by PuppyKhan, published
This is my first attempt at editing an SCAD file and trying dual extrusion printing so special thanks, and apologies, to rplumley et al and to AKAMEDIASYSTEM ( thingiverse.com/AKAMEDIASYSTEM ) for showing me the ropes.
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Hi! PuppyKhan and I are printing these with ABS - we haven't tried PLA but I agree that it's likely to be too runny to work.
We've had issues with the second color (the color of the numbers)...inevitably, there is a lag between beginning the layer and plastic actually extruding. I think PuppyKhan had the good idea of printing two at a time - one where color A is the die and color B is the numbers, and the other where co
lor A is the numbers and color B is the die.
We haven't tried that approach yet but we'll update here when we do!
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This is a derivative work, so it is worth taking a read through the previous objects as I don't repeat their notes.
STLs should be fine as is, and the SCAD files included for further tinkering. You will need the OpenSCAD Bitmap Fonts Module ( thingiverse.com/thing:2054 ) by tbuser for the SCAD scripts to work.
The number sequence was changed from sequential to a proper distribution by means of a lookup table. (embarrassing, but effective) This also means it is rather simple to modify what is printed on each facet with OpenSCAD. The first table "get_num_digits" has a 0 for single character or 1 for two characters. The other two tables "get_digit1" & "get_digit2" are for the first and second character respectively. "get_digits_old" left in place purely for referencing ordering to display.
Caution, I have not had much success with the second color coming out properly in the Makerbot. If you get it to work, or have a necessary fix, let me know in comments!
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