Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Customizable Locking Pencil Box Set

by MakerBobDesigns Sep 16, 2013
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Nice, but my screw (lock) keeps breaking. Printed it twice so far. The threads come apart where it connects to the head? Any ideas?

I would suggest printing just that part with more outer shells and/or more infill.

My bad, I missed that piece individually
My left hinge on the bottom did not complete, or I broke it off.
Question, in your fantastic customizer I am confused over
Layer Height What layer height will you slice this at? The thinner the better if you put an image in the top.
I am using cura, do I set this? Can I set this?
I am a noob who has gone trough a lot of PLA before I fixed stringing :).

Getting errors in the customizer!

"/usr/local/bin/openscad/openscad: error while loading shared libraries: libCGAL.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

The best thing ever!, it will be so useful as im starting high school soon, so thanks.

useless my pencils doint fit in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Q!!!!!!!!!!

Why don't YOU design one?!!!!!!Q!!!!!!!!

I am assuming you mean the length? Have you tried the customizer? Under the customize body tab, the length setting is set to a default of 190mm. You can lengthen the box up to your printer bed length.

Alternatively, you can customize your pencil length with a hacksaw.

Squeal ! I can not wait to open this in openSCAD, thanks for the amazing work. This is just what I wanted to do if I had more time and expertise, and you have done it for us all.

Thank you for being excited! This is by far the most complex OpenSCAD code I have created. I hope the comments and numerous module splits will help you follow along. There is a lot of code that is dedicated strictly to the customizer user interface, but it should also run pretty smoothly on your desktop. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Cool.. Looks like somthing you could get at Office Depot.

I was trying for a useful set that kids could actually take to school without causing disruption to the class.

Of course, you couldn't get it personalized and customized for your needs at an office store.

Version 1.3 is fully functional and print ready! Get to work making your own version.

Early testing shows a need for more tolerance in the key mechanics. I am testing the screw part and hinges now. I always seem to try to make things too tight! Check back later.