Open SCAD – Space X Grid Fin Coaster Trivet Thingamajig!

Check this out! I am a big fan of YouTuber Winston Moy (www.youtube.com/user/krayvis) who runs a CNC channel and in a recent episode he created a Space X Grid-Fin Trivet inspired by what else? Yes a Grid-Fin from a Space X rocket. So he talked about some of the challenges in modeling this in Fusion 360 and hit me, can I do something like this in Open-SCAD and give it back to the 3D, CNC and Laser cutting community as both code and a customizer on Thingiverse and the answer is YES! Now its hard to 3D print a trivet so I started thinking and it hit me, a coaster!

Now too this is a very flexible design in that you set height, if there is a bottom or not, circle size (I suggest leaving as is) as well as indenting for a mug. Now for flexibility I left it large so it could be output as an SVG for CNC or Laser cutting to make a trivet. However say you want a smaller verion what do you do? Just import the STL into your slicer and resize it!

Oh and another thing you will notice is I added a the Space-X logo to the center of the Grid-Fin for added effect! So if your looking for a unique personalized gift for the Space enthusiast and want to show off your maker skills then this is the model for you!

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Space X Grid-Fin Coaster Trivet Thingamajig!:
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2654834

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Open SCAD – Designing a precision 608zz Bearing Based Spool Holder!

Please visit OpenSCAD.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be designing a Thingiverse customizer for a 608zz based precision spool holder!

On thingiverse: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2619253

 

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Magic Nut Thing!

Today we will be taking a look at the “Magic Nut Thing” as a vision that came to me in a waking dream, well in reality I was driving or something but the “waking dream” I figured would get more views. However as they say necessity is the mother of invention and success has many fathers until they all go to the Maury Povich Show with DNA in hand. However this is one of those things that I did a “self” why didn’t we think of this before! As the neat thing is, it is ambidextrous so nut or bolt doesn’t matter as one model fits all. On top of the fact if you want to glue them in you can but don’t have to and the second (containing the nut) hides the bolt from the first adding not only a nice cosmetic feature but all a safety one too!

Build note: The Open-SCAD code requires version 2017.01.20 to run

 

 

CNC (3020 3040 3060) Alignment Collar for Dial Indicators!

Please visit OpenSCAD.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be designing an alignment collar for the CNC to accuracy measure the movements in the X, Y and Z axis. Now this is semi parametric as the X/Y strut is user definable and because I made this a customizer in did want to get all “logic” based as I had issue with the Pegboard application. So I simply bound it by value. However with the code you can configure it as you want!

Also if your looking for USB Dial indicators (which recommend) for this, look no further as here they are: diy3dtech.com/usb-dial-indicator-kit/

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Pegboard and Holes Utility!

Please visit OpenSCAD.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be taking a look at a utility I developed in Open-SCAD for generating various sizes of pegboards and yes pegs. The idea is wanted as utility that could create both so I could import the result into other projects. Also while I have uploaded this to thingiverse, Customizer seems to be having an issue with the double “if” statements in the code logic.

For more information as well as the complete source code, please visit http://openscad.diy3dtech.com/pegboard-and-holes-utility/

Pegboard and Holes Utility!
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2459745

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