10 Dollars Worth Of Quarters

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10 Dollars Worth Of Quarters by anewsome May 13, 2013



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An absurd and frivolous use of an expensive machine to make something that is really not all that useful. But it's still pretty cool and my friends like it.


Read the instructions from the boxes this was derived from.

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I'm going to quote you on ALL my prints: "An absurd and frivolous use of an expensive machine to make something that is really not all that useful." =D

Why don't you make it cylindrical?

I did. It's located here:


Used Solidworks instead of OpenSCAD though. My OpenSCAD skills are just not that strong.

10 Dollars Worth Of Quarters v2

Well, here's a few reasons;

  • A similar design printed in a cylinder shape would have a pretty small surface area on the bed, making the print more difficult.

  • A cylinder shaped box of quarters would not stack nicely in my desk. They would roll around. As you can see, I have lots of these and they get stacked in my desk drawer.

  • The SCAD code for shelling a cylinder is a bit more tedious than the simple math to shell a cube. A cylinder design would definitely complicate a simple design.

On the other hand, there's nothing stopping anyone from making a derivative cylinder based design. I'd love to see it.

The picture also shows $5 worth of quarters. I made these by making it exactly half as long. Just edit the .scad file if you only have $5 worth of quarters.

Well it printed nice but, the hinges did not want to break free... They just broke. :(

I made the hinge on this on a bit extra loose so the hinge wont't fuse for most people. If you're printing with PLA, my guess is your printer is either laying down too much filament or you're printing too hot for this design. I print all my hinged boxes at 220. If I print at 230, I notice the hinge will fuse and not be breakable.

Yeah it was pla... I will double check my settings... Thanks!

You can print quarters? Cool! I'll be RICH!!!

not at $.05/gram! LOL ;)

It's okay, all we have to do is print a lot of them. ;-)