Store your spools of wire with this 3D printed carousel caddy! Holds up to six mini wire spools and spins! Get your practical 3D printing on with this handy organizer. I leave spools of wire on the table and it’s kinda messy so I finally made myself a little wire spool holder. I designed it to spin freely for no particular reason other than it looks cool. I also added these little notches that can be used to hold the wires in place. The carousel can hold up to 6 spools of wire which is enough to hold all the different colors in the Adafruit store.
I designed the base of the holder around these spools so they’ll fit precisely. It’s parametrically driven so it’s easy to update the design for different sizes. I printed them in PLA and thoroughly tested the tolerances so I went through several iterations.
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The spool holder carousel assembly was designed in Fusion 360. This can be downloaded in different formats like STEP, SAT and more.
I setup several users parameters that will allow the tolerances to be easily adjusted. For example you can change the size of the ball bearing and wire spools.
- diameter – the size of the spool holders base
- gap – Not used but for tolerance clearance on snap fit features
- outerRing – The diameter of the ball bearings inner ring
- innerRing – The diameter of the bearings outer ring
- SpoolPeg – The diameter of the peg holders