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Two Spherical Containers

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Two Spherical Containers by pmoews Oct 21, 2012

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Here are two containers created with the openSCAD code from Decorating Spheres: thing:31343. One is 60 mm in diameter and one 70 mm. They might serve to hold paper clips or rubber bands. The smaller one comes in monochrome and two color versions.

Four stl files are provided:

container_sphere_two_hundred.stl - the 70 mm diameter container
container_sphere_five.stl - the 60 mm diameter container
container_color_body.stl - file 1 for the two color version
container_color_decorations.stl - file 2 for the two color version

The holes in the 70 mm container were positioned using coordinates available from The Cambridge Cluster Database.
See:
http://www-wales.ch.cam.ac.uk/~wales/CCD/Thomson/table.html
Coordinates at the database represent possible solutions to the Thomson problem. The solution for n = 200 was used to locate the holes in container_sphere_two_hundred.stl.

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The containers have flat bottoms and can be printed directly on the build platform.

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I've added the scad files for the containers.  They require include files to execute.  Go to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31323 , Decorating Spheres, and download Decorative_Spheres_scad.zip.  Extract the include files,  plane_curves_2.scad and calls_to_plane_curves.scad , and put them in the same directory with the container scad files.  Container_sphere_two_hundred.scad can take a long time to execute.

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If you used openscad you could also upload the scad source files so other people can build on your work :)

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