Molding a silicone case for the BI1 board with a 3d printed form

As alternative to the 3d printed form a flexible form made with silicone could improve the handling of the body interaction board (BI1) for certain applications. The vibration is more comfortable and less noisy compared to other cases. If you want to do it on your own follow this how-to.

Silicone molded BI1

Silicone molded BI1: vibration motor (top), RF12b (bottom)

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silicone molded BI1 board – vibration motor (top), LiPo (bottom)

 

 

Some adult toys are made of silicone or at least are coated with silicone. Silicone cases are easy to clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have constructed a 3D printed form where we will fill in the silicone. The form comes in two parts that have to be fixed to one another by tinkering wire. In addition the board has to be hooked to the form. For this we use a USB connector which is plugged in the USB port of the board. Then the USB connector is fastened to the form.

Form for molding

Form for molding

USB connector holding BI1 board is fastened with tinkering wire

USB connector holding BI1 board is fastened with tinkering wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a silicone which will become solid after moulding. This property of silicone is indicated by the shore A value. Silcone with a low value is flexible. We use silicone with shore A 43.

Molding form with USB connector and 2 component silicone shore a 43

Molding form with USB connector and 2 component silicone shore a 43

molded BI 1 and 3d printed  form

molded BI1 and 3d printed form

 

 

 

 

Do you want to try it on your own? Follow this how-to and tell us your experience.

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