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Recycling Symbols

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Recycling Symbols by MakerBlock Feb 8, 2013

Description

MakerBot employee Johnathan Cook suggested embedding recycling symbols into the things we print. I think this is a really cool idea.

I was able to take Johnathan's original JPG, trace it into an SVG in Inkscape, export to DXF files for cutting, and then extrude into a printable STL in OpenSCAD. I've attached a file with each of these intermediary filetypes. If someone wanted, they could now add one of these symbols sticking out from their object or cut out from their object to leave this impression.

Each of the STL files indicates the approximate dimensions of the recycling symbol.

abs-70x90x10.stl
This file produces an ABS recycling symbol of approximately 70x90x10mm.

pla-70x90x10.stl
This file produces a PLA recycling symbol of approximately 70x90x10mm.

symbol-70x70x10.stl
This file produces a recycling symbol of approximately 70x70x10mm.

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Okay - I've uploaded it!

The OpenSCAD is really quite uninteresting. All I did was extrude the DXF files to 10mm and then tried to center them on the XY plane.

I don't see the OpenSCAD file?

Great minds think alike. :)

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Recycling Symbols by MakerBlock is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

1. Add a blank recycling symbol, an ABS recycling symbol, or a PLA recycling symbol to your printable objects!
2. Use
3. Recycle
4. GOTO 1

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cthree87 on Feb 9, 2013 said:

I don't see the OpenSCAD file?

MakerBlock on Feb 9, 2013 said:

Okay - I've uploaded it!

The OpenSCAD is really quite uninteresting. All I did was extrude the DXF files to 10mm and then tried to center them on the XY plane.

schmarty on Feb 8, 2013 said:
MakerBlock on Feb 8, 2013 said:

Ah! So it does! Well, this at least gives some additional choices.

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