3D Printing

January 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Organize SD Cards with this 3D-Printed Holder

3x5 SD Card CaseBetween photos, videos, and now 3D files, SD cards seem to have multiplied on my desk. While their storage can be very large, their labels are tiny, making it harder and harder for me to keep track of what’s on what.

So I created this 3D-printable 3×5 card holder to finally get these SD Cards organized. They give me more label room and provide a safe and secure place to keep them. I use Avery 1/2″ Color Coding Labels to create a unique index for each SD card which is then placed on the card.  You can color code the holders based on subject, media format, date, or any other way that makes sense for your own system. 

TIP: Use SD Cards as backup for important photos/video. 

The cost of SD storage has gone down dramatically over the last few years. You can often find large capacity and high-speed (HD video friendly) cards on sale (32G for <$30, is pretty typical). That’s a lot of storage. So,  I import the best stuff onto my main harddrive (and try to back that up regularly), but I feel an extra piece of mind knowing that I also have the original files on the SD card. And that those cards are well filed and in a secure location. 

If you have access to a 3D printer, you can download the files onto your own SD card on Thingiverse. Happy organizing. 

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