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Ultimate Nut Knob Generator

by wstein Mar 7, 2015
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I don't think the tool you've linked to is working properly. It won't load in Chrome at all. I can load the page in Firefox sometimes but it doesn't take me to a tool, it just provides a link to Makerbot.com to learn more and I don't see anything about Customizer on the Makerbot site. Can someone please check the tool link and ensure that it still works properly? Or maybe I'm just missing something.

It is still working

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This is very cool. Any chance of modifying it to handle wing-nuts?

Awesome idea many thanks

I love these things. I hate buying them. They are not cheap and they never have enough in stock locally when I need them. This is a great idea!

Very nice. I have been playing with it some and wondered how you created the "mini screwdrivers"? I can get teh shape and hole rigt.. except the opening is in the opposite end. How do you decided which end to close and which to keep open? (I have looked advanced).

Edit: I did read and try the instructions, but there is no setting to decide which end to put the hole. When jusing the exact settings I always get the bit-hole in the opposite end.


did you already managed? I did not see that you have edit your comment. I have checked the settings of Mini Bit Screwdriver V1.1.1. They still work great. The trick is, you have to set Screw Hole Length less than 100% otherwise you will get a hole on top of the handle. You also have to set "Bottom Thickness" to zero, otherwise you can't insert the bit. - good luck -

hex_nut_width = 6.35;
hex_nut_thickness = 10;
screw_hole_diameter = 85;
screw_hole_length = 95;
bottom_thickness = 0;

I'll give it another go. The problem with "bottom thickness" is I can't pick which end is the bottom :)

It is some days ago, but did you already read the instructions? I have listed the parameters there. I hope they still work.

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This will be out thing of the week on the 3D Printing Today podcast show #135. Great work!

Best idea ever ;)

thx for sharing