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Custom-Cookie-Cutter-Generator

by guru, published

Custom-Cookie-Cutter-Generator by guru Jun 27, 2010

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UPDATE: I made a new version of the Cookie-Cutter-Editor
local-guru.net/blog/pages/cookiecutter-editor


Recently some very awsome cookiecutter-designs started to show up on thingiverse (like the escher cookie cutter ( thingiverse.com/thing:3207 ) or the jigsaw cookie cutter ( thingiverse.com/thing:3267 ), and many more) (and one of the local radiostations has played "last cristmas", because it's only 6 months till x-mas O_o )

So i thought about how the generation of such custom cookie cutters could be simplified and i developed a custom cookie cutter generator in processing.

read more about the project at my blog post
local-guru.net/blog/2010/06/27/custom-cookie-cutters-for-the-makerbot

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Hi I use it on my rep 1 it works perfect but when I do it on replicator 2 it don't work why is that
I've downloaded the Windows version of the Cookie-Cutter-Editor but it's displaying a blank screen rather than the the default configuration of nodes and lines. Am I doing something wrong? Was looking forward to playing around with this so I'd love to know :)
This is awesome! Compared to how I was making cookie cutters before this is so easy. Thanks for making this and making it available! Smile

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Hi I use it on my rep 1 it works perfect but when I do it on replicator 2 it don't work why is that
I've downloaded the Windows version of the Cookie-Cutter-Editor but it's displaying a blank screen rather than the the default configuration of nodes and lines. Am I doing something wrong? Was looking forward to playing around with this so I'd love to know :)
This is awesome! Compared to how I was making cookie cutters before this is so easy. Thanks for making this and making it available! Smile
is there any way to smooth out the base layer? i was trying to make some lightning bolts last night and the base (thick layer) had some gaps in it and didnt print so well.
Do you have any way to alter the thickness of the wall of the cookie cutter? Most of the cookie cutters I have downloaded from thingiverse end up having walls two extrusions thick, with a gap between them (and these get clogged with dough). If there was a wall-thickness option, I could set it to exactly two filament widths so that the two laps of the perimeter touch.
this one generates the cutter with one wall thickness it seems. (at least with my skeinforge settings and .35 nozzle) they are surprisingly pretty strong.
Can I just say that this is really cool? Great job!
I used this tool to create these two cookie cutters:

Raven: thingiverse.com/thing:4474

Hitchcock Silhouette: thingiverse.com/thing:4475

Thanks, Guru!
By the way, this awesome processing sketchbook requires the UnlekkerLib0, which I found here: codeandform.googlecode.com/files/unlekkerLib0003c.zip

I was able to edit the Processing patch to bump up the nodes from 20 to 50 so that I could achieve more natural "curvey" lines. Another really awesome hack of this patch would be to allow for the inserting of an image to then trace over -- I didn't need it because I was tracing by eye, but some fo
lks might prefer this.

Really helpful tool!
I like the idea but how do you run the unzipped cookiecutter.pde file? On my XP system clicking on the file returns a message saying 'windows can not open this file'. Letting windows search for the extent returns the message 'unknown'. Google search returns links for Processing Development Environment - PDE but does not say what to run it with.
download processing from processing.org/ open the pde file and klick on the little "play" button in the toolbar
Thanks - I will give it a try.
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