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Here's a handy organizer and work station for those of you that use epoxy in your 3d printing or hobby endeavours. Easy to print and a small footprint. Please check out the YouTube video for all the facts! 

 

Join us for this first instalment in our multi-part series on putting together your own YouTube studio with the help of a 3D printer.

As already mentioned, while we have a specific window in mind for a window vent, we want to come up with solution that we can easily customize so that a window vent design that can be used for different windows.

So rather than hard coding the window size, we'll begin by creating variables to accommodate the parts of the window design that we will want to adjust according to the size and shape of the window we're trying to make a vent for, and just as importantly, won't create sections that are too big to fit on our printer.

So the first variable we want to create is one that identifies the build size of our printer:

kBuildSize = [200,200,200];

Now when our code needs to consider the maximum dimension in any axis it can refer to our kBuildSize variable and compute what is required.

We'll also need a variable for our hose size. But because OpenSCAD works in miiimeteres and a large proportion of our potential market is the north american market which uses imperial measurement, we'll first write a little function that does metric conversion:

function mm(inches) = inches * 25.4;

Now, as an example we can declare a hose diameter variable:

 

kHoseDiameter = mm(3);

kHoseMountSidePadding = 10;

We're going to assume that while the window gap may be out of square, that the interior channels are consistent. We could of course incorporate accommodations for the.

 

Now we'll need variables that describe the window opening:

3D print your own house numbers and save a bundle! You can download the free New Orleans style that was posted to Thingiverse or create your own to make a unique and worthwhile addition to your house or mailbox.

Instructions

There's four styles to choose from, and a number of options available for each style. When you create the House Numbers you want, your download area will provide you with the files you need to print a test digit. Go ahead and print it, and if it meets your requirements, you'll find the style you created has been loaded to your cart

After you submit the form, your request is submitted for processing. You'll be sent an email when it is ready for download. When that happens just return to Printable Science and after you've logged on, click on"Your Downloads" in the main menu.

Options & Configuration

Font
Style

There are four styles to choose from:

STYLE A: just the digit (with optional mount holes)
STYLE B: The Silhouette (with optional mount holes) and the Digit
STYLE C: The Frame (with optional mount holes) and the Digit
STYLE D: The Frame(with optional mount holes), the Silhouette and the Digit

ALL DIMENSIONS ARE IN Millimeters (MM)

Printer Tolerance

If your house number includes silhouettes or frames, then you'll need to specify a tolerance value so that when your components are printed, they all fit together snugly. Not too tight so they don't fit, and not so loose that there is too much space which will affect the visual appearance (unless that's the look you want!). Before paying for the HouseNumbers item in your cart, make sure you download and print off the test piece that was put in your download area and then adjust this value if needed.

House Number

Typing in only the numbers for the house number you want ensures that the digits are correctly centered in the frames. If you don't care about how accurately they are centered, then enter 0123456789 as your house number

Dimensions

Depth

Measurement is the depth of the number for Style A. It is the depth of the Silhouette for Style B and it is the depth of the Frame for Styles C and D

 

Mounting Holes

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MOUNT HOLES: For Style A the Digit height must be at least as high as the height needed for the mount holes. Similarly, if the mount holes are in the Frame or the Silhouette the base height of those pieces must be at least as high as the height needed for the mount hole. Click {modal article="19" iframe="true"}here{/modal} for more a table of minimum heights to accommodate standard screw sizes.

Auto Sizing
Digits