My simple "Life Hack". Some use activity trackers for the usual, track my steps, track my calories burned... I wear my activity tracker primarily to assist me in remembering to take specific medications to prevent anti-rejection of my Kidney received through Kidney transplant. Because I'm required to take medications at a specific time for the life of my Kidney, I rely on my device to remind me that it is time to take specific medications.
I created this simple holder for those days I don't want to wear the band that came with my tracker or I just want to switch things up a bit. So I created this simple holder that I can attach to my clothing using a large safety pin.
Materials I Use
- 3D Printer (Rostock Max V2 and PowerSpec Pro)
- Filament: (ABS, Flexible Filament, Nylon, PETG and PLA)
- Apps Autodesk Products (123D, TinkerCAD, MeshMixer, Fusion 360, NetFab) most are free versions*.
Step 1: Designing the Holder
I measured my STRIIV without the band attached. It's designed with a curvy bottom because I wanted a contoured look. You can get a little creative when you design the hole for your safety pin. Because there is a flat edge you can connect shapes. I selected a circle I thought that would give my safety pin room to move. If you decide on another shape, you will have to put a hole through your shape for the safety pin.
For this project I used a combination of applications:
- TinkerCAD (very easy to use if you don't have experience using CAD applications)
- Fusion 360
- NetFab (Free Version)
Step 2: 3D Printing My Design
After I had the design the way I wanted, I printed it on my PowerSpec Pro.Some information that might be helpful:
Printer: PowerSpec Pro
Material: Flexible Filament
Print Speed: 70%
Bed Temperature: 55 degrees C
Number Shells: 3
Speed While Extruding: 40mm/s
Speed While Traveling: 100mm/s
Notes: Went kind of high on the temperature! Sometimes my flexible filament does not stick. It was slightly difficult to remove the raft and support material but overall I am pleased with the results. You might want to play around with the position of the holder to see if you can print needing little or no support or rafting. This is a "Work in Progress". Thanks for letting me share this with you.