Customizable Magnetic Hinge Box

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Customizable Magnetic Hinge Box by walter Mar 9, 2013
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Customizable box that uses magnets as a hinge and to keep it closed. You can customize the size of the box, and the size of the cylindrical magnets to use.

The attached STL files are designed to use 2mm (diameter) x 3mm (height) magnets.


should be printable without support

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Thanks for this great and scalable design, I hope you notice the tip ;-)

When I open you file in OpenSCAD I have following error: WARNING: Can't open library 'utils/build_plate.scad :(

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This is one of the best coded openscad files I've seen. Great work. Thanks for the design.

Where do you get your green filament? I just love that particular lime green hue!

What kind of magnets do you recommend (they look like rare earth magnets in the picture), and where can I find them?

Any small cylindrical rare earth magnets should work. I prefer the 3mm (diameter) x 3mm (height) magnets for hinges. For larger boxes, I'd probably try 4-5mm diameter magnets.

There's a bunch of sellers on amazon (A friend of mine is selling some at http://www.amazon.com/s/url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chockalottahttp://www.amazon.com/s/url=se... , but I think the 3x3 cylinders are out of stock). Just search for "rare earth" or "neodymium" magnets.

Thanks. I'll be sure to order from your friend when I'm ready to do so. :)

You are cranking out the designs today! Great stuff.