OpenScad Puzzle Peice Cutter

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OpenScad Puzzle Peice Cutter by feilen Mar 22, 2011


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Puzzle.scad allows you to cut up an object into several puzzle peices
in order to more easily print them on smaller build platforms.

Also thingiverse gets rid of vanilla greaterthan and lessthan signs, for basic HTML.


import ≤puzzle.scad≥

partX = 0; //Which puzzle X to grab
partY = 0; //Which puzzle Y to grab
platform = 100; //Size of platform

intersection() {
puzzle(platform, partX, partY);

Then just change it to the X and Y part you want.
Also, to allow batch export of files, create a .bat file (makefiles may be
easier) with entries such as:

"C:/Program Files/OpenSCAD/openscad.exe" -s obj0_0.stl -D 'partX = 0' -D 'partY = 0' obj.scad
"C:/Program Files/OpenSCAD/openscad.exe" -s obj0_1.stl -D 'partX = 0' -D 'partY = 1' obj.scad

There actually is a guide on openscad's user manuel on how to use makefiles, but for quick projects this is sufficient.

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Any chance somebody could post a bit more instructions how how this works?
Could you point at an actual STL file?
I must be missing something simple, but I can't seem to get it to work at all.

Did this already...


Should've made it more easily end-user accesible, obviously!

Dado Box (for use with openscad CSG ops)

Mhmm, makerblock just asked for my script.

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing your script!!