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HP Spice battery door
01-21-2019, 10:33 AM
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HP Spice battery door
Hi everyone,
has anyone an idea about where we could find some used HP Spice battery doors ?
Thanks in advance !!

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01-21-2019, 11:42 AM
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(01-21-2019 10:33 AM)albertofenini Wrote:  Hi everyone,
has anyone an idea about where we could find some used HP Spice battery doors ?
Thanks in advance !!

What about a 3D printed substitute?

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01-21-2019, 11:47 AM (This post was last modified: 01-21-2019 11:49 AM by Sylvain Cote.)
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RE: HP Spice battery door
Another place to look is the HP Calculator Parts & Services article.
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01-21-2019, 01:31 PM
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RE: HP Spice battery door
(01-21-2019 11:42 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
(01-21-2019 10:33 AM)albertofenini Wrote:  Hi everyone,
has anyone an idea about where we could find some used HP Spice battery doors ?
Thanks in advance !!

What about a 3D printed substitute?

ciao Massimo,

did you try them ? How close they are to the original ?
Thank you very much for help Alberto

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01-21-2019, 02:22 PM
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(01-21-2019 01:31 PM)albertofenini Wrote:  did you try them ? How close they are to the original ?
Hello Aberto,
I have ordered almost every available shapeways calculator parts and I have that part at home.
I am at the office now (GMT-5), I will publish pictures of the original and of the 3D part side by side and on calculator tonight.
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01-21-2019, 02:34 PM
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Thank you very much, take care Alberto

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01-21-2019, 03:17 PM
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(01-21-2019 01:31 PM)albertofenini Wrote:  
(01-21-2019 11:42 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  What about a 3D printed substitute?

ciao Massimo,

did you try them ? How close they are to the original ?
Thank you very much for help Alberto

Ciao Alberto, no I didn't order that part. Now I'm curious to see Sylvain's pictures.

Take care.

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01-22-2019, 12:19 AM
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RE: HP Spice battery door
I just tried the 3D printed spice cover on one of my HP-34C and here are my comments ...

The cover in general is really nice, but it need some fine tuning before being usable.
Remember, the following defects could be the fault of the designer or of the 3d part manufacturer.

The cover body and underneath clip are just little bit too long, preventing the cover to completely fit and thus do not click.
Also, the cover seems to be a little bit off center to the right.

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01-22-2019, 11:04 AM
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Thank you very much Sylvain, very helpful,
what's your conclusion ? Worth it or not worth it ?
take care Alberto

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01-22-2019, 06:37 PM
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(01-22-2019 11:04 AM)albertofenini Wrote:  what's your conclusion ? Worth it or not worth it ?
Alberto,
Right now, for the cover that I have received, it does not work.
I will try to remove some material to see if I can make it work correctly and if I am able to correct the issues, I will give feedback to Nate Martin.
Remember, it's possible that the design is correct and that the faults are in the plastic part printed by shapeways.
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01-22-2019, 09:07 PM
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I agree, keep us updated, and thank you very much for posting the pictures !!
Alberto

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