Would love to know if anyone has been designing accessories or mods for their RVR. I have made a couple and I think it would be great if people could share their STLs or links to their designs.
I’ve made a few mounts, but the design that I’ve like the most are my “toppers” for the mounts in which it is a custom plate design that mounts ONTO the development plate. Since the holes/slots are inverted, they slide together. Additionally, I created holes/slits on side to have it strap onto the RVR (depending if you are off-roading with this thing). If you are wondering why it is in two parts, it is because I hate printing supports with certain designs…such as brick studs. Cleaning those supports are the worst and I didn’t want to print the bottom portion with supports, so I made them both printing upward to avoid this. They have plenty of clutch power as you can see from the pictures. I printed 1 in ABS and 1 in Carbon Fiber.
Why studs? Simple. I use a stud-like platform on almost all of my electronics to easily connect/move/re-connect as necessary. As you can see, they stick well.
Two reasons I did not just design and print an entire mount plate instead of a topper:
- Saves on the amount of material needed
- You cannot beat the clutch/locking power of the stock mounting plates made by Sphero. Have you felt them? Seriously, the injection molding is superior to any 3D print power from hobbyist printers.
Link to the design in thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3937521