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Customizable Batch Keychain Generator

by TheNewHobbyist, published

Customizable Batch Keychain Generator by TheNewHobbyist Jun 14, 2013

Description

I had a 3D printer demo coming up and was looking for some quick customizable models to print. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for so I made one. This is optimized to work with Customizer but also works fine running locally in OpenSCAD. Handy for when you're out and about without a steady internet connection.

Up to 9 keychains can be generated at a time. Each one can fit up to 3 characters. I plan on using it for printing the initials of the demo participants. Each person can leave with a customized keychain!

Print time for one keychain is about 6 minutes. A full plate of nine keychains took 46 minutes on my Replicator 2X. They print out at about 1.5 x .75 inches because they're designed for speedy printing, but should scale well if you want a slightly larger and impressive giveaway.

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Glad you like the design!

write.scad (as well as the font files) can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
build_plate.scad can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Thanks for this nice things.

I tried to make one.
But there are some files missing. Please add at least Write.scad and build_plate.scad.
Also the orbitron.dxf font will be missing. This is currently not reported in my scad compile.
But I think, this can easily be replaced with another font, in the case there are licence issues.

This was my first print with Makerware 2.2, and a new filament provider...and new firmware. I probably have a bit of dialing in to do ;)

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Instructions

Open in Customizer:
1. Pick the number of keychains you would like to print.
2. Enter up to three characters per keychain.
3. Print and distribute!

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tshe_hermann on Dec 29, 2013 said:

Thanks for this nice things.

I tried to make one.
But there are some files missing. Please add at least Write.scad and build_plate.scad.
Also the orbitron.dxf font will be missing. This is currently not reported in my scad compile.
But I think, this can easily be replaced with another font, in the case there are licence issues.

TheNewHobbyist on Dec 30, 2013 said:

Glad you like the design!

write.scad (as well as the font files) can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
build_plate.scad can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

DesignMakeTeach on Jun 14, 2013 said:

Nice idea, mass customization. Notice some gaps in the top which version of Makerware did you use? I am having the same issue w/ Slic3r and Printrbot.

TheNewHobbyist on Jun 14, 2013 said:

This was my first print with Makerware 2.2, and a new filament provider...and new firmware. I probably have a bit of dialing in to do ;)

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