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Parametric Snowflake Ornament

by jnfischer, published

Parametric Snowflake Ornament by jnfischer Nov 23, 2010

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Summary

I wanted to tryout making parametric designs in openscad, and liked this;
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1388

But I needed an stl to process in skeinforge and work with my repstrap. I have almost recreated it in openscad. There are some differences in design but similar in outcome. Unfortunately openscad does not have a random function and does not handle recursion...

The provided stl prints a little more fragile than I'd like. And I found it's a pretty good test of a 3d printer for christmas.

Instructions

open in openscad
change variables in header of file
export stl
process into gcode
print

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open provided stl
process into gcode
print

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Very nice, though an option to configure the spike density would be nice, I'd like less spikes but have them still evenly spaced, if I reduce the spike count I just get a bare center section.

I am making these in NinjaFlex and including inside my Christmas Cards this year - this is an awesome print! See my Make.

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