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These are OpenSCAD modules to generate links based on a user-provided set of dimensions. Each link includes holes at the ends for attaching to other links using pins.
I use these modules to quickly create links for frames and mechanisms.
Use or Include "Links.scad" in your OpenSCAD file.
link_solid(length, width, thickness, hole_radius) generates a solid link with a hole at each end. Set hole_radius to 0 for no holes.
link_lite(length, width, thickness, hole_radius, centersegs) generates a link with cutouts evenly distributed along the length. The cutouts reduce weight and make for faster 3D printing. Parameter centersegs specifies the number of cutouts.
Parametric Link Generator for Mechanisms and Frames by JonHollander is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure JonHollander would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!