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Has anybody ever modeled up the sail panel before? I want to make some custom ones for a tweeter mount and started to, but I'm not that great with curves and such, lol. If not, may have to spend a whole lotta time tryin.
 

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It might be more efficient to have the panel scanned by someone with a 3 dimensional scanner in order to create the shape file, which could then be modified to accommodate the speaker.
 

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It might be more efficient to have the panel scanned by someone with a 3 dimensional scanner in order to create the shape file, which could then be modified to accommodate the speaker.
Excellent point. Who here as a 3D scanner. :)

I don't know how well the DIY methods are, such as 3D printing a platform and using a phone, or using an Xbox kinect is for this, but I might research those options a bit.
 

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N4S Why don't you organise it.
If you incur any costs you could make a small charge for the stl files until you recoup your money.

We could perhaps start a fund to pay for the scanning/designing of common parts that would benefit the community ;?

I'll put $50 into that if someone want's to take it on for the forum.
I plan on starting 80% nylon 20% carbon fiber pieces to replace. Metal parts. Once we build a heated enclosure for my printer we I'll be able to print engine components and transmission parts highly dropping weight. My designer gets back after Christmas so we can start scanning and testing design concepts if you are interested
 

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This thread is to list any available 3D printed parts for the G1 Insight.

If you know of anything G1 related please add it to the list.
Feel free to start a new thread for the G2 in the appropriate section.
Many thanks to the contributors who have designed things so far!

G1 Desktop model
Honda Insight G1 by prototypist - Thingiverse

G1 Rear hatch acutuator (Original version)
Honda Insight Gen 1 hatch actuator little blue plastic piece by prototypist - Thingiverse

G1 Rear hatch actuator (Improved version)
http://snk.to/f-c7jeos03

G1 Air cleaner box clips
air cleaner box clip by prototypist - Thingiverse

G1 Fuel filler cap
Honda Insight Fuel Filler Cap Hanger by petropixel - Thingiverse

G1 Obdiic&c case
http://www.insightcentral.net/forums/attachments/general-news-discussion/9530d1386092330-3d-printed-project-cases-obdiic-c_case.zip
Hello everyone, here's a little something to add to the list. I designed these molding clips to replace the original ones that break during the A-pillar molding removal process to fix the wet seat problem on the G1 Insight. This is a potentially viable solution for people experiencing the issue, who have access to a 3D printer. The clips are best printed out of a relatively flexible, yet durable and heat resistant material like nylon.

 

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I have a printer and soft PLA little harder than silicone
I wouldn't suggest printing anything meant for automotive use from any kind of PLA, period. Trust me, learned it the hard way on my own mistakes. You can try if you want, but PLA is notorious for cracking in temperatures below freezing and melting in the heat of summer.
 

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I have seen a few requests for the battery switch lock (little red piece that block you from turn off or back on the IMA battery)

Any one savvy enough to model that?

Also I would still like to try to get the rear speaker mount/covers 3d modeled....
 

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Yeah, the little red piece would be super easy, unfortunately, I don't have that piece anymore. I got rid of it when I was switching my battery on and off after grid charging. Figured it wasn't that useful. If you can ship me one I can model it and send it back maybe?
 

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Yeah, the little red piece would be super easy, unfortunately, I don't have that piece anymore. I got rid of it when I was switching my battery on and off after grid charging. Figured it wasn't that useful. If you can ship me one I can model it and send it back maybe?
Ha, I just sold one of my insights and think it was the only one with that installed. I will have to check the other one.
 

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I have seen a few requests for the battery switch lock (little red piece that block you from turn off or back on the IMA battery)

Any one savvy enough to model that?

Also I would still like to try to get the rear speaker mount/covers 3d modeled....
I could model the battery switch lock, just don't have the time at the moment.
 

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I have a 4-axis (X, Y, Z + rotary) cnc Sherline mill that I recently got up and running, calibrated in centimeters, you know... because logic/common sense > inches. If there is a small part someone needs machined from aluminum or plastic, I would be willing to try, at least as a learning exercise. I do CAD/CAM in Fusion360 and Mach4 runs the G-code. This has some similarities to 3D printing, but the finished parts have a much wider stable temperature range and tensile strength depending on the material.
 

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Excellent point. Who here as a 3D scanner. :)

I don't know how well the DIY methods are, such as 3D printing a platform and using a phone, or using an Xbox kinect is for this, but I might research those options a bit.
DIY 3d scanners are mostly garbage. Yes, it is very cheap and it is interesting to make such a project itself, but these 3D scanners have a very low resolution and the quality of 3D models is very poor. The best thing they can do is scan a small object with a lot of errors and gaps. For example, here is a DIY 3D scanner project for $30. The next level is 3D scanning with low-budget 3D sensors ($100-300) using professional 3D software (Artec3D, Skanect). In this case, you can get a decent accuracy of scanning (if you certainly have patience and understand exactly what you need to do to get a good 3D scan). Moreover, there are companies offering services in 3D scanning of any objects.
 
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