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Catan terrain tiles for 2X cylindrical (3mm) magnets

by shocksofmighty Feb 7, 2017
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Thanks for the remix! I'm new to blender; how do I use the script to make the models compatible with my 3x3mm magnets?

align your hex til of interest with the hex tile in blender. Make sure your hex tile is selected, then press "Run Script". Might take a few tries to get alignment right. I did this ages ago and never ended up doing an auto alignment.

will these fit in the storage containers https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1482713

storage settlers

awesome thanks...i like your dual magnet design the best so far thats the one i want to print, i played this game for the first time over the last weekend and it was a lot of fun so now i want my own set :)

I want to make sure I'm getting the correct magnets. This requires the 3mm x 1mm cylinder magnets? I'm excited to get started on this print.

Yes, that is correct.

You are insane, this is just epic

Can someone help me with the ore2 file? When I slice with slic3r prusa edition, it skips several layers partway up the hill. I tried to run the file through netfabb as that has fixed a couple other issues I had with other tiles, but netfabb won't load the mesh. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'd switch slicers but I've printed every other tile with the same settings in slic3r and do not want to figure out how to setup and transfer over to a different one.

Never had this issue. The original "ore" (not ore2) file that I used had manifold problems, but I was always able to slice with S3D without issues.

this is perfect and the install tool is great. i was just about to mix my own to have cylinder magnets then i found this. do you glue the magnets in? and for one side are you placing one positive and one negative pole?

I do not glue them into the bases. They are a press fit and stay pretty well. Yes, one positive and one negative on each side of the base (make sure you are consistent on each side. This is the reason I epoxy a starter magnet onto the bolts of the install tool).

I bought 3mm magnets and they seem to be quite a bit too big. Have you had any issues with them fitting in the parts?

They are meant to be a press fit so they stay in. If you have trouble you can use the installation tool I designed, or possibly even heat the base just around the hole and then press it in.

OK. I actually printed the tool and can't seem to get them to fit. I might take a drill bit and widen the holes just a tad. I had planned on gluing them in anyway so that might be my approach.

Wow you actually did it for me! Thanks so much!

Could this be printed at 66% scale and use 2mm magnets. Or is that a crazy idea?

Presumably it would work, but you would obviously have to scale every component for the game accordingly. It would also be pretty hard to place 2mm magnets into the holes.

Nice Project !!!

I begin to print today...

Can you customize this part for a the dual magnet : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1413759

Dragonslayers (variant: settler of catan)

Best of luck! I have added just the base of that variant with the dual magnet holes. I have a Blender template/script that makes it very easy to modify existing bases, so if anyone else has requests for other variants, please feel free to let me know.

Really appreciate you putting this design out here. I like the original, just not the way it connected together. This approach is very elegant. And the little jig to install the magnets is a nice touch! Just got my first 3D printer last month, and now that I feel I've gotten it set up correctly, I think this would be a cool project to slowly start working on :)

Would it be possible to get the Blender script you mentioned? There's some other tile versions out there I was going to try and convert. I've never used Blender, but I'm assuming with a few Google searches and some trial and error I can figure it out. No worries if not, just thought I'd ask. Thanks again!

Glad you like it and thank you! I have included the blender file I used. It is perhaps not the most intuitive, as I wrote it for myself to use. Basically, you import the tile STL, align it with the hex base that is already there, select the imported tile, and click the 'Run Script' button. It may take some work to get used to Blender and get things oriented, but I can give you some hints/tips when you get around to trying it out.