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Starbox Generator

by pilotneko, published

Starbox Generator by pilotneko Nov 3, 2015
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In an effort to better understand OpenSCAD, I challenged myself to put together a little starbox generator. Use the SCAD file or Customizer to generate n-sided starburst containers. I've printed a few samples (sorry, I only have natural PLA), and the parameters are in the Print Settings below.

I find that these boxes print very nicely at 0.2 mm layer height in PLA. The lids snap onto the boxes nicely and hold in place if you have a well-calibrated printer. I'm using a Printrbot Simple Metal with an E3D V6 with a 0.4 mm nozzle. I usually print with a wall thickness of 0.8 mm (two shells), and a bottom wall thickness of 1.0 mm.

This is my first upload, so please feel free to comment and leave suggestions. Thanks!

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0.2 mm




I typically print with a wall thickness of 0.8 mm and bottom wall thickness of 1.0 mm. Two shells and a solid bottom 5 layers gives a fast, clean print.

I uploaded the STL files I used to print the starboxes in my photos. Box_1 is by and far my favorite.

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This is really neat! Thanks!

No problem, I'm just glad others enjoy it.

hi! can i have a file stl of first star in photo? ( excuse me for my english :) )

it's ok i made it :D

Thanks for the interest! I should have uploaded the STL files that I generated to print my examples, but it was my first post and I'm still figuring everything out. I'm glad you were able to recreate the first box. I went ahead and uploaded my verified STL files, so have fun!