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Customizable/Parametric Stackable Bins Organizer

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Customizable/Parametric Stackable Bins Organizer by Rastegar Apr 19, 2018

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This stackable bin is fully customizable! you can define the size of the main box, number of the bins, and remove the wall between them to make larger bins!

How it works?
it is like an array or a matrix, you define the number of columns and rows for the bins. Then you have some walls in between in x and y. in each direction they are also like a matrix. so there is another matrix (matwallx and matwally) which can remove the walls. if you put 0 in this matrix,the associated wall to this element will be removed. There is also small columns between walls. if you want to make a large bin between 4 small bins you need to remove one small column among them. so with another matrix you can remove them, like the walls.

note that the thickness of walls, side walls and bottom are all the same. you can define it yourself. my choice is 1.5 mm.
so I only made one example, try to make your own based on your printer size and need!

Update v.2 , 22.04.18 :

the pins are not functioning useful (at least not for me!). I have changed them from cylinder to cube. you might need a small support at the corners to print the over hangs. STL's are not updated. you are highly recommended to use Openscad and make your own!

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getting much better but, try this 65,100 box size h 22

some of the walls are missing

ok, you should play with matwallx, matwally, and matcol matrices ( line 10 to 19). they define which wall to be removed. you are now using my default matrices, that's why some of them are missing. make all the indices 1, then everything is there. if you want to have a larger bin among some small one, you need to remove the wall(s) in between the smaller bins. This was my main motivation! at the beginning it could be a bit difficult to understand how it works.
i will try to write a better description in a few days

OK, now I see. Even better than I though. My printer will be doing boxes for the next 3 nights!

cool! looking forward to see the result. :-)

just now tried it and got some errors.

remove the "//" from the beginning of the lines 10 to 19.

just notice another problem, try 65,100 matrix 1,2 22height- the holes in the bottom are not in the corners. Please do not give up - I like this idea and can use it in my shop!

thanks for the feedback, there was a stupid mistake. now it should work nice and neat! I've defined new variables for the size of the column in the corner and the pins. it is now easier to change it as you want.

have not tried it yet but, did you make the pin recess larger. Remember that Slic3r will make holes slightly under size, see: http://manual.slic3r.org/troubleshooting/dimension-errors

this is a known problem. The holes are just for indexing so it will not matter if they are 0.5 mm too large.

in the script the holes are 20% larger than the pins (it is multiplied by a 1.2 factor), it should be large enough too avoid any matching problem.

your new version works better but, the holes in the bottom are smaller than the pins in the top and they will not fit together.

i like the idea but, back wall is missing! Try height 25, x 3, y 2 x =195 y=100

I uploaded a new one, check it please.

thanks. it is working fine. you need to adjust the column and wall matrices, meaning matwallx, matwally and matcol. if the rows and columns of these matrices are more then the walls in the box, it applies it to the side walls. I will improve the script to self-check it first.

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