3D Printed Magical MUFG Capsule to Duplicate NXP Kinetis K20 Boards

Sometimes it is all about doing fun stuff: to carry and store the tinyK20 (NXP/Freescale Kinetis K20) boards needed for next course, I wanted to build something geeky: a MUFG capsule to store and duplicate Kinetis boards šŸ™‚

MUFG Capsule with tinyK20

MUFG Capsule with tinyK20

If you are not familiar with the MUFG Capsule: this is a special and very rare container in Ingress: you can store and carry items in this capsule, and over time the capsule will create some interest. The name ‘MUFG’ stands for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a bank in Japan. So as with real (??) money on a bank account, items in that container duplicate with with an interest rate :-).

MUFG Capsule in Ingress

MUFG Capsule in Ingress

So why not creating a real MUFG capsule and see if I can duplicate NXP Kinetis boards in it? ;-). I have used a model available on Thingiverse.

In the 3D model the hinges are separate from the lid and the capsule:

MUFG Capsule 3D Model

MUFG Capsule 3D Model

Printing was with 100 microns, 20% infill and zero support structures:

Printing Capsule Lid

Printing Capsule Lid

Here with the finished lid:

Finished Capsule Lid

Finished Capsule Lid

Detail of the MUFG writing on the lid:

MUFG Writing Details

MUFG Writing Details

Glueing bottom parts:

Glueing bottom parts

Glueing bottom parts

MUFG lid painted with acrylic white color:

MUFG Lid Painted

MUFG Lid Painted

For the side stripes I have glued iridescent foil on foto paper:

Paper for side stripes

Paper for side stripes

Cut into stripes and glued on the side of the capsule:

Stripes on MUFG Capsule

Stripes on MUFG Capsule

Here the finished capsule which has space for up to 40 boards:

MUFG Capsule with tinyK20

MUFG Capsule with tinyK20

tinyK20 Boards stored in Capsule

tinyK20 Boards stored in Capsule

Now lets close the capsule, wait some time and check if items in it have duplicated šŸ™‚

Closed MUFG Capsule

Closed MUFG Capsule

Happy Duplicating šŸ™‚

Update: after 3 days, I opened up the capsule and counted the boards in it. Now I have one board more (41) šŸ™‚ I’m not sure if I counted them wrong when I have put them into the capsule, who knows? šŸ™‚

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