hey,

I’m getting a 3D printer soon. Its on it way right now actually. I was wondering if anyone here has a 3D printer projects that are useful for a Homelab. Hard drive caddies are the only thing I can think of, that would be useful in the homelab. Of course I’m going to use it for other non homelab projects. So ideas would be highly appreciated! Thank you!

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    Not home lab specific, but a few things around my house to help inspire you.

    Cable fingers

    Nuc wall mount

    Tool peg board mounts

    Heavy ass speaker onto a vesa pole mount to get them above my monitors

    Couch gaming gear

    Sonos wall mount

    • Possibly linux
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      Could you could you just link to the images instead? Your post is making my phone lag

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    Been a few years so I don’t have the link, but I bet you can find this (or something similar) online. If all else fails, I hoard all the files I used somewhere on my nas.

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    317 days ago

    Rack-mounted beer holder.

    Jk. But really, anything which helps organize stuff is a worthwhile job for a 3d printer. Even something to loop fibre optic cables on, so that they don’t exceed their maximum bend radii, is useful.

    I think you’ll also find the 3d printer aids in other endeavors. I’ve used mine to print replacement car trims, ham radio accessories, a photo film spooler, a bushing to convert vacuum hose diameters, and other odds and ends.

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    216 days ago

    This is very multipurpose, but if you haven’t heard of gridfinity, there might be modules that would be helpful you home lab, or your home in general.

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    117 days ago

    I haven’t done it yet, but custom case for repurposed hardware. Mine is a mini PC I acquired free after the m2 drive died. I got an m2 to 6 sata adapter board and it already had an unused SATA port so I’m planning on doing SATA SSD boot with 6x nas drives and print an alternate case for it. Actually powering the drives is the part I’m least sure about.

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    116 days ago

    I have a 10" width rack cabinet where my Proxmox cluster (three mini Lenovo Thinkcentre) lives. I’m currently designing a 10" mount to hold an old phone so that I can see my server monitoring/status through the glass of the door.

    3D printing is great for stuff like that.

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    116 days ago

    Cable management, you don’t’t want any heavy rackmount stuff 3d printed.

    I did a nice fanmount for my Arris NTD, i’ve also done some toggles to go with paracord to loop up network cabling. Thangs, cults3d and thingiverse are your friends :)