In 2012 a 3D-printer was bought from the
Dutch company Ultimaker.
experimenting a fair lot the first useful models came to be, like this
(white) toilet flushing bracket replacement, after I broke the original
It worked quite terribly, rather not at all, so recently I decided to improve it further:
The red bracket is an original one. The white one next to it was printed in 2011, but never really worked at all.
The three black ones are printed recently.
2 has its printing layers perpendicular to the brackets operating
direction, so I improved that in version 4 by printing the bracket in
two parts: a base and the hook part.
I wanted a stronger connection between the brackets base and the hook,
so version 5 also has a hole for a screw. Superglue and and a
superscrew should suffice.
The decision to base all mechanical constructions on a limited set of
base source parts proved to be a sensible one and on this site all
constructions are based on those same items, ie : bearings
(DIN625-608, incidentally, the same ones that can be found on
skateboards etc) and
nuts and bolts of the size M3 & M8 where ever possible.
In the Free Models section models can
be found made mostly of wood and some 3D-printed parts that one should
easily be able to create using the accompanying drawings.