Laser Cut Box Generator Script
by bvesperman, published
I have found other simple box generators, http://boxmaker.rahulbotics.com/ but found I wanted something more. My script has logic for screw assembly and for advanced users, gives you the ability to cut holes and modify the box,
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Download the OpenSCAD file and change the following variable at the top of the script:
width - box width length - box length depth - box depth
tablength - the length of the tabs, can also be thought of as material thickness tabwidth - the width of the tab
tablengthperiod - the number of tabs along the length dimentions of the box tabwidthperiod - the number of tabs along the width dimentions of the box tabdepthperiod - the number of tabs along the depth dimentions of the box
screwLength - the length of the fasening screw screwDiameter - the diameter of the fasening screw
hexWidth - the width of the fasening hex nut screwhexThickness - this is more of the length of the hex nut, not sure why i called it thickness
exploded - when set to true, will render the plates ready to be cut out, when false you can see the box assembled explodedplateseperation - the seperation beween the plates when rendered in the exploded view
The values I have in the script work well for plywood that is 6 mm thick. I got the plywood from home depot. And I used 16mm long 3M screws.
There are sub function in the script (BottomPanel, TopPanel, etc) that represent each plate. In side each function is a basic Panel function, if you want to cut a circle or square out of plate just perform a difference method. The transformations are well setup so you can just use magic numbers in the BottomPanel function and it will translate well between exploded and assembled views.