December 7, 2022


Inspire the Next

A bike computer sits on a wooden background. The back of the bike computer has a 3D printed attachment with two white translucent zip ties running through the back.

Repairing A Bike GPS With 3D Printing

We like hacks that keep gadgets out of the trash heap, and [Brieuc du Maugouër] has us included with this 3D printable substitute mount he built for his bike GPS.

One of the most frustrating approaches a gadget can are unsuccessful is when a smaller, but critical element of the product fails. [du Maugouër] mixed a 3D printed back again and 4 M2x6mm screws to make a robust new mount to exchange the broken OEM mount on his handlebar-mounted GPS. Slots for zip tie mounting are provided in situation the substitution mount breaks right before yet an additional replacement can be printed. Seemingly [du Maugouër] agrees with Chief O’Brien that “in a crunch, I wouldn’t like to be caught with no a second backup.” [Youtube]

It’s thrilling that we’re eventually in a time when 3D printed replacement areas are living up to their possible. This would be a great deal a lot easier if more producers posted 3D printed style and design files instead of having them pulled from 3D file platforms, but makers will discover a way no matter of OEM approval.

We’ve included a whole lot of bicycle hacks more than the several years such as Diy Bicycle Pcs and GPS Trackers. Do you have a task that keeps one thing from turning into trash or might conserve the earth one more way? There is nonetheless time to enter the Help save the Environment Wildcard spherical of the Hackaday Prize (closes October 16th).