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Customizable Coin Creator

by cdmacy, published

Customizable Coin Creator by cdmacy Feb 16, 2013


I really liked the Many Coins Thing but I wanted to easily create my own icon choices, scale the coin, and add text. This is the result.

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I really liked the Many Coins Thing (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37510), but I was disappointed to learn that I couldn't run the script on my Mac and I needed to install Perl, Inkscape, Ghostscript, and PsToEdit on my Windows machine. Also, some of the icons from the Noun Project aren't scaled nicely or centered. So once I had converted the .svg file I still need to fiddle with the parameters to get it to look okay. Customizer doesn't let you add .dxf files, but, fortunately, there is a plugin for Inkscape that lets you convert a .svg file into an OpenScad file ( thingiverse.com/thing:25036 ).

I built up the code to support choices for several different icons, and I added some support for printing short text messages at the border of the coin faces. If you leave the text parameters blank, then the icon will increase in scale to fill the space. Unless you make the coin really big, the unsupported overhang shouldn't be a problem on the bottom side. On my printer, I was having trouble getting the text to come out if the font was under 5mm, not sure why, so I don't support font size adjustments currently.

I may still tinker with the centering and sizing of the icons, add more icons, or add more customization support as the mood hits me.

Also added a Makerbot icon taken from Customizable Sign ( thingiverse.com/thing:40705 ) to the mix of available icons for the coin faces.

Here are the CC attributions:

thenounproject.com/noun/apple/#icon-No640 Apple from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/teapot/#icon-No678 Teapot from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/submarine/#icon-No683 Submarine from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/blimp/#icon-No1018 Blimp designed by thenounproject.com/mattsaling Matt Saling from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/hammer/#icon-No1306 Hammer designed by thenounproject.com/johncaserta John Caserta from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/heart/#icon-No1308 Heart designed by thenounproject.com/johncaserta John Caserta from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/wrench/#icon-No1320 Wrench designed by thenounproject.com/johncaserta John Caserta from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/coffee-pot/#icon-No1366 Coffee Pot designed by thenounproject.com/legologic John O'Shea from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/mustache/#icon-No1642 Mustache designed by thenounproject.com/bnhw Benjamin Davis from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/bar-graph/#icon-No3066 Bar Graph designed by thenounproject.com/fernando.yellow Fernando Vasconcelos from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/superhero/#icon-No3303 Superhero designed by thenounproject.com/Simon Child Simon Child from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/hamburger/#icon-No3536 Hamburger designed by thenounproject.com/scohenhm2 spencer cohen from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/robot/#icon-No4052 Robot designed by thenounproject.com/zer0mike Mike Hince from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/beer/#icon-No5693 Beer designed by thenounproject.com/sbarrosjr shultz01 from The Noun Project

thenounproject.com/noun/batman/#icon-No8255 Batman designed by thenounproject.com/illyism Ilias Ismanalijev from The Noun Project