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DOTFONT (variable width OpenSCAD font with

by TakeItAndRun, published

DOTFONT (variable width OpenSCAD font with by TakeItAndRun Mar 24, 2013

Description

Simple dot font generated from a vector matrix.

The black lines in the picture are just a workaround for thingiverse`s picture scaling routine.

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Yes, I took the color scheme from your thing.

OpenSCAD has some new string functions now, that makes inputing the text easier.

Reminds me of http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... Same color scheme too. ;) Bitmap fonts are also included in Customizer under MCAD https://github.com/elmom/MCAD/...

I dont have a printer, so I dont worry about that.

You can set the dots to square (fn=4) and the conical shape to zero (pq=0) and things get much simpler.

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Instructions

Please only use capital letters.

The OpenSCAD.scad can handle the following letters and spezial characters:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ123456789 0.:!'§$%&/()=?+-

The customizer can not handel all the special caracters. Propabley it can not input them in its web interface.

You can set the shape of the dots to squares (fn=4), octagons (fn=8), or nice and round (fn=32).

The font is 7 dots high, so with sdoty=1 (mm) the letters are 7mm in height.

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tbuser on Mar 25, 2013 said:

Reminds me of http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... Same color scheme too. ;) Bitmap fonts are also included in Customizer under MCAD https://github.com/elmom/MCAD/...

TakeItAndRun on Mar 29, 2013 said:

Yes, I took the color scheme from your thing.

OpenSCAD has some new string functions now, that makes inputing the text easier.

dreameredeemer on Mar 24, 2013 said:

It must take a while to render all those little cones... and printing all the tiny disjoint surfaces on the top layers probably gets interesting. Nice work though!

TakeItAndRun on Mar 24, 2013 said:

I dont have a printer, so I dont worry about that.

You can set the dots to square (fn=4) and the conical shape to zero (pq=0) and things get much simpler.

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