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Extra Printable Companion Cube Box

by keegi, published

Extra Printable Companion Cube Box by keegi Nov 17, 2011

Description

This is the box version of the awesomely printable Companion Cube by Landru. You can put stuff in it. I tried to keep the box as easily printable as the original was.

I included the OpenSCAD script to generate it, it has few parameters that can be tweaked.

New in this version:
- slightly modified the lid and got rid of the very thin parts at the top of the box. If you want old variant, then there is a parameter for that in the openscad.
- all wall/lid/bottom thicknesses are separate parameters, easy to modify to the taste
- increased the default tolerance slightly, so the lid would fit more likely without much sanding

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Wow what an awesome box! I printed mine at 200% with absolutely no problems. 10% infill did the the trick although 5% would have worked also. Set shells to 1 and let her rip....
So impressed by this model I even set up the camera and tripod and made a time lapse... will post a link once it's ready :)

I absolutely love this box, we have literally dozens around the house or given away to friends. It's our go-to calibration print. From 20cm cubed down to as small as 1cm cubed! Awesome.

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GNU - GPL
Extra Printable Companion Cube Box by keegi is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Zed on Dec 14, 2012 said:

Wow what an awesome box! I printed mine at 200% with absolutely no problems. 10% infill did the the trick although 5% would have worked also. Set shells to 1 and let her rip....
So impressed by this model I even set up the camera and tripod and made a time lapse... will post a link once it's ready :)

Zed on Dec 14, 2012 said:

As promised: http://youtu.be/ATVilPPcQEo

basiliska on Dec 1, 2012 said:

I absolutely love this box, we have literally dozens around the house or given away to friends. It's our go-to calibration print. From 20cm cubed down to as small as 1cm cubed! Awesome.

jmoney on Mar 20, 2012 said:

Really want to print this out but for some reason I get errors when generating geode for this model. Specifically for the base of the unit. Any tips on getting it to generate properly? I have not come across this with any other models on thingiverse.

thx.

Daid on Dec 9, 2011 said:

I increased the scale to 3.5, but the lid code is not correctly then. I just tinkered some values so it came out right. I changed "cube([21.8*scaling-2*tolerance,21.8*scaling-2*tolerance,20],center=true);" to "cube([21.8*scaling-2*tolerance,21.8*scaling-2*tolerance,10*scaling],center=true);"

chrisgilmerproj on Nov 21, 2011 said:

I love this, but had trouble with printing the thin parts at the top of the body. Maybe you could put more material to support those bits and remove them from the lid? I think it would print cleaner. I'm also for slightly thicker walls. Just a thought. Anyway, keep up the good work!

keegi on Dec 4, 2011 said:

Good idea! Even better perhaps if I make them fully part of the lid, this will keep the printability. I updated the files accordingly.

I also added the parameters for wall thickness - feel free to edit the OpenSCAD and print as thick or thin walls as you like.

jimcook on Nov 18, 2011 said:

Printed well. A little clean up along the lid edge and it fits perfectly.

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