Customizable stick bowl art

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Customizable stick bowl art by bmcage Feb 17, 2013
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It's art you can make yourself! What's not to like? Play around with the settings, and make your own unique design. No guarantees on it being printable though...


Updated on 21 februari:

  • openscad hangs on skew around 180 degrees, so skew is limited for now to min -170 and max 170
  • reorganization of controls to make it easier to work
  • cutting the object based on given max height and width

Great remixes:

The idea of this things is that you have a base and 6 rings. Aim is to connect sticks from one ring to the next, in a way that shows your artistic gifts.

  • Radius and height are the radius and the height of a ring.
  • extend is how much a stick will 'stick out' of the rings it connects
  • skew is how much rotation on the next ring as done compared to the starting position on the original ring.
  • if you want to skip a ring, set radius equal zero, and the sticks going to that ring will not be shown
  • several forms can be chosen: beam, triangle, hexagon and cylinder. Use cylinder only when happy with result of eg beam, as cylinder needs too long to render.
  • the idea is to have a bowl, so a base is set with its own height. If you don't want a bowl, and would rather design a bracelet like thing, then choose to have no bottom.
  • there is a cutoff under the base, so sticks going below the base will stop there. This should help to print your design
  • as last option you can set your build plate, so as to see while desigining that all fits on your 3D-printer

Whatever you make, have fun!

The example is a simple bowl connecting 2 rings. Printed with infill 10%, layer 0.25, it looks great. Do share your customizations, I'll do some myself too.

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At this time it seems customizing this thing gives execution errors. So save your settings for the time being, as it might fail.
I'm using latest version of openscad and have no problem generating the stl.