iamburny’s Customizable Text – Name Keyring / Keyfob

Author: iamburny, published on 2015-05-18

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Summary

Find the new simplified v2 Name Keyring maker here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1148986 now with sliders for spacing and height adjustment

Customizable Text Keyring, make one for your significant other! show them that the expense is justified after all!!

Uses the recently added openSCAD text() function, which allows the use of almost any regular font.

Change Log:

Version 1.4: 22/11/2015

  • Added a few more fonts that work OK
  • Added Loop Y position adjustment (suggested by shadow651, thanks)
  • Tidied the settings menus
  • Refined the range slider amounts
  • Added some name examples using the newly added fonts

Version 1.3: – 16/11/2015

  • Fixed missing customizer after thingiverse changed the customizer code
  • Added ability to change the letter and font used to form the loop, helpful for names that dont start with a vertical letter (use the letter ‘o’ instead of a ‘u’)
  • Example with # hashtag added
  • Tweaked preview rotation to save better STL view
  • Added a whole load more examples 🙂

Print Settings

Printer Brand: RepRap

Printer: Ormerod

Rafts: Doesn’t Matter

Supports: Doesn’t Matter

Resolution: 0.2

Infill: 20%

How I Designed This

Uses the recently added openSCAD text() function, which allows the use of almost any regular font.

Instructions

  1. Choose a Font

  2. Enter the text you want, it works best with <10 letters

  3. Adjust the spacing of the characters so they touch each other, you must enter an array containing the same amount of number as you have letters (e.g. [12.5,12.5,12,10.5,10] for 5 letter name)

  4. Adjust the height of each letter, between 5 and 10mm works best, you must enter an array containing the same amount of number as you have letters (e.g. [10,7.5,8.8,7.5,10] for 5 letter name)

  5. Tweak the twist and center as desired.

  6. Adjust the key loop position so it is touching the first letter

  7. Check it over with the Rotation slider

Print It!
I printed mine in PLA with a 0.2mm layer height.

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike

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