This is a modification of my own Da Vinci Code Cryptex
The password is now customizable and there are clicking noises when you turn the rings.
You need five pins, five clicker and two decoshapes. The other parts only have to be printed once.
The inner letterring locks the tube. The outer letterring contents the letters. The special shape between inner and outer ring make costumizing possible.
You don't need to print the pins! You can take 3 mm filament, straighten it and cut it 5 times to 9mm length.
Thanks for the nice idea trepisky!
If you want to paint the cryptex, do this before assembly!
At first take the outer_tube and take one clicker. Fit the clicker into the first recess and press it down with a flat screwdriver. At the same time slide the fist letterring (C) over the clicker till it is flush to the outer tube. Repeat this process for all letterings (c,r,y,p,t) and take some superglue to fit the end piece over the outer tube to fix all.
The second part ist the assembly of the inner tube. Take the inner_tube and fit the pins into the holes. Take some superglue to fix them, if this is necessary.
the last part is glueing the deco_shapes on the flat front sides of the outer- and the inner-tube.
Make the antique look:
At first you have to color the cryptex completely in gold. After the color is dry, you take a old cloth, lay it down and make some lays. Now carefully put some black high fluent color on it. The last thing you have to do is to roll the Cryptex over that cloth. After some trials you can find out the right dose of color.
Now your finished. Please tell me your experiences.
And the most important: have fun!