Autopilot Hex Panel Pegs

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Autopilot Hex Panel Pegs
Panel pegs.png
Modality Enclosures
Schematic Type 3D CAD
Description Pegs to mount hex panels
Creator Jonny Saunders
Version 1
Date 2021-08-03
Git Hash f4018b8
Used In: Autopilot Behavior Box

Other Files


Pegs to mount Autopilot Hex Panels to themselves and 80/20 pieces!!!

Each of the pegs fits into the smaller hexagonal hole in the hex panel near the corner. We typically attach these with Super Glue but there is a threaded version in the .step file.

They come in two flavors:

  • Peg-body-peg-solid.stl - this piece is held in place with its peg through a hole, typically those of the Behavior Panel Bottom.
  • Peg-body-magnet-solid.stl - this piece holds D36 Magnet s to be held in place against a rail piece

The peg-rail.stl piece also fits a D36 Magnet, and slides into a 80/20 - 1010 series T-slotted aluminum bar.

And look they all stack together!!!!

Lucas rail pegs.jpg


The panel-brace pieces slide into a 80/20 - 1010 bar as well and are used to hold the top panel up -- magnets proved to be too weak and the pegs too easily broken.

Fabrication Notes

Drainage holes have been added for SLA printing, as well as to release pressure when magnets are being inserted.

For the panel pegs, we recommend that the "top," or the flat side opposite where the magnet would slide in, be printed facing downward to the print bed.

For the rail pegs, we recommend that the broad, trapezoidal face be printed downwards. The tolerance may need to be adjusted on your printer, as it's a friction-fit piece! We found that some of the dimples from the supports helped with friction fit, as the 80/20 can slice off the extra bits when you slide it in, leaving just enough to hold it in place.

The printer configuration files used for these pieces can be found in the hardware repo, though they are quite dependent on the resin and printer that you are using.

More information can be found on the Autopilot Behavior Box guide