Introduction: 3D Printed Sunglasses Storage
I have a problem - I buy many sunglasses. All cheap, all indispensable. They were becoming a huge pile and a huge annoyance.
3D printer to the rescue.
I have a rack of shelves that has a side that is handy to access and not doing much that could be considered useful - why not attach some form of sunglass holder to the side?
Step 1: Find Appropriate Location
I found that a good spacing was 75mm wide, 170mm height (roughly 3' x 6 1/2').
The Ikea shelves shown were perfect for my plan of a grid 5 sunglasses wide.
Step 2: Print Hooks
I did a few tests and came up with the attached design. It's a simple rounded hook that is offset from where it's attached.
I've included models for the single hook as well as 8-pack of hooks so printing can be done quicker. I have an older 3D printer (thing-o-matic) and the heated bed is loosing adhesion - so I use "ears" on my prints. I attached version of the single and 8-pack that have ears.
The Openscad source is also attached.
Step 3: Attach Hooks
Map out the location for the hooks. Drill a single guide hole at each position on the grid. Using a 1/2' #10-12 screw, attach the hook through one of the eyelets (don't over tighten). Once firm, make sure the hook is nice and level and drill the second guide hole. Screw it!
Step 4: Hang Your Sunglasses!
So much neater.