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Customizable Board Game Card Storage

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Customizable Board Game Card Storage by byzant Jun 2, 2013
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This things intend is to keep board game cards in order during play and to store them safely the rest of the time.

The holder can be completely customized to fit stacks of cards of any dimension. Multiple holders can be stacked safely by using the build in rails.

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To customize this thing to your needs please use the "open in customizer" button on this page or OpenSCAD. The tab "primary parameters" should contain all parameters needed.

Due to the sliding parts the default parameters might not be sufficient on some printers. Should printed holders or lids fit too tightly try increasing the "fudge factor" parameter, should they fit too loose try decreasing it. Should this not solve the problem try manipulating specific settings in the "secondary parameters" tab. Perfectly printed holders / lids should slide without much resistance into each other and snap in when almost fully inserted.

I'm printing on an Ultimaker and use Cura with the following parameters. These parameters haven't been really optimized for this thing (meaning faster speeds will probably just work as well).

  • wall thickness: 0.4
  • layer height: 0.2
  • bottom/top thickness: 0.6
  • print speed: 50mm/s
  • bridge speed: 50%

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Hi,

I love this deck holder.

A few questions on the secondary parameters: what do these sizes mean? Are they dimensions in millimetres, or some other measurement?

I've made a couple of holders with the basic settings, to hold larger cards, but the walls and base are a bit thin for my liking. I'd like to make them all 2.0 mm thick, so do I just amend the values to "2", where applicable?

Cheers,

Hey nestyr,

yes, all settings are in millimeters ("mm"). Just adjust all the Wall Strength parameters and you should be fine. If it all works out, please post a "Made"-pic :)

Done!

Now I'm trying to figure out how to make the sliders for the tops and bases stronger.

I'd like to make the sliders thicker, but that means I will also need to make the slots deeper as well. What do I need to adjust, and how much bigger should the slot be? For example, if I want to make the sliders 2.0 mm thick, how wide do I make the slots: also 2.0 mm, with a greater fudge factor, or 2.2 mm with a fudge factor, to compensate for any droop, or thickening from printing, or something else? And which of the customiser settings do I change?

I could figure this out for myself, but it's probably faster to ask you.

Cheers,

It has been ages since I've made this thing so you will have to do some experimenting yourself. However, setting the "lock" and "wall strength" secondary parameters to the values you need should just work out without extra fudge factor (depending on your printer). Also I recommend to take a look at the preview in the customizer and your printing tool before you print.

what size would i have to do to hold these cards with sleeves?

Just measure your stack of sleeved cards and you should be fine.

Hi,

Nice card holder! I've created a website to gather all board game improvements to inspire and showcase. Would you be interested in adding it to the Board Game Level Up site? Or I could help you with it, but still giving you the credit. www.boardgamelevelup.com

//Roberth

I love this! It would be perfect to store all of the different location cards for Arkham Horror

Great that you like it! If you make one please tell me how it works out for you because printing this isn't always easy (and maybe make some "i made one" pictures ;))

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