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Trapezohedra Magnet Tiles

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Trapezohedra Magnet Tiles by eshira Mar 10, 2017
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OpenSCAD trapezohedra tiles with holes for magnets. Trigonal trapezohedron (a cube), tetragonal trapezohedron, and pentagonal trapezohedron.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezohedron

Trigonal (cube): Print 2x3 = 6 faces
Tetragonal: Print 2x4 = 8 faces
Pentagonal: Print 2x5 = 10 faces

Use 4 disc magnets per tile (axially magnetized). Use superglue to secure them in the tiles.

See the User Defined Variables section of the OpenSCAD script for the parameters you may want to change (magnet holes and overall size of tile, total 4 parameters). Or just use the pre-built STL file (designed for 6mm diameter magnets, 1.5-2mm in depth, leaving a little extra room due to typical 3d printer tolerance issues).

Not familiar with OpenSCAD? It is easy to obtain and use! Download it here: http://www.openscad.org. After installation, open up the OpenSCAD file for this thing and hit F6 to render (or use the menu options up top). File->Export as STL and take it to your slicer!

These are also on github: https://github.com/eshira/polyhedra

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