Parametric compartment box with lid

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Parametric compartment box with lid by acker Dec 28, 2011

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This is the same item as hippiegunnut's http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12307, tweaked very slightly with an optional lid added.

-- UPDATE 4/13/2013 --

I added a second type of box: now you can use a sliding lid. Prints nicely, with a very steep angle in the lip so no overhang problems. I'm using these as chess boxes, card deck boxes, screw sorters, etc.

Still fully parametric, of course.

-- UPDATE 5/6/2013 --

Okay, finding a lot of uses for this recently. :)

I added a parameter to include a coin slot in the lid. Now it's a divided piggy bank too! (My 8-year-old son uses it to handle savings, etc. separately.)


Print. Put lid on box. Or slide lid into box, depending on what you printed.

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Maybe I'm just being stupid, but I can't seem to find the Parametric version of the slide on lid type? I only see an openscad file for the standard lid, and there doesn't seem to be a variable for the other style lid in there.

Did it just not get uploaded?

It's in the same openscad file. Just a boolean for which type of lid to use. This settings affects both the lid and the top of the box, because the box top has to be a little different for a slide-on lid, of course. :)

lidtype=1; // 0=Flat lid. Use "1" for lid that slides off in the x direction

I think I figured out what happened.... if I download everything as a .ZIP file I get the old .scad file.... Must be a glitch with thingiverse.

I have to download the individual file to get it.

I haven't had a look at it yet, as I'm at work, but is it possible to make the internal compartment walls shorter, so they become kind of like ribs in the box? I want to make a box with compartments that'll hold Austin's deck boxes (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39997)http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... in place, without having the compartment walls completely enclose them. I'm not 100% sure I'm making sense when I describe that.

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The .scad file would take some tweaking.

If you like it then you should have put a lid on it.

nice it works, nice in black with 2.0 infill.see throug thing :)

The lid doesn't seem big enough to fit - just curious if others have seen this too, or is it me?

When you print other models with nesting parts, such as lids or pegs/holes, do they fit? If not, then the width of your extrusion is miscalibrated in your slicing software.

I think that depends on the tolerance setting, and your printer's personality. There's a variable in the SCAD file to mess with the tolerance, which should let the lid fit better. Mine fits like a glove.

Try increasing it and re-rendering?

Great item, Thanks.. will be printing a heap of these.

Auzze 8-)