[OpenTRV-dev] box..

Sun Oct 13 12:55:30 BST 2013

Np in the copy

I dont know if its a benefit to use thingiverse but in my eyes the advantage 
is that there is an platform that everyone can access, select options etc... 
and get an stl file they either can print directly or import in stuff like 

my goal with the arduino box generator is to be able to have all arduino 
types there, and in future select what shield you have on top and then print 
a case that holds it all... kind of in between task when no other tasks are 
pressing on...

-----Oprindelig meddelelse----- 
From: Damon Hart-Davis
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:15 PM
To: Bo Herrmannsen ; Closed list for developer discussions
Cc: Damon Hart-Davis ; Bruno Girin
Subject: Re: box..

On 13 Oct 2013, at 00:57, Bo Herrmannsen wrote:

> the box i hacked together from another thing on thingiverse can be found 
> here:
> http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=164778&code=26205aa7d2a70d00d0700dcdee3b5c56
> the parameters can be hidden, ie if say i want the case to be a set 
> thickness i can just hide the setting and it will use the default value
> maybe this can be used for our case also? you dont have to be registered 
> to to download the scad file... but you need to if you want to tweak and 
> save it as a “thing”
> maybe it could be used for those users who have a 3d printer and want to 
> print themselfes and not us?
> /bo

Hi Bo,

(I have copied this to the list.)

Very good point there at the end: we should keep our case designs usable by 
ordinary hackers/makers as much as our code and schematics and PCBs, which 
supports your general sentiment.

Also, as a side point, and to get people started more easily, it means we 
should carefully select and check in commonly-useful versions of the 
(generated) STL as well as any up stream source for it in the same way that 
we check in the Gerbers for the PCBs.  Though saving generated intermediate 
files is generally considered poor form, for particular common and useful 
intermediates that speed up bootstrapping a system (or checking that 
generation of them is going to plane), I think we should do it.



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