3D Printing, Programming

Today’s Functional Print: Wire Cube Plastic Connector

In today’s “hey, that’s actually useful” news, I’ve printed a connector for assembling wire cube shelving. The shelves are shipped as a stack of identical wire squares that come together with round plastic connectors, allowing you to build customized shelves, like this one:

wire-cube-shelving

We bought some at a garage sale, but we were two connectors short of a full set. I designed the replacement in OpenSCAD and printed each one in about an hour and twenty minutes.

connector-on-bed

The finished print with support material still attached.

connector-off-bed

After removing support material.

connector-in-place

Amazon sells 4-packs of these connectors for $6.44, so the retail value of this print was $1.61.

The OpenSCAD script and STL file are available on GitHub.

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