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OpenSCAD Joint Connectors v1.0

by MakerBlock, published

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

Description

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.

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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
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33270

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Instructions

  1. Specify parameters for joints
  2. Print
  3. Connect!
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
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33270
OpenSCAD Voltron, Defender of the Thingiverse
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