This evening i handed the bro my M99T fob to design and 3d Print a replacement button for it. i am aware you can 3d print rubbery items. but this has been designed for PLA. i do not know if it works with other materials.
this has been designed for PLA. i do not know if it works with other materials.
That's a nice bit of work! I think it'll work fine with other materials; just a case of having the machine setup and the 'slicer' calibrated for it. You could use TPU, but like any rubber there's different shore ratings. So I'd think you'd spend a bit of time and money finding one that's right. Plus PLA comes in loads of colours so you can coordinate to the car
The rubbery centre button of the later (round) M99 T2 fobs also disintegrates readily and the fobs are getting quite expensive to replace (£125 from Abacus Alarms). A much easier design to replicate, if the button is made without the text...
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sadly i dont have a round fob to test else id have modelled that too. im super fortunate to have the skills and access to kit to do small dev work like this but time is something that isnt as kind to me. (see previous comment about having half modelled square case for 6 years)
There's bound to be loads of odds and sods needed around the cars.
Thats the plan, as i find stuff, get it modelled & printed.
Originally Posted by szkom
Is it something you could measure and md post a couple of pics, Dave?
If it's not too complicated a shape then it might just need digitising?
It may be pertinent to grab PCB microbutton depth from case too, helps with allowing it to "click" properly when pressed. ideally would need PCB Pics with a measurement reference, and as many other measurements and pics as possible.