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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: thingiverse.com/thing:16193
build_plate.scad can be found here: thingiverse.com/thing:44094
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!
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.
Glad you like the design!

write.scad (as well as the font files) can be found here: thingiverse.com/thing:16193
build_plate.scad can be found here: thingiverse.com/thing:44094
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.
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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