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    A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Some may have seen my thread around in the homebuilds (oops) about the SBOD case I have put together for myself and a few mates.

    Realising that I'm not going to get rich making these, that I don't WANT to be making them for a living, and that now I have my own one I don't have any burning great desire to make them for other people, I thought someone might get some benefit from the drawings.

    If you're interested, take the drawing to a laser metal cutting place and get them to cut the "cutting" layer and just score/mark the "engraving" layer with the laser.

    Then take it to a folding shop. Ask 'em to bend on the bending lines to the marked angles, and tap the appropriate holes. When they fold up the foot get them to bend the braces first, hold it down and drill through the brace feet into the foot part of the plate and then tap the new holes with an M4 tap so you can secure. Where the tank plates attach there are two tabs on the button spring which lock it into place, they need to be bent in opposite directions to form a "V" which locks the back of the plate in place.

    If you do it in aluminium bear in mind the foot or spine WILL bend under the weight of the unit over time. I would go the stainless but I like my gear bulletproof.

    There are two layers for the bracket, one for the vision and one for the classic. Vision owners will need to drill and tap new holes at the correct height for the bracket to sit just under the lip for the head, sorry I haven't got them there. Those brackets can be exported to STL file if you have a mate with a 3D printer, or you can go to Shapeways and get them to make them for you, or you can do what I did in the prototypes and belt them out of an HDPE kitchen chopping boards with a saw and some sanding time.

    M8 bolts for the harness, M6 bolts for holding the bucket brackets, M4 bolts for the foot and you're done.

    If you do make one of these up for yourself (or a variation on the theme) I would really appreciate a photo of your final product ready to dive and even during a dive on this thread!
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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Here's mine and one I did for a mate. The holes at the top of the cover are for mounting any top-weights you need for trim, I just use zip ties.
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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Thanks, that's very generous of you. I just bought a g box but I would have made this otherwise.

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Thank you so much Capt. Starfish !!!!

    Now just to find someone to cut it :D

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Very impressive! I can't even make a paper airplane symmetrical. I hope others with resources can post up finished products.

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    great job and thanks for sharing

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    hi captain
    thanks a lot for your drawing.
    could you post other pictures, without the cover, and closer in order to have clearer view of your idea to how attach the things.
    i'm really interested of your product.
    best regards.

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    No worries, the buildup thread has a bit of the journey it took to get to these drawings and a bunch of photos. Hope they make sense.

    http://www.rebreatherworld.com/showthread.php?t=47622

    Short version? The case re-uses the velcro bucket strap and has also a pair of slots for cam buckles for a cylinder on each side. It also has a set of four slots, one of them with a spring lock arrangement, that accept the little tank plates in the drawing which are hoseclamped to the cylinders.

    The back cover is held on by a similar arrangement of four tabs, and locked into place by the tabs with the "buttons" on them. These are bent slightly outwards to act as a ratchet arrangement.

    It's all pretty simple and so far has worked very, very well for me.

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Wow, back to the good old days where poeple have a good idea share it. Thats what i love about these forums.
    Thanks captin!
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    Baz

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    Re: A little gift for the Inspo divers

    Hello,

    You have the STL for the bracket?

    The map is directly the correct model for a classic?

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