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Parametric Spoon from Inkscape outline

by clubclay, published

Parametric Spoon from Inkscape outline by clubclay Dec 30, 2012

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I wanted to create a spoon from an outline in Inkscape using OpenSCAD, this is the first result.

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When I printed with MakerWare, it left parts out (left spoon in picture), but ReplicatorG worked fine. As I'll actually be using this for liquids, I prefer the result from ReplicatorG at this time.

I've used free tools as I don't like it when the originals are paid packages, even though its possible to work from a Things .stl it's still better to have the entire toolchain available for everyone.

Photo's are from a print in Yellow PLA, the object is slightly scaled down to be 15cm long.

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Makerware 1.1 fixes the missing lines problem (nice job guys!) be sure to clear and then set again 'accelerated printing' when upgrading your firmware.

I appreciate you including the entire toolchain. :) What did you use to convert the SVG into a DXF? Thanks!

Inkscape can do a save as .dxf - the OpenSCAD manual refers to a walkthrough on the rep-rap forums - its a little fiddly, and you have to convert you curve to straight lines by adding points and converting the line type.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/DXF_Extrusionhttp://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/O...

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http://repraprip.blogspot.com/2011/05/inkscape-to-openscad-dxf-tutorial.htmlhttp://repraprip.blogspot.com/...

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