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Hexagonal Connectors

by SlothOne Aug 14, 2016
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I would very much like to adapt this design for a board game I have created. The board is a hexagonal grid of 91 holes, in the overall shape of a hexagon with 6 holes along each edge. You can see a POVray of this hypothetical board at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/3101947/twixter

I want to make the board in 10 sections which can be assembled in different ways, for example an overall triangular shape with 13 holes along each edge, which also would be 91 holes. This modular board would look different around the perimeter from that linked image. I want the board sections to fit together easily but not too loosely. The holes have to be positioned so that the game pieces also fit together easily. The game pieces are my problem, but it looks like you are helping me solve several tolerance issues I was concerned about. Do three printed hexagonal connectors fit together easily? Thanks a million for creating this!

You can totally use the connectors with a board game, but just remember to follow the license (Creative Commons: Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike). They should theoretically connect together.I haven't actually printed them, as I won't have a printer for a few days. I did make a customizable openscad file that can be used to change the amount of tolerance for the print.

Thanks for your interest in the project!