Customizable House / Padlock Key
by Belfry, published
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Glad to hear it worked for you! I keep a couple of spares around myself. I keep one on my key chain as well ( just so I always have a '3D' example to show off! ). It's sometimes easier to show it than it is to explain it.
First successful Key I've made was with this!
It was a Schlage lock, I measured my key with calipers, and figured out the code. After plugging them in, I downloaded the file, and mirrored the model. I had to also adjust the slot angles in one of my preferred editors (I couldn't figure out how it worked in customizer); Printed it. Bingo! worked perfectly.
Now, I can print one for my son to use, and won't be so concerned if he loses or misplaces it. Perfect for making spare keys for my wallet too.
I think this is pretty neat, but it's making me a bit paranoid for the people using the customizer. I know that in practice someone's not going to go through these 56 remixes, track people down, 3d print their key, and break into their house, but it's kind of off-putting in a pleaserobme.com kind of way.
Maybe thingiverse should have a way to have customizations default to private?
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If you hold the key in your left hand, with the blade pointing to the right, the KeyCutCode reads from left to right. 0 for no cut up to 9 for a maximum cut. You can switch to the 'top' view in 'customizer', and hold your key in front of the screen while you adjust the values. It may take a couple of prints to find just the right match, fortunately it doesn't take long to print, and doesn't use up a whole lot of your filament. You might want to print your first try using the 'straight' key header, to save even more time / filament!
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