3D Printing

3D Printed Parts

The parts in this kit are designed to be 3D printed with FDM based machines. STL files are oriented to print "as is". Parts require tight tolerances that might need setting adjustments. Reference the suggested settings below.

Settings

Use these settings as reference. Values listed were used in Ultimaker's CURA slicing software.

  • 0.2mm Layer Height / 0.4mm nozzle
  • 0.38mm Line Width (inner & outer widths)
  • 40mm/s printing speed
  • 20% infill
  • Supports: No

CAD Source

The Fusion 360 source file is included and features original sketches and feature timeline along with easily editable user parameters. The parts can further be separated into small pieces for fitting on printers with smaller build volumes. Note: the STEP file is included for other 3D surface modeling programs such as Onshape, Solidworks and Rhino.

Headband & Pad

The bottom cover features slots on both sides for elastic bands. The slots are about 19mm (.75in) x 1.6mm (0.063in).

Use the head-pad.stl part as a bumper and glue onto the back of the bottom cover. It features a curve with drafted angles to follow the contour of a person's forehead.

Adjustable Strap

Create an adjustable strap using 0.75in thick elastic band. I got this spool of black elastic banding from amazon. It's 11 yards long, so you can make a few!

Use 0.75in tri-glide buckles to adjust the length of the strap. Insert the ends through the loops and slip to adjust.

Adafruit CAD Parts

If you'd like to use our 3D model of the Adafruit MONSTER M4SK, you can download the file from our github repo.

Our github repo hosts tons of adafruit boards and components. Feel free to create a pull request to request new models.

Layer by Layer

Interested in CAD tutorials? Check out the playlist on YouTube – There's over 100 of them! My personal favorite is the snap fit tutorial for cases and enclosures. 

Lens Holder

40mm convex lenses can be used to create a budging eye effect. These can be secured to the Monster M4SK PCB using the lens-holder.stl part.

Secured Lens

The lens holder press fits over the flange making a secure fit. This also blocks a the reflect from the edge of glass or plastic.

Reflections

Note that the viewing angle of the displays will be reduced. Both plastic and glass will have some reflection and glare but that gives the eyes a more "wet" look.

Metric M2.5 x 12mm

Use four M2.5 x 12mm long screws and hex nuts. Use two screws for each lens holder.

Mounting Holes

The lens holders are mirrored. Reference the photo for correct placement of the mounting holes. 

This guide was first published on Sep 10, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 10, 2019. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Sep 16, 2019.