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Stencil-o-Matic

by Benjamin, published

Description

Stencils from images of your choice.

First step is the **Stencil Factory** chaaawa.com/stencil_factory
Then "Open in Customizer" and paste in "input". Voilà votre pochoir !

*Your images are not uploaded to my server. They are processed locally, by your machine.*

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Thanks. You can set the blur to zero for a tight trace (in the bottom left corner). Before that, try to maximize the size of your picture in a 4:3 ratio image.

Is there anything like this that does not blur or distort the image. I am trying to put my company logo on an Iphone cover.. by the way this is awesome by itself

Thanks. Maybe try to check the "invert" box in the Stencil Factory.
Or paint with white brush the part of the image which create a surrounding blue zone.

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Instructions

**Pic.1** Open the Stencil Factory and select your image (gif, png, jpg).
"Convert & copy", as its name suggests, also copies the output in your clipboard, so:
**Pic.2** "Open in Customizer" and paste in "input".
**Pic.3** "create STL", download and print.

**Stencil Factory** also available in .zip (with sources) for offline use.
 
 
*Thanks to Tony Buser for his valuable advices.*
 
Contains:
PotrAs - original code Potrace v1.8 by Peter Selinger
Ported to AS3 by Nitoyon libspark.org/wiki/nitoyon/PotrAs
And Keith Peters' components minimalcomps.com
Thanks to them.

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huskie13 on Mar 26, 2014 said:

Is there anything like this that does not blur or distort the image. I am trying to put my company logo on an Iphone cover.. by the way this is awesome by itself

Benjamin on Mar 28, 2014 said:

Thanks. You can set the blur to zero for a tight trace (in the bottom left corner). Before that, try to maximize the size of your picture in a 4:3 ratio image.

3dprinter76 on Mar 19, 2014 said:

Amazing work Benjamin! Ive used this a few times. I am trying to insert this one stencil and for some reason I just get a blank frame with in the inside cut out. Have you ever seen that before?

Benjamin on Mar 20, 2014 said:

Thanks. Maybe try to check the "invert" box in the Stencil Factory.
Or paint with white brush the part of the image which create a surrounding blue zone.

mightyevo on Aug 28, 2013 said:

this is incredible
i had no idea customiser could do this kinda thing.
im printing more tee shirts than you can imagine :P
can you help me with 1 thing

im loosing some detail cause bridges would be required to support the islands.. and i have no idea if its even something fixable with a single stencil.
im being nitpicky. you just dressed me for the foreseeable future :P

Handlebar on Aug 5, 2013 said:

I am new to this - my Printer arrives Friday!
Can this be applied to something like a pendant or keychain? Any friendly nudges in a general (or specific!) direction greatly appreciated.

Benjamin on Aug 5, 2013 said:

Yes, pendant and keychain are possible.
Either by drawing a black circle for the hole on your picture in an image editor software, or by using the brush directly in Stencil Factory, like in this screenshot :
http://chaaawa.com/img/pineapp...

After that, play with the thickness, margin, and width in Customizer.

Kolia on Jul 26, 2013 said:

This-is-great. Can't wait to be home to try it! Is there an easy way to Customize the version with the handles?

Benjamin on Jul 29, 2013 said:

Thanks.
From today, you can add the handle in Customizer.

RossRobotics on Jul 17, 2013 said:

It would also be nice to invert the stencil. Instead of drawing the outline, it draws the picture. I would like to print the picture.

Benjamin on Jul 18, 2013 said:

Here is a modified .scad file for you to do that:
http://chaaawa.com/scad/stenci...

Replace "no_input" by the stencil factory output.
Do not leave the quotation marks.

FRANZ2013 on Jun 6, 2013 said:

Hello,

Sorry I'm really a beginner, but where do I find the clipboard?

Benjamin on Jun 6, 2013 said:

Hello,
It was a way to say that communication between Stencil Factory and Customizer was done by copy/paste.

You just need to paste like you always do in the 'input" field, with keyboard shortcuts, or right click, or "Edit" menu of your browser.

Copy was previously done by pressing "Convert & copy" on Stencil Factory page. You never see the clipboard, but what it contains when you paste (this can be done elsewhere, like in a text editor and saved for archiving or later use).

koolhandkc on Apr 4, 2013 said:

Brilliant!

Benjamin on Mar 10, 2013 said:

Brush movements smoothed.

Benjamin on Mar 7, 2013 said:

Paint it black…
You now get full online edition of your stencil.
(interpolation points required for fast mouse moves)

Benjamin on Mar 6, 2013 said:

Features added : invert and bridges.
Paint it white to connect island.

tbuser on Mar 6, 2013 said:

Feature Request: invert. A lot of times I try an image, and it ends up cutting out the wrong way. If you could invert the black/white, it might help.

Benjamin on Mar 6, 2013 said:

Yes, I'm on it right now…
with some simple editing tools: brush, white or black, brush size.
But i'm torn between improved this one, or try and publish an other one.

Benjamin on Mar 5, 2013 said:

Now with adjustable blur.

bre on Mar 3, 2013 said:

Excellent!

Benjamin on Mar 4, 2013 said:

Thanks!

tbuser on Mar 2, 2013 said:

I love the way you're pushing the boundaries of Customizer. :) Note: it is possible to paste an OpenSCAD array into a Customizer text field. This QR code customizer makes use of that: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... Perhaps that would help you optimize your stencil maker.

Benjamin on Mar 2, 2013 said:

Thanks !
That's the info I was missing. Need a bit of rewrite (and a lot of sleep).
Thanks again.

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