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Printed 'place cards' with tealight holder

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Printed 'place cards' with tealight holder by benhowes Dec 15, 2012

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Printed initials which can be used in the place of place cards, or just as a nice little thing to have on your shelf/desk. Add an LED tea-light for that little something extra.

I made these for a Christmas meal and gave one to each of our guests. Everyone really liked them so I decided to share! I've put the STL of my initials here so you can see roughly what's going on, all other combinations are in the 'Placeholder_all.zip' archive.

If your looking to make in batches of >20, with the suggested print settings and LED tealights, they can be made for less than £1 GBP ($1.60 USD approx) per piece with the LED tealights.

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Instructions

'Placeholder_all.zip' contains all 670 possible combinations of letters. Download, extract and print with the lettering down (the STL's should be in the correct orientation).

I can fit 6 on my prusa Mendel with no trouble and I normally print with a single perimeter, 2 top/bottom layers and a 15% infill. For 3mm filament this uses about a meter per place-holder.

To add that little something extra, get some LED tealights (I found some on ebay) and tack them onto the base with a little glue (I used hotmelt glue, though many other household glues would work).

For those who're interested, I have all the sourcecode and instructions on github here: https://github.com/benhowes/Placeholders

Thanks to: papakin for the openSCAD font converter - https://github.com/pipakin/OpenSCAD-Font-Importer Braydon G. Fuller for the open source font 'Linear Regular' - http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/linear-regular

Wow, this is wonderful! Thank you for sharing the files!
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