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This is a simple parametric frameless photo stand that uses (with its default values) only about 50-60mm of filament (about a penny or two) and holds up a photo for display without the use of a frame. It can be weighted with a coin by specifying one of nearly 30 built-in common coin types for USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe (e.g. US_25C for a quarter, and EU_50C for a euro 50c). If the coin you want to use isn't in the list, you can just specify its diameter and thickness instead.
It's very quick and easy to print, and makes a fantastic and useful sample print for demos. There are 15 parameters to define the shape and size.
In the photos, it's holding up a standard-sized 5x7 photo (127x178mm). You can easily change the parameters to make it wider, longer, thicker, a different angle, different tab distance, tab size, coin weight, etc.
1) Print. (The STLs are for the coinless version, and one that accepts a US quarter for added weight.)
2) Insert photo. You can put the middle tab in front (as pictured) or in back. In front it's less visible, but in back adds a nice curve to the photo and might allow it to stand up better with the default settings. I actually prefer it in back for landscape-oriented photos, and in the front for portrait-oriented photos.
3) Admire photo.
You can just print the STL for a normal size photo. If you want full control over the design, change the parameters in the opensSCAD and re-render. The following parameters are available:
Frameless Photo Stand (Parametric) by CodeCreations is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure CodeCreations would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!