Josh Ingleby

3D / Motion Artist

3D Print Keyboard Cap


Replacement Battery Cap for Apple’s A1255 keyboard.

I tried contacting apple by phone and in-store to have this piece replaced but unfortunately that is not an option. Available for free on Shapeways and Thingiverse.

In all fairness, this is just a basic blob of plastic. That said, I post this because it’s a step away from our tendencies to simply replace items as one small part fails (or goes missing in this case). As 3D printing becomes more accessible, it will become easier to share ideas and now hardware to solve simple problems and reduce our impact on the environment.

If printed in plastic, copper tape (or possibly tin foil) would be required to make contact with the batteries. A second model has been created for printers with dual-plastic abilities and access to conductive plastics.

Apple A1255 Keyboard 3D print with copper tape

2 Material Piece Alt

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