Introduction: 8 Compartment Magnetic Screw/Washer Holder
Are you tired of losing important screws or washers when you're assembling or disassembling a project??
Well I've got the solution for you!
Introducing the state of the art 8 Compartment Magnetic Holder for an assortment of metal bits and pieces
- Easy to Design and Print
- Eliminates the need for screw hunting
- Compact and easy to store
As you read through this instructable, you'll be able to design one of your very own!
Step 1: Open AutoDesk Inventor and Begin a New Part
This is pretty straightforward, open the AutoDesk Inventor application and select "Part" at the home screen
Step 2: Start 2D Sketch in Any Plane
Once you have clicked on "Part", click "Start 2D Sketch" and select any one of the orange rectangles, otherwise known as planes
Step 3: Create the Rectangular Base
- In the Sketch tab, select rectangle (should already be pre-selected to two point rectangle) and click anywhere in the plane for the starting point
- Afterwards, make the width 8.50 inches and the height 4.10 inches and left click once you are done
Step 4: Sketch the Horizontal Divider
- Create another rectangle and place the starting point at the midpoint of the left line (the mouse will detect a green point letting you know that you are at the midpoint)
- Then choose the height as 0.1 inches and width as 8.5 inches
- Afterwards, click on "Dimensions" and choose either horizontal line of the rectangle you just sketched and then clicked the corresponding line of the larger rectangle
- Once the dialogue box pops up, type 2 inches
Step 5: Create Top and Bottom Divider/Wall
- At the bottom left corner, create another rectangle with the same dimensions as the middle divider
- Repeat this for the top left corner as well
Step 6: Create First Vertical Divider
- Starting at the top left or bottom left corner, create a rectangle with the dimensions being 4.1 inches for height and 0.1 inches for width
Step 7: Create the Following Vertical Dividers
- Start another rectangle at the very top line and make the dimensions the same as the initial vertical divider
- Click dimensions and have the space between the two dividers 2 inches
- Repeat this process two more for a total of 5 vertical dividers
Step 8: Trim the Lines Between the Divider
- At this point you can delete all Dimensions by clicking on them and pressing delete on the keyboard
- Select "Trim" and begin clicking on each line so that your end product should look like what is shown above
Step 9: Extrude the Walls
- Click on the 3D Model Tab and select "Extrude"
- Then click on the bordering walls and choose 1.5 inches as the extrusion length
- Afterwards, on the left side bar click the down arrow next to "Extrusion 1" and right click "Sketch 1" and choose "Share Sketch"
- Another copy of the sketch should now appear above "Extrusion 1"
- Select that sketch and then click Extrude, select every individual square and put the extrusion length to 0.2 inches
Step 10: Export the File
Congratulations, you have completed the product!
- Now to be able to print this product click on the "File" tab, "Export", then "CAD Format"
- For the "Save as Type" change it to STL
- Afterwards, press "Options" then change units to inches
- Once this has been done, rename the file as needed and save where you'd like to
Step 11: Add the Magnets
- Once you have printed out the part, attach the magnetic squares inside each compartment, each compartment should be able to hold 4 squares in a 2x2 formation
Below is the link for the magnets