About this project
Let’s face it: most door bells are plain right boooring! This one isn’t. The guardian at your gate is a 3D printed doorbell case in the form of a dozing dragon. He will make a visit at your home even more fun and exciting.
Mounting on the wall is pretty easy: You just have to screw the dragon onto your wall through the holes in the wings. You can put any standard 19,3 mm ( ¾ inch) pushbutton into the case (for the Do it yourself-Edition)
The dragon will be 3D printed in Alumide Material which is basically laser-sintered nylon with aluminum grains that give it a more metallic look and feel.
There are 2 ways to put your name on to the doorbell:
1. The “Ring of Runes”, which is mounted with the actual push button. You don’t need any additional screws or holes, but the space on the Ring is limited and the customization is a bit more tricky. Also, if you want to change it, you have to disassemble the whole bell.
The price of the Ring will be about 15 Euro.
2. With an external banner. I will soon provide a banner in fitting aesthetic that offers more space for the names and can be easily changed. This banner has to be purchased seperately. (I estimate it to be about 30 €, depending on the size).
3. Of course you can combine the "Guardian" with an external or existing name tag.
How I work
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Caveats and limitations
Pushbutton is only suitable for currencies up to 24 V (standard bell current in Europe is 5-12V)
Material: As far as I know there are no long time experiences with the use of Alumide outdoors. The Aluminum particles might oxidize. I would not recommend mounting the guardian on a spot where it´s exposed to steady rain.
Risks and challenges
I can't see any problems in getting the "Guardian" 3D printed.
Should one of the pushbuttons surprisingly become unavailable, I will organize replacements that might slightly differ in looks.
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