Tiny Car Track Clamp

For his birthday last month, my son got a boatload of track for his… “BlazingDisk” cars… and while fun, they’ve also been a pain to keep in place during play. No longer, friends. Now track can stay in all the places with these small, simple clamps.

Let’s make some!

Helpful Tools

Gorilla Glue (maybe)

1. Print out Parts

Files can be found on MyMiniFactory.

March 2020 UPDATE: Files can be downloaded directly from this site at the bottom of the page.  They are also available on Prusa Printers!

Printing notes are as follows:

July 2022 UPDATE: Changing settings for the pin components (thank you Prusa Printables user DStrohm for mentioning the strength at the previously-recommended settings).

TC-Clamp, TC-AdapterPin
Material: PLA
Infill: 50% or more
Supports: No
Brim: No
Note: If TC-AdapterPin is too rigid at these settings, lower the infill to your liking (no lower than 20% recommended)

TC-ScrewPin (x2),
Material: PLA
Infill: 50% or more
Supports: No
Brim: Yes.

TC-Ball, TC-Adapter
Material: PLA:
Infill: 20% (more if you feel like it)
Supports: No
Brim: Yes. Bed contact areas are on the small end of things.

TC-Screw, TC-Knob, TC-Press,
Material: PLA
Infill: 20%
Supports: No
Brim: No

2. Build Screw

Press TC-ScrewPin into TC-Screw as shown (x2). Use a little glue if necessary.

Press TC-Knob and TC-Ball onto the assembly as shown. Again, use a little glue if necessary.

3. Assemble Clamp

Thread the screw assembly as shown.

Place TC-Press between the end of the clamp and the ball of the screw assembly as shown and tighten until it snaps onto the ball.

4. Assemble Track Adapter

Press TC-Adapter Pin into TC-Adapter as shown.

Press the adapter assembly into the desired mating hole in the clamp assembly.

5. Race!

This little clamp will hold track in a variety of ways!

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Special thanks to matt62 on MyMiniFactory for your support!




March 2020 UPDATE:  Files are available here!  Click the Download button below for a zip file.

Files are available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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