OpenSCAD Joint Connectors v1.0

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OpenSCAD Joint Connectors v1.0 by MakerBlock Oct 31, 2012

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Parametric OpenSCAD joint connectors. These can be used to create hinge connecting pieces that have anywhere from 0 degrees to 365 degrees of range of motion.

I used a similar syntax to Tony Buser's Pin Connectors ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10541 ). At the moment the file is only somewhat documented, but I'm uploading a project soon that highlights how these can be used.

The parts I've printed with this system snap-fit tightly together with no additional work. There is usually enough friction to the connections that hinges can be positioned or, with light sanding, swing freely.

The included module, "joint_examples_with_descriptions_in_comments()" will create a set of example objects for you to try out.


  1. Specify parameters for joints
  2. Print
  3. Connect!

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I'd just made your snap-together sonic screwdriver for a colleague, and I'd been about to import the file into TinkerCad so I could pull out the connectors since they were so well done. As an eternal novice in the field, this was really impressive to see work so well, and I can see so many potential applications!

I'm glad they worked for you!

I use tony's pins and I have a use for these as well.  Great Job!

Oh, yeah, by the way, I used these connectors in OpenSCAD Voltron

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