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Custom Checker

by TheBogueRat, published

Custom Checker by TheBogueRat Mar 15, 2013

Description

Put your own image on the face of this checker and your name or message underneath.

The original is cool and mostly intact in my version, but I made so many changes that I thought I should share.

I changed the sphere to a cylinder because they were too high to stack the checkers, and I flattened out the bottom to make printing easier and accommodate the inset lettering.

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OK, must be my mistake. I'll try it again. Thanks!
I printed two sets and they all stack nicely. In fact, there's 4 or 5 stacked up in the picture above. If you are having trouble, you may have too much flow or the first layer is a little tight to the bed.

Having the bottom filled in was necessary to get the names on there but also I thought it helped the print adhere to the bed and and give a better finish.
Thanks for sharing the fun design. One caution - when you placed the name on the bottom of the checker, it filled in the cavity, so this piece will no longer stack with other pieces.

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GNU - GPL
Custom Checker by TheBogueRat is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

You need both .scad and the letters.dxf files for this to work. You also need the cat.dxf to use my example setup. And of course you need the latest OpenSCAD.

There's a lot that goes into putting a logo on top. Check out hackaday.com/2010/01/12/how-to-make-a-printable-ces-badge/ for an example on how the image portion works. Just put a closed line drawing centered on the origin and note the layer name. If you can't get it on the origin, just use the offset parameters to get it where you want it. Keep the drawing simple because OpenSCAD chokes on the detail.

write.scad was posted by harlanDMii at thingiverse.com/thing:16193. I am using an older version but check out his thing if you want more information.
Thanks for sharing the fun design. One caution - when you placed the name on the bottom of the checker, it filled in the cavity, so this piece will no longer stack with other pieces.
I printed two sets and they all stack nicely. In fact, there's 4 or 5 stacked up in the picture above. If you are having trouble, you may have too much flow or the first layer is a little tight to the bed.

Having the bottom filled in was necessary to get the names on there but also I thought it helped the print adhere to the bed and and give a better finish.
OK, must be my mistake. I'll try it again. Thanks!
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