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I'm now offering my latest project for sale - the Bolt carpet protector footrest dead pedal.

The issue is that the carpeted left foot rest in the Bolt quickly gets dirty, and don't even ask about the pine needles the carpet absorbs - way beyond vacuuming - you need tweezers.

So the solution is a sturdy black 3D-printed ABS plastic foot rest cover, about 1/8" thick, so it doesn't raise foot placement much. It's designed with non-slip nubs, to mimic the brake pedal cover on the Bolt.

Installation takes 10 seconds - just place it on the carpet and press a little. It won't move around, because the back side is completely covered with 4" wide Velcro hooks. It is easily removed, if ever: just peel it off the carpet.



I'm asking $30US, which includes USPS Priority Mail to US addresses only. PayPal rwzehr @ gmail(dot)com
 

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That looks very oem and for a price like that, it's really not bad at all! Not available to be sold to the Canadians :O
 

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I'm not big on bureaucracy, and I think it takes customs forms to ship to CA. Otherwise I'd do so.

Here's a close-up of a couple of them fresh off the printer.

 

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Thanks, Rick.
I may wind up raising the price a bit, as these are taking 4 hours each to print, and costing me about $12 to make and mail.
 

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Thanks, Rick.
I may wind up raising the price a bit, as these are taking 4 hours each to print, and costing me about $12 to make and mail.
3D extruder printing is more for one-off and prototyping because of the low print speeds vs. vacuum forming which literally takes seconds/piece.

Don't get me wrong, I love my $200 (Monoprice Select-Mini) 3D printer... but even top end $$$ 3D printers aren't suited for commercial manufacturing.
 

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... but even top end $$$ 3D printers aren't suited for commercial manufacturing.
Depends on your definition of "commercial manufacturing". I can buy a complete six-machine FDM array for half the cost of a single injection mold (much less the machine to use it) and can scale production up quickly.
When I've sold 1000 of these, I'll reconsider injection molding...
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Cheap the Lego option may be, but think of the customization possibilities! :D Or you can have one 3D printed I guess.
I know, right? You can make different patterns and colors for the holidays! :laugh:
 

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Hi Rick,

Looks good, do you mind sharing the dimensions of these, specifically the width? It's a little hard to see just how far it extends across from the photo. Thanks!
 
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