I have a colleague into bee-keeping and he wanted me to print the original remix, after printing it he decided to use it for the rest of his hives and I wanted to do a better job with the requirements.
Everything is in OpenSCAD and written to be parametric.
I am still testing it out, consider this version as RC1 or Beta if you prefer.
It is design to be 2 parts as I am using 300x300 build plate. If you cannot fit it on your printer - OpenSCAD does make it easy. Version might be incoming.
If you are using CNC = I would be interested in a remix or feedback for wood cutting.
Infill should barely matter as the pieces are thin - feel free to experiment.
Beware of warping even with PLA - lower speed, lower temperature if you get warped edges.
Generic White PLA
Sand landing a bit so it glues nicely.
Sand away all pesky artifacts
The idea is to glue landing and brackets together.
This should be done on site as your dimensions might differ.
Gluing the plates together is a question of using some design over it as a handle.
I have used prototypes or models from other builds, no need to design a new thing - you will have plenty of things laying around.
Used both existing models as inspiration
OpenSCAD is easy once you understand the idea behind the build.
1) Small holes are for closed hive
2) Larger holes are for open hive during colder months when other animals might want to crawl in
3) it has to be removable as you do not want it on during busy season
4) Landing is requires for bees to properly land and not crawl around the holes.
- Printing is more difficult to the grid having sharp edges (Fixed by introducing intersection)
- Small holes in the bridges caused by incorrect nozzle width (Slicer settings)
- No supports for the landing - should be included in the model (Slicer settings)
- No grid on first layer.