Mario Question Box
by BrianEnigma, published
Liked ByView 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
It's the question-mark box from Super Mario Brothers! Put your coins in it. Hide a mushroom or fireball (the candy of that name, obviously) in it.
The other day, I thought I'd design a 3D-printed box. This wouldn't be just any old box, but the question-mark block from Super Mario Brothers. I started to break down what would be involved in the design. I would have to come up with the base box template, then virtually punch out a grid of dots representing the correct pixels. But, I thought, if I was going to do the work to calculate a grid of pixels on the box faces, I really could just put any pattern on the side. And if I could put any pattern, I might as well turn it into a template. And if it was a template, then other people could come up with some pretty cool designs that I never even thought of.
So, if you're into the question-mark box, print the attached STL. If you'd rather have your own pattern, either hand-edit the OpenSCAD source file or build your own variant at http://netninja.com/fun/mariobox/
(Don't mind the slight wiggliness of the photo at left. I just upgraded my print head and am still optimizing the extrude settings, so many of my prints are looking a little misaligned at the moment.)
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Mario Question Box by BrianEnigma is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving BrianEnigma a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure BrianEnigma would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).