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Bitbeam RP Printable

by wildseyed, published

Bitbeam RP Printable by wildseyed Sep 20, 2011

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Bitbeam RP Printable by wildseyed is licensed under the BSD License license.

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Just so we can get by until the original author provides scad files.


Specify which ones to print, and in what quantities.

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i ported the gridbeam openscad library to bitbeam: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51157http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

bitbeam OpenSCAD and OpenJsCAD

@Wildseyed I like how you made the 2 hole block assembly easy to replicate with just selecting how many repeats you want to draw out. I wish I thought of that way but I did kind of but only with the holes.

BTW What version of SolidWorks do you have?


I did include the scad files, at least, for the 2d versions of bitbeam. (bitbeam.scad and bitbeam-kit.scad)

Code home is also here: https://github.com/hugs/bitbeam/blob/master/src/bitbeam-kit.scadhttps://github.com/hugs/bitbea...

Again, you rock. Thanks for making an RP version!

Wow, that was fast. You rock!

I'll print some when I get home, and post the results. Should be interesting. Thanks for sharing!

And thanks for extending it! I really look forward to seeing the prints! (My current beams are in basswood, and not as strong as I'd like. When I get a chance to do a side-by-side materials test, I'm hoping ABS bitbeam versions turn out far stronger.)