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box o tron for cnc milling

Anonymous
2012-02-18
2013-03-08

  • Anonymous
    2012-02-18

    Hi all, I've derived from the original boxotron to make one suitable for cnc milling and pycam!
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17750

    After you make the box file you can open in inkscape, add some holes for buttons/knobs etc, then copy paste to pycam. The red outlines are not fully opaque so they don't copy across.

    Matt

     
  • Lars
    Lars
    2012-02-20

    Hi Matt,

    parametric modelling is always a great fun!

    Your red half-transparent lines are a nice trick to work with PyCAM's input filter!
    Regarding the copy/paste: I guess you used this a workaround to force PyCAM to load the complete model? Alternatively you could also just increase the sheet dimension of the SVG model.

    In case you care about a pythonic code-style maybe you would want to take a look at PEP-8: wildcard imports - like with SVG in boxotron.py - always scare me a bit … :)

    Did you already stumble upon other approaches for parametric modeling? The following ones come to my mind:
    - OpenSCAD - less suitable for 2D; only DXF output
    - Cadmium - based on Python, but lacking updates recently
    - ImplicitCAD - awesome! Don't get scared away by the haskell notation - it is quite simple …

    It is great that there are so many interesting ways to shape a little cube :)

    cheers,
    Lars