is very easy to put together and meets all my needs. In addition, it also looks nice, or can be customized by color of the filament to the individual needs or the color environment in the car. Another advantage is that all parts are only plugged together and thus quite simply everything can be disassembled again, or, for example, the attachment to the venting slot can be printed several times and the rest can then be simply relocated as needed in the car. In my BMW 225xe there are ventilation openings in the dashboard on both the driver’s side and the passenger side, and there are also suitable openings in the middle. I will therefore print the attachment directly in the appropriate amount and then attach to the openings, so then depending on the needs Samrtphone holder can be attached to the various places in the car.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so below is my printed object as I mounted it on the driver’s side:

This is how it looks when my smartphone is plugged into the holder:

Overall, everything is very stable during the ride, nothing wobbles or makes noises, even during fast cornering, there are no problems. Below is the link to my make on thingiverse:

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:578480

F35-style phone-stand

Printed this nice phone stand scaled bigger with some cheap pla filament in transparent and grey with filament change, needed some few support structures, took about 5 1/2 hours to print on my anycubic i3 mega, but result was worth it.

Link to the design on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1246350