Parametric Bottle Name Tag

by rohieb, published

Parametric Bottle Name Tag by rohieb Dec 22, 2012

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An OpenSCAD script to create clips with your name on it which can be used to mark your bottles. In contrast to the original version by daniel, this derivative is easier adaptable and knows the following parameters:

  • name
  • logo (DXF, should be 50mm*50mm)
  • radius at upper and lower side
  • height
  • font

The name tag itself resides as a module in bottle-clip.scad, and there are some ready-to-use examples in examples.scad. Feel free to modify them.

Note that the STL provided here ist just for illustration. You can print it though, if you want ;-) There are also some logo samples which you can use.

Update 2013-03-26: add Club Mate logo. The script needs Write.scad and fonts in the write/ subfolder now.

Update 2013-06-06: added Tetris S piece and a glider. This thing is now maintained on GitHub: https://github.com/rohieb/bottle-clip-name-tag


  1. Get Write.scad and some fonts from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16193, put it into a subfolder named "write"
  2. Create a logo as a DXF of 50mm×50mm, or use one of the supplied logos. If you make your own, note that OpenSCAD is a bit picky about which DXF it takes. This tutorial describes how you get a proper DXF out of Inkscape.
  3. Load bottle-clip.scad into OpenSCAD. At the bottom, there is an example for 4 name tags. Change the desired options (name, logo, etc.) to your needs.
  4. Render, export to STL and print it.

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hmm i want to make one but im always getting the "WARNING: No top level geometry to render" error...

Hmm, all the code is in modules, maybe you're not calling them? See example.scad for some examples, you can simply remove the # sign to uncomment them. Otherwise, it's hard to tell what's wrong without having a look at your code.

Pay attention to the fact, that the letters of the names do not print well with a 0.5mm nozzle. (no they don't ptint well at all :[)

BTW, I was screwing around with the nozzle size lately, and the outcome for 0.42mm is fairly okay with my 0.5mm nozzle.

You could try to make the text a bit thicker by changing the thickness in line 47 of the SCAD script to something other than 0.7. I had problems to print the text with my 0.35mm nozzle in that case, but ymmv.

Ok, finaly I'm putting this on my to-print list, after seeing it all the time at stratum0 ;)

This is great and fits most standard sized 0,5 and 0,3 liter bottles. Now nobody can steal your beverage anymore and claim it's theirs :)