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Parametric flex box

by Juerd, published

Parametric flex box by Juerd Feb 10, 2012

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Has an experimental feature to include an extra set of inner walls to protect the hinges from the contents. By drawing the hinge lines in a zig zag pattern, plotting time is reduced significantly.

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Change doosje.pl and run it.

Newest version and instructions can be found at http://github.com/Juerd/doosje

Change the parameters for height, length, width and material thickness. These are the inner dimensions, so just measure the thing you want to store inside. The script will output the outer dimensions.

Other customizable parameters include "finger" width and kerf compensation. Read the source code to discover more parameters.

(I didn't know about http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17240, another parametric flex box, when I made this. There are quite a few differences between these two things since they were developed independently.)

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It would be perfect if you could regulate the radius!

Sheetsize must be 377 x 121 is it possible to make it smaller?

I love the design - already made a flexbox from the other thing on here. What material is your version made from in your picture - is it just normal acrylic? If so, what thickness do you need to use?

Thanks

The acrylic in the picture is normal 2 mm acrylic from the local DIY/hardware store. I have no idea if it'll work with thicker material. If anyone tries, please share the results!

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