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Nested Pencil Case

by Gyrobot, published

Nested Pencil Case by Gyrobot Sep 5, 2013

Description

A nested pencil case, which locks using a pencil.
A ruler that can make more rulers out of pencils.
A pencil top connector, to construct geodesic shapes out of pencils.

We like pencils!!!

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I don't print in ABS, so I don't know. It is long with several thin walls so it may be an issue for some.

does it work for abs?

Hi Martin,
There is minimal assembly by having to cable tie / pla rivet each half together, however each half can be printed completely assembled, see the photo showing how it was printed on my build table + instructions tab.

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Instructions

EDIT 14/09/13 : Enlarged pencil case loops and replaced stl.

Print :


1. 2 x Pencil Case Halves.
- Cable tie or PLA rivet together.
2. 2 x Rulers to make a press mould.
- Insert pencil, press together in a vice and viola, a pencil ruler.
3. Zillions of Pencil Connectors (and pencils) to make a massive moonbase alpha.
- Scale up or down to achieve correct fit around pencil.

All based on a standard pencil 7mmA/F x 190mm long.

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latigerlilly on Oct 13, 2013 said:

does it work for abs?

Gyrobot on Oct 13, 2013 said:

I don't print in ABS, so I don't know. It is long with several thin walls so it may be an issue for some.

MartinT on Sep 25, 2013 said:

Great Design,
But do you have to extract the pencil-case shells from the stl file seperately. or can it be printed directly?
Because it looks like it has to be assembled.

Gyrobot on Sep 26, 2013 said:

Hi Martin,
There is minimal assembly by having to cable tie / pla rivet each half together, however each half can be printed completely assembled, see the photo showing how it was printed on my build table + instructions tab.

decodedlabs on Sep 13, 2013 said:

did you use pla or abs, mine shrunk that the pencil couldnt fit through the loops, any suggestions great design for my nephew first year in school

Gyrobot on Sep 14, 2013 said:

I have enlarged the loops and updated the stl. I figured most Thingiverser's out there would have painted pencils.

Gyrobot on Sep 13, 2013 said:

I used PLA. As you can guess from my pictures, the "standard" pencils I have do not have paint on them, which left me with a dilemma, do I design this case for pencils with or without paint?

I suggest you can try two things,
1 : File out the holes a little, especially where there is a little bridging and the loops may have sagged.
2 : Scrape the paint off the pencil with a file or craft knife.

Ever thankful for any picture uploads.
Cheers,
Steve

Charles_Xavier on Sep 9, 2013 said:

Love the ruler design, VERY creative!

EricYoung on Sep 9, 2013 said:

great design :)

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