Store those spare cables in your cheek bags no longer *all SolidSmack readers simultaneously spit cords out of their mouths*, there are other means of keeping those cords, cables and wires organized and out of the way.

Sure, you could buy cable wraps, cable ties, or hire a butler to keep all that in order for you, but that’s just too costly, especially when that butler starts giving you lip about having too may charging cables. Instead, Thingiverse user Juanfly has a handy storage solution to keep all your wires in one place. The Cable Management Hive is ten tiny honeycomb compartments to hold cables, thumb-drives or other sundries and notions laying about your desktop.

Mr. Juan has provide a small, medium and larger version .stl for the design he first modeled in SketchUp. The photo shows the small version with an approximately 24mm diameter compartment. The medium size measures ~26mm and the large ~39mm. Of course, you can scale, adjust and remix this simple design to your desired size and configuration. Me? Ima make a 1 meter version to store my slingshot, honey and beetle collection.

You can download the files on Thingiverse! (Bonus! GeoDave wrote an OpenSCAD that gives you even more options! Grab other hive storage sizes and the .scad file here.)

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