If you're anything like me, you've probably broken quite a few of those plastic ethernet connector holdinplaceamajigs too. Well, here's a solution: Dead end ethernet protectors - small plastic thingies for your plastic thingies to protect their plastic thingies! While they don't completely stop the connector caching other cables if pulled, it should completely hinder thingy breakage and will be quite eye-caching amidst the cable clutter- especially if printed in bright colors.
The model is quick and easy to print and doesn't waste any unnecessary filament. We are currently capable of printing a pair in a little over 10 minutes, but it should be possible to print it a lot quicker with a little fine-tuning or sacrifice of looks.
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Recently i've been building a 3d printer with my brother.
During the last few weeks we have been calibrating and learning the intricacies of it, and have now reached a point where we can produce quite nice prints in an acceptable time without too many failed attempts.
The first small project has already been completed and printed, and the second one is on the way... Interesting things ahead!
For anyone interested, the printer we have been building is a Prusa i3 Rework. The frame is laser-cut from a 1 cm thick piece of acrylic glass, which in hindsight might not have been the best of ideas as it gets quite wobbly at times. All other parts have been sourced from a bunch of different retailers, local and across the web.