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Containers composed of Triangles

by pmoews, published

Containers composed of Triangles by pmoews Apr 21, 2013

Description

Here are 4 containers and a lid constructed entirely from triangles.

They can serve as holders for paper clips, rubber bands, or other small stationery items.

Supplied are small, medium, large, and extra large containers. The lid fits the medium and large containers. The lid can also be used as a small tray.

Stl files are:

small_hex_box.stl
medium_hex_box.stl
large_hex_box.stl
extra_large_hex_box.stl
lid_hex.stl

The openSCAD program that created the files is make_container.scad.

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Made the mini container... Works great, nice design. Solidoodle 3 printer

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Instructions

The boxes and lid print most rapidly if done directly on the build platform.

To create the boxes 36 small triangles were first assembled into a large triangle. Six of the large triangles were combined to make the hexagonal base and three were combined to form each side. While the openSCAD code is not fully parametric it contains instructions for making smaller and larger boxes.

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stewarrh on Jun 16, 2013 said:

Made the mini container... Works great, nice design. Solidoodle 3 printer

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