Desktop cradle to hold up portables

spywiz

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I like the 3D printed cradle. I may create one for my PSR800 and print it on my little used 3D printer.

I made the one in the attached pictures using a 2.75" wide strip of 0.05" thick aluminum (an old mouse pad I got as a promotion from somewhere). Total less than 12". The aluminum is easy to bend without metal forming equipment, just a couple of pieces of straight steel, a vise and two c-clamps. No fasteners used. I added some small steel plates from an old phone stand for weight and some salvaged non-slip rubber feet. Took all of about 30 minutes after finding the materials. The radio sits at 30 degrees from vertical.

I have another one like it I made almost 30 years ago with 0.10" aluminum but it is in my office and that is not accessible due to CV-19. That one has nicer edges and bends since it was cut and formed on sheet metal forming equipment. That one served will with my PRO-43 and AOR AR-1000 scanners. I need to figure out how to get it back to my home office.

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This is designed a lot like one of the stands that I print.
 

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I am not sure. It's just a matter of what color of filament he has on hand. I have most every color imaginable, but Jon may only have black on hand. If you want blue, and Jon can't accommodate you, I'll be happy to make you a blue one in any of the styles that are in my pics.
 

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I am not sure. It's just a matter of what color of filament he has on hand. I have most every color imaginable, but Jon may only have black on hand. If you want blue, and Jon can't accommodate you, I'll be happy to make you a blue one in any of the styles that are in my pics.
Yes if you could make a blue one, that would be ideal. I have viewed Jon's posts and the photos, and if you want to take care of this, please PM me for details. Thank you in advance!
 

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I could do other colors if you're willing to order more than one. Each new filament needs some test printing to verify correct print temperature and other settings.
 

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I like the idea of being able to 3D print one with my callsign on it. Guess I'll be learning 3D design over the remainder of the holidays!
 

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Jon, are you still making these for sale? I would be real interested in buying one. Could I have a couple pictures and price to ship to Indianapolis,Ind 46227?
Thanks
I'm asking $40, which includes shipping in the USA. There are pics in the attachment link. Or should be..
 

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I know what you mean; my scanner desk mount consists of a piece of scrap sheet metal bent in half and corners filed off. Problem solved for a total cost of zero dollars.
I took a piece of a board scrap, some sanding and painting later had myself a custom radio stand. Matches the handmade desktop perfectly.
 

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Does anyone have any neat ideas - I have 3 portable scanners and I like to leave them on my desk but they always tip over. I want to find some sort of nifty cradle of sorts where I can place them in and prevent them from tipping, but still allow them to work. I guess I can work up some narrow box or something, but I was curious if anyone has something like this?
I'm a little late to the party but what I do is simply put it in its charger without plugging it in:
 

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