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Tint Tube Tops and Bases for 3D Printer

Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by lithgowlights, Jun 22, 2015.

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    Just a quick and nasty cover for the tint tubes. These are a tight fit for the tubes I have here, but in reality I would a little silastic to hold them in place as they are only 5mm thick in total, with 1/2 going down the tube. The bases are the same, but have a small slot to allow cables to enter the tube. I plan on using the bases as in previous years I have had grass grow up inside the tubes, so that should minimise or stop it entirely.

    Files are over at Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:892294
     

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    Great idea. They would look really nice in 50mm also. ;)
     
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    Send me 20 50mm Tubes in 2m lengths and I'll send you some ends :)
     
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    I have and now I have not tubes left lol
     
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    Will you be selling or willing to sell any of these? At what price?
     
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    I wont be, but they are on Thingiverse so if anyone does print them and sell, I'll have my cut please... 25% of whats left over after filament and postage costs are taken out :)
     
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    Ok, I am having a brain fart right now....Tint Tube? Got a gut feeling what I think it is but can't find a construction thread here about them.
     
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    Rofl, I guess I didn't really know what they were!! Hmm... we have a couple tinting business around here. Think I may have to visit them and see if they got any laying around or will hold em.

    I am thinking they would look cool with a ball on top like what folks are doing with 4" PVC to make north poles.

    Maybe throw a red stripe around one so it looks nice during the day and at night the stripe would be black and show with the LEDs in the tube.
     
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    That's exactly what I plan on doing next season to replace the old PVC pipe poles with a glass top as they are starting to regularly fail.

    I hope to be able to create a frosted top that I can put some LED's inside, and have it 3D printed on the Wombot thanks to the 250mm print bed. Still playing with a design for that, but I have plenty of time to get it right :)
     

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