Parametric Snowflakes for laser cutting

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Parametric Snowflakes for laser cutting by usedbytes Nov 23, 2013



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Exported as dxf from openscad using gringer's excellent snowflake module


For my acrylic snowflakes I cut selected sections all the way through and just scored others, which gave a pretty nice effect

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Hi, thanks for testing this out. I've now updated my OpenSCAD code [see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39685 ] to be more DXF-friendly, and it compiles faster as a result.

You can now use the variable 'make_2d' for 2D file output (e.g. DXF files):

openscad snowflake.scad -D make_2d=true -o random_flake.dxf

The seed used is printed out at the start of the compilation just in case you see something you like. STL output also works, including with a specified seed :

openscad snowflake.scad -D rs=2048 -o flake_2048.stl

Parametric Snowflake Generator
by gringer

If you want to print using OpenSCAD I'd use gringer's code directly (the thing this remix came from)

for printing just do a openscad file:

linear_extrude(file="flake_1.dxf", height=5);