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Coin-op Bottle Opener

by Starno, published

Coin-op Bottle Opener by Starno May 7, 2010

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Description

This is a derivative work of Coin-op Bottle Opener by Hoeken.


Makerbot branded bottle opener for giveaways.

UPDATE: I found a problem with the makerbot_bottle_opener2.stl causing the letters to be at different heights. Now its fixed and uploaded 5/18/10

Makerbot bottle opener.stl is an embossed logo, opener 2.stl is a bigger embossed logo, and cut.stl is a debossed logo.

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I dont know how to modify STLs in SolidWorks. I originally had to import the dxf hoeken designed here: thingiverse.com/thing:1813 and convert that into a workable sketch.
Did you have to reverse engineer the thing in Solidworks? Or is there a way to import an STL and modify it from there? I've wanted to make a few with peoples names on them. I've only found that you can import an STL into Solidworks but you cant do anything to it.
How to make a colored opener?

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License

GNU - GPL
Coin-op Bottle Opener by Starno is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

Print and insert US Dime or similar sized coin/metal.
Starno, what program and how did you get the embossing to go evenly around a curve?

I'd like to learn and create a derivative of my own!

P.s. Awesome work!!!
Lots of my friends now subliminally worship the makerbot every time they open a beer!!! :-)
I used SolidWorks to add the logo, and I remember the curve gave me a lot of trouble. It may be easier to do with other software. I used a process refered to as "surfacing", which means you define the outer contours or boundaries of what you want to create whereas the more traditional process involves extruding and cutting away planar geometry.

I lost the original files which is really unfortunate since I forgot to capitalize the B in MakerBot. Here is the basic workflow: offset an identical surface from the curve at the height of the emboss. project a curve in the shape of the letters you want to emboss onto the curved surface. extr
ude a surface creating the outline of the letters until it intersects the original object. trim all surfaces so they create closed geometry and make it solid. combine the solid the original obect and voila!

Definitely easier said than done, I know. Good luck!
Did you have to reverse engineer the thing in Solidworks? Or is there a way to import an STL and modify it from there? I've wanted to make a few with peoples names on them. I've only found that you can import an STL into Solidworks but you cant do anything to it.
I dont know how to modify STLs in SolidWorks. I originally had to import the dxf hoeken designed here: thingiverse.com/thing:1813 and convert that into a workable sketch.
My second print on my Thing-O-Matic #86 with the default settings, no tweaks yet. Printed pretty well.
I have trouble keeping these in stock. I must have given away at least twenty these things already! :)
Works fine with an Australian 5 cent coin
For a cool melodic tune while printing, rotate part approximately 23 degrees so that the angle of text is symmetrical
I did make a Rainbow Colored bottle opener: flickr.com/photos/ccstudio/4618917849/
How to make a colored opener?
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