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Parametric MakerBelt

by laird, published

Parametric MakerBelt by laird Nov 7, 2012

Description

Inspired by the MakerBelt, but loving OpenSCAD, what was I to do? I wrote a script to generate belts!

Aside from being parametric, the belt is also different in that the end snaps onto the beginning, so you can join multiple belts into one huge belt.

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Awesome! I would love to see a photo...

I just made one. Very pleased.Only a few stray noodles in the overhangs of the thru holes. Ran about 12 hrs @ .27 slices.Sliced with Makerware 1.1, Printed on a Replicator 1in ABS, with firmware 7.0 - which is very good, fast, quiet and smooth.

Thanks.

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Parametric MakerBelt by laird is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Print the belt as-is if you wear a 32" belt.

parametric-belt-lap.stl is a belt that's 32 inches long. It fills a Replicator plate.
parametric-belt-lap-t4.stl is a short segment of 3 links plus one link that can be clipped onto the longer belt.

Or edit the OpenSCAD script's parameters to do things like:
- Make the belt wider, taller or longer.
- Make the belt links square instead of circular.
- Cover more area, if you have a larger print area.

Might make an interesting tank tread as well. :-)

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TSDF on Jan 25, 2013 said:

I just made one. Very pleased.Only a few stray noodles in the overhangs of the thru holes. Ran about 12 hrs @ .27 slices.Sliced with Makerware 1.1, Printed on a Replicator 1in ABS, with firmware 7.0 - which is very good, fast, quiet and smooth.

laird on Jan 25, 2013 said:

Awesome! I would love to see a photo...

custom3dstuff on Nov 9, 2012 said:

Awesome work, man!

laird on Nov 12, 2012 said:

Thanks.

jag on Nov 8, 2012 said:

I just uploaded a derivate with a slightly improved layout.  Feel free to incorporate it into the original and I can delete it (or just leave it as is if you like)

laird on Nov 8, 2012 said:

Very cool! I've made a few additions to my script as well - I'll see if I can merge the two.

MichaelAtOz on Nov 7, 2012 said:

Nice!! <- Two thumbs up!

Next make a pulley?

laird on Nov 7, 2012 said:

A pully - fun idea!

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