by bdahlem, published
You can edit the file using your favorite text editor (notepad, vi, emacs, pico) to change the height, width, and length of the box. Then send the file to your laser cutter and you will have yourself an awesome little box.
edit: v 1.1 some clean-up and bug fixes
v 1.2 hopefully squashed that bug
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The only limit that I can think of is the pagesize, the pagewidth and pageheight are set near the beginning of the file.
This looks awesome! I love the look of this box so much.
Unfortunately, I can't quite get the code to work! Is there any intrinsic size limitation to the document (pagesize or something)? I tried to make a 24" x 24" x 24" box pattern, and it's cutting it off at the edges. Maximum pagesize limit of some kind?
Tried using gv to view directly, ps2pdf followed by evince to view, evince to view ps file directly, and inkscape. ps2pdf + evince was the closest to working.
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Download flexbox.ps and open it in your favorite text editor (notepad will work great for this)
Find the section that defines the box parameters:
Change the size of the box to suit your needs, these are the outside dimensions of the box
Save the file then open it in your graphics program, I've had luck with CorelDraw here
Send the file to your laser cutter
I cut this box out of 1/8" plywood, on a 35 watt laser running at 100% power, 0.5%speed
Assemble your box, revel in the fact that the once stiff plywood bends corners to make an attractive box you would give to your friend or even consider keeping for yourself
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