Parametric Wearable Container with Slip-On Cap

by 2n2r5, published

Parametric Wearable Container with Slip-On Cap by 2n2r5 Jun 3, 2013

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This thing started out as a micro cache container for geocaching. It quickly got out of hand and can now be used for anything from a sharpie necklace to a candy jar. You can customize the size, shape, text and even put a loop on this to attach a strap.

I only had enough time to print out 2 sharpie containers and a small box. The default dimensions will produce a perfect sized sharpie case. The inside and outside container shapes are independently customisable for those of you wishing to use this to house a tool or pen. I was thinking of making one for my exact-o knife. It will give me a bigger and more ergonomic handle. How about a pillbox key chain or maybe even making a glow-light. How about attaching your pocket watch to your new single cigar carrying case?

This thing is being listed under household containers but needs its own category for just being awesome!

One drawback of making such an awesome thing is that the text may not work for all configurations. Low side counts specifically will not work well.

Change Log


  • Fixed Containers so that low wall counts work better
  • Added ability to make 3 sided containers
  • Small fixes in the code


  • Fixed bug where sphere would protrude below bottom of container
  • Changed wall width of loop to be indepently controlled


  • Customize
  • Print
  • Use!

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My wife wanted a nice compact container for her Ego-C electric cigarette so I make one out of white PLA. It was difficult to open/close and she was afraid it might scratch the Ego-C so I made the hole 0.5mm bigger and printed it in Soft PLA (rubber-like) and this works GREAT!

Only thing missing is that the inside of the cap and outside of the bottom should have a 45 degree bevel to aid in closing the container.

That's great. You should take a picture and post it as a made item. I will work on the beveled edge. I have an Idea for that already. Thanks for the comment.

I did a ReMix - feel free to take the lines that add the bevel and add it to your OpenSCAD script. Maybe even make it selectable if it bevels the edges or not!

Sweet! Very handy for geocaching.

Check out the hanging micro remix of this. Its fantastic. I like the smooth version myself. I am going to print a 100 mm diameter hex container tonight to test the larger container fit quality.

I was wondering how long it would take till this got featured (: congrats!

Thanks man, I wasn't sure this would get featured since I had some featured over the weekend.

Yeah, those wallets are cool. I used to make them from paper when I was a kid. I'll give them a try too.