I have a sortof distorted sense of direction, causing my bicycle trips to be often much longer than originally planned. That’s why I recently bought a Sigma Rox 10.0 GPS, and I obviously took it when I moved to New York.
I could have easily made something with usual tools, but I didn’t really brought my workshop with me across the Atlantic and thus, I thought of 3D-printing.
After one hour with my favorite software, and a few hesitations taking measurements without a caliper, here’s the result !
As far as the printing material is concerned, a standard ABS or Nylon is perfect. There’s no particular weakness to be concerned about, except for water resistance.
Wishing my shipment to be received quickly, I made it printed by Shapeways. But I didn’t account on U.S. Postal taking five days to achieve a 10 km trip (:
This part allows to mount the GPS perpendicularly or in parallel to the bar (handlebar or stem), through 2 ziplocks (under 5 mm width or 3/16 inches). For more exotic kinds of mounting, you can also use the two holes which fit two M2 screws with countersunk heads.
Here is the result, mounted on my bike!
I’ve made a bunch of changes on the printed part, which improves the ziplocks mount when used on wider bars, such as a-head stems.
The .stl file is available here if you have a 3D-printer, or directly through my Shapeways shop : https://www.shapeways.com/product/J27KBDFCB/sigma-rox-10-support-oshw
I place this file under Open Source Hardware licensing. However, if you don’t feel like ordering through my Shapeways shop, and you download and print it on your own, your support through a nice comment or a Paypal donation would be utterly appreciated!