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Christmas Danish Heart templates

by AuntDaisy, published

Christmas Danish Heart templates by AuntDaisy Dec 3, 2012

Description

These are 3D printable templates for cutting (or drawing) the paper used to make Danish Hearts.
There are 3, 4 & 5 strip templates and one wiggly one.
Children love weaving them and the template allows you too cut lots of paper at once. (For more design's see Lene and Anna Schepper's wonderful blog http://papermatrix.wordpress.com/hearts/ )

Danish history says that Hans Christian Anderson (of Ugly Duckling fame) created the first ones... and the traditional Danish colours are red & white (for the national flag); sheet music paper looks attractive with red paper.

The templates make it easy to cut, with a sharp knife, lots of sheets of paper at once; or to mark out with a pencil for cutting with scissors.

You can also do your own designs - Rosie (who's 9) did the centre one in "DanishHearts2.jpg".

I've included an OpenSCAD file to generate straight line Danish Hearts of any size and number of strips. Hopefully, new templates will follow...

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Sorry, it was done with SolidWorks - I can upload the SLDPRT file if that would help... I'm afraid my OpenSCAD skills are still fairly limited and I couldn't get it to do squiggly extrusions.

Is it possible to get the scad file for the wiggly template ?

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Instructions

Print out a template - "DanishHeart3_A4x4.stl" is best to start with.
On our Replicator and for ABS, the default accelerated printing settings were fine (10% infill, 1 shell, 80mm/s, 230

Sorry, it was done with SolidWorks - I can upload the SLDPRT file if that would help... I'm afraid my OpenSCAD skills are still fairly limited and I couldn't get it to do squiggly extrusions.

Is it possible to get the scad file for the wiggly template ?

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