Mini ish Cryptex (improved design)
by xochal, published
I have only printed in PLA if you print in ABS please report how well the lock ring works.
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Do you know how many cubic cm's it takes to build v2 of this project? I'm thinking about having a third part build some of these as gifts, but I need to get an idea of the cost. Also, is 0.200mm layer thickiness good enough, or would it needed to be printed on a machine with finer layer thickiness.
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5 ring 2's
one inner tube
one support tube
one locking ring
and as many shims as you need. ( i printed the whole set and only used 2)
Program by aligning the notch in ring 2 with your selected letter.
don't glue the pins on the inner tube until you have every thing assembled so you can find the best alignment.
once printed i sand the sides of the ring 2, spacer rings and letter rings (ring 1s) to make it operate smoother.
depending on how much you shim and how much you sand you may need to file the teeth of the pin to get everything to line up right. i had to on the orginal design but this one i did not.
you can use a sharpy to color in the letters, then hit them with some white glue then color again for good sharp letters.
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