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Key Chain Fobs

by Renosis May 14, 2011
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Hey, I made a derivative from your Star Wars keychains - I designed a mill game - have a look: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:246979http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Could you design one for my softball team? I can possibly send you a photo of the logo.

They aren't that hard to do yourself, but I could probably do it for you, if you aren't too handy with OpenScad etc.

THESE THINGS ARE SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-)

Hey Thanks!

Look like fun items.

I've got a work request. I'm not adept enough at the gcode reading. Would you describe how to find the right time within the gcode or how you time the color changes?

Actually... it really depends on your skeinforge profile and your machine.

Also, I am using a wade's style tensioner, so the timing is way different for my machine than other MakerBots....

This is the tensioner I use:


So, in order to change my filament, I do not pause the machine at all. I just cut off the old filament right at wh
ere it enters the extruder. Then I follow the old piece in with a new piece. So, I actually have to time it just right, by trial and error.

I am using a .4 mm nozzle with an Mk6+ extruder on a Thing-O-Matic with 3mm filament on a Wade's style tensioner. My skeinforge settings produce a .28 mm layer
height and .4 mm thread width. SF 35, replicatorg.

With these settings and the method I use to change filament, on a plate of 2 fobs (4 halves, like the .stls posted here)... I end up making my cut and following in with the new filament right when it starts putting the solid surface layers for th
e bulk of the object. ( So at the start of two layers before the logo starts).

Confusing ehh?

Well. Obviously, the only way you are going to be able to do it is to try it yourself and if you are a little bit off, do a reprint and make the proper adjustments...

I am sure there is a more scientif
ic way to do this, and I was actually going to start doing the math to figure it out, but realized by the time I figured it out, I probably would have been able to print 6 keychains out!

MK5 Wade's-Style Tensioner

make a montreal expos logo

@wilsonetics .... I can do an expos logo, if you really want it!

But you must first realize that you would be required to paint it.... there is no way to do a color change with a three color logo like that... unless one were to print out the logo in three different pieces...

If you still want an expos logo that you will paint when you print it out... I'll set
it up for you and upload it here... but don't make me do it unless you are really going to print and paint it and post a pic here! :]

Love the star wars ones. :-)

Love multicolor designs. We should definitely have more of that;)

Is the colors glued together or fused together with ABS?

Yeah, I love it too! :]

The filament was changed mid print. So the two colors are one solid piece.

However, in order to have the logos stick out on both sides, I had to print each 'fob' cut in half. So they are glued with plastic cement.

Those would look great on a keychain, or on a zipper-pull on a backpack. :-)

Ya, good point! You can probably use these in all sorts of places. Maybe I should change the title and description. I could see a lot more people printing these for keychains and the like, I know ceiling fans are pretty uncommon, unless you are near the equator.