This is just a placeholder for a fully parametric (openscad scripted) Mendel style vertex. You want it skinny? Want to print quick moulds to fill with resin? Want to add a foot? Want to switch to chunky M10 rod, smaller M6 studding or perhaps carbon-fibre rods?...
This script makes sure the resulting part is a drop in replacement for the Standard Mendel (or Huxley) Vertex by following certain design guides, while allowing maximum versatility.
I will be cleaning up the code in the next few days and then release as soon as possible. Features include:
- Define height and width of the vertex
- Separately define shell (/wall) thickness for vertex and rod sections.
- Add a shell base layer within the vertex (useful for mould making)
- Specify dimensions of a foot if required
- Define studded rod dimensions and tolerances
- Ability to include grub (wood/) screws for fixing bamboo / dowel / carbon-fibre rods.
Let me know what features you'd like...
Currently my Makerbot is out of action. I'd be really grateful if anyone wants to print and test these experimental parts.
- Standard is based of the extensively tested geometry of:
- Minimal is untested! It uses just 8cc(!) of plastic and should print in ~30mins.
- The example with a Foot (15mm) is not using standard geometry, but is a quick test. The foot design is likely to be re-worked.