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A box you will want to play with again and again, or will use to actually store stuff.
Updated 5 March 2013, redownload !
This is a box you can customize, which screws together via petal screws in the form of 2 to 6 petals. Printed in two colors, this makes a great gadget or an actual box to use. Text can be printed on the base, and via dualstrusion, this text can be in a different color.
Note: At the moment customizer renders this thing very badly. I'll open a ticket about that. If too unnerving, download and edit with openscad instead
You need to print two pieces, which have the same screwheight, twist and number of petals. These two will then nicely screw together in a really nice, smooth, action. Eg, you can print screwbox_3petalslong.stl two times in different colors, and you'll have a full box.
You can customize:
Credit: This design is based on a gadget I saw at ProtoLab, Kortrijk, Belgium (http://www.protolab.be/). Designed from scratch in openscad though.
UPDATE 3 March 2013: tweaked the ranges. Now you can also make a box without twisted petals. Also, default font size 12 mm.
UPDATE 4 March 2013: fixed error in scad concerning the stopper, which becomes evident on large boxes. There was a hole of a fraction of a mm. Also, tappering off of the reinforcement.
UPDATE 5 March 2013: fixed error where compiled version was different from the version you see in customizer (a CGAL issue with difference). Also, clearance should be small
Customizable petal screw box by bmcage is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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