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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013, 10:20pm
Subject: New Mazzer hopper, tamp stand, & knockbox (DIY - 3D printable)
 

I've designed a new hopper for the Mazzer grinders and a tamp stand, either may be 3d printed. I've also uploaded instructions for my DIY knockbox that is made from a coffee can, a screw, and a straw...

They are now available on Thingiverse:
The hopper is a "super short" funnel with a tapered end, a finger-guard that prevents beans from jumping, and features a lid. The lid has a small hole at the top, if one is so inclined to attach a knob / handle.

The tamp stand is sturdy, cheap, and has a place to store a 58mm tamper. Note that photos depict two versions, one with a revised, wider opening for the portaholder.

The coffee-can knockbox is the cheapest knockbox around! It probably isn't good for your portaholder, but hey -- free is free!
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 7:19pm
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I've also uploaded a Gaggia Classic tray replacement (customizable so it can be taller or shorter than stock!)

Additionally, all designs are now for purchase at:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/espresso

The prices are fairly steep, but 3d printing simply happens to be expensive (and these *are* one-off items). Someone desiring to buy in bulk should contact me.
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 7:10am
Subject: Re: New Mazzer hopper, tamp stand, & knockbox (DIY - 3D printable)
 

A hint of what program opens up the file would be nice. I tried to open it but could not get one of my apps to do so. I just wanted to open it to look, not down load it.
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 8:27am
Subject: Re: New Mazzer hopper, tamp stand, & knockbox (DIY - 3D printable)
 

I'm currently on a PC, looking at CG through Firefox and the links opened right up to the photos in a separate browser window.

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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 1:53pm
Subject: Re: New Mazzer hopper, tamp stand, & knockbox (DIY - 3D printable)
 

calblacksmith: The easiest view-only solution is to use "Thingiview" on the Thingiverse website. Click the blue 3D model image previews and then click, "Thingiview". This requires WebGL support in your browser (I've tested this in Chrome).

I made the source .scad files in OpenSCAD. You would need to download OpenSCAD to render these source files. (http://www.openscad.org/)

Finally, I've uploaded STL files. These are interchange files to be opened in most 3D graphics / CAD applications. These may be opened by the 3D printer control applications (ReplicatorG, Makerware, Pronterface, etc), or by modeling applications such as Google Sketchup, Blender, or FreeCAD.  If you want to view the STL files and don't want to modify them, Makerware is probably the easiest-to-use of the above options.
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