Parametric compartment box with lid

by acker, published

Parametric compartment box with lid by acker Dec 28, 2011

Featured Thing!

4 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps


Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

20714Views 6446Downloads Found in Containers


This is the same item as hippiegunnut's http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12307, tweaked very slightly with an optional lid added.

-- UPDATE 4/13/2013 --

I added a second type of box: now you can use a sliding lid. Prints nicely, with a very steep angle in the lip so no overhang problems. I'm using these as chess boxes, card deck boxes, screw sorters, etc.

Still fully parametric, of course.

-- UPDATE 5/6/2013 --

Okay, finding a lot of uses for this recently. :)

I added a parameter to include a coin slot in the lid. Now it's a divided piggy bank too! (My 8-year-old son uses it to handle savings, etc. separately.)


Print. Put lid on box. Or slide lid into box, depending on what you printed.

More from Containers

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

Treatstock is an online platform that offers decentralized manufacturing services such as 3D printing and CNC machining for business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales all over the world. W...

App Info Launch App

3D print your favourite design with NinjaPrototype, a professional 3D manufacture with consistent quality and speed.

App Info Launch App

Fyi, I am working on and updated version based of this file at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2594893. More options and variables to fiddle with.

Ultimate Box Generator
by pynej

I'm going to use them for tea and herbs. Maybe it's possible to make parameter for labeling?

Maybe I'm just being stupid, but I can't seem to find the Parametric version of the slide on lid type? I only see an openscad file for the standard lid, and there doesn't seem to be a variable for the other style lid in there.

Did it just not get uploaded?

It's in the same openscad file. Just a boolean for which type of lid to use. This settings affects both the lid and the top of the box, because the box top has to be a little different for a slide-on lid, of course. :)

lidtype=1; // 0=Flat lid. Use "1" for lid that slides off in the x direction

I think I figured out what happened.... if I download everything as a .ZIP file I get the old .scad file.... Must be a glitch with thingiverse.

I have to download the individual file to get it.

I haven't had a look at it yet, as I'm at work, but is it possible to make the internal compartment walls shorter, so they become kind of like ribs in the box? I want to make a box with compartments that'll hold Austin's deck boxes (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39997)http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... in place, without having the compartment walls completely enclose them. I'm not 100% sure I'm making sense when I describe that.

Parametric Scifi Deck Box With Two Netrunner Emblems
by Austin

The .scad file would take some tweaking.

If you like it then you should have put a lid on it.

nice it works, nice in black with 2.0 infill.see throug thing :)

The lid doesn't seem big enough to fit - just curious if others have seen this too, or is it me?

When you print other models with nesting parts, such as lids or pegs/holes, do they fit? If not, then the width of your extrusion is miscalibrated in your slicing software.

I think that depends on the tolerance setting, and your printer's personality. There's a variable in the SCAD file to mess with the tolerance, which should let the lid fit better. Mine fits like a glove.

Try increasing it and re-rendering?

Great item, Thanks.. will be printing a heap of these.

Auzze 8-)