Pocket Gutenberg Text Block

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Pocket Gutenberg Text Block by chris Jul 4, 2013



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Generate your own block of type to go with the 'Pocket Gutenberg' (thing:113044)! The only limit is your imagination (and the incredibly small amount of text that fits in a block of type!)


Just add up to 4 lines of text using the customizer, and print out. Designed to work with the Pocket Gutenberg (thing:113044). Using 7 for the letter height and 2.5 for the letter depth works well. Sand the top of the letters slightly to make for a smooth printing surface when you are done.

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When I enter the text on the scad file nothing appears.

Really want to try this, but the customizer isn't working, any ideas?
Thank you!!

Hmm. Makerbot seems to have changed their openscad implementation somehow. You should just be able to install OpenSCAD on your computer and then download the *.scad file. All you need to do to 'configure' it is change the text where it says 'line 1', 'line 2', etc.

Thank you!


The app doesn't work

Thanks you

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What slicer and slicing settings did you use to print the block? My extruder seems to be working really hard with all of the jumps and with some jumps resulting in consistent stringing, yet others resulting in well-formed characters.

I think I printed it with 0 extra shells (1 shell in makerware), 15% infill and 0.254 mm layer height (although I'm not entirely sure about these numbers, those are just what I usually print with for something like this). I used ABS plastic and sanded the top of the letters flat before I tried printing with it though. If you are trying to use PLA, I have no idea if it will absorb ink like ABS.

I would probably try printing relatively slowly for the letters as well.