Thanks for creating this thread Sal. I noticed that the grey plastic is a very close match to your grey siding, looks good! I don't think you need to paint it.
pkulak wrote:Thanks for the review! I ordered one as well, about a week and a half ago, but it hasn't shown up yet. Customs can really back things up.
Paul, Sal is on the East coast, pretty close to me, you should get your package any day now.
I wonder why he went to the trouble of building out all the port holes in the middle? Seems like just the outer circle would have worked as well. Maybe it adds strength though.
Originally I wanted to create something that could potentially be used for testing the electrical connections, so I need something that would house the pins. That project was put aside, but in the mean-while I uploaded my original file to the thingiverse to share. It was quite a bit of effort and I failed more than once. I like the holes there because you know intuitively that this is a match for the inlet that is on your car. It may not be so obvious if it was just one big hole. They do add some strength, but that is not their intended purpose.
I have no plans on adding a light, that is why I have glow-in-the-dark available
LeftieBiker wrote:How tough does the plastic seem?
PLA plastic is very rigid, and I have seen it scratch other plastics. I think it should last a very long time in temperate climates. We just have to remember, it is not metal. Pulling on the cable, such as playing jump-rope, tripping on it, or hanging yourself will probably break the plastic... likely near the screws before the latch.