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The DodBox [message #10334] Mon, 01 March 2010 22:34 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hi all,

I received a big order today, so you will see several other posts from me here Very Happy

The first one is about the DodBox (more info in this post). Or more exactly, it reduced scale version (1:3). It is nevertheless one of the biggest objects I ever printed.
You can see here the versions in White Strong and Flexible (WSF) and in Transparent Detail (TD).
index.php?t=getfile&id=2830&private=0

Of course these two containers can be put one inside the other to save space when you want to store them.
index.php?t=getfile&id=2831&private=0

You can also use one othe the container as a lid for the other and they form a complete dodecahedron.
index.php?t=getfile&id=2832&private=0

And the good news is that it worked as expected: that is it stay properly closed.
This is because the cut in the faces are not vertical but perpendiclar to the edges (and of course because I had the chance that the clearances are correct Smile)
See the details:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2833&private=0

The other thing is that you can stack two of these closed boxes, one on top of the other. I have only two part so I just show you how they fit:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2834&private=0

There are more images in the DodBox page.

The thickness is only 1 mm and I must say that the TD version look fragile (probably I can modify the design to make it sturdier by adding "folds" like in origami). But I really like the WSF version and the overall design.
And you, what do you think?

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Re: The DodBox [message #10434 is a reply to message #10334 ] Thu, 04 March 2010 15:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How did I miss this arrival here..

Wow, it came out awesome !
That's one piece of clean engineering ! Wonderful !

Reminds me of a small plant incubator/biodome with that transparent lid !
If you made an Alumide version, it would look like something they could take to Mars !

Stijn


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Re: The DodBox [message #10436 is a reply to message #10434 ] Thu, 04 March 2010 17:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So how big is it exactly because I can't tell from the photos?
Re: The DodBox [message #10445 is a reply to message #10436 ] Thu, 04 March 2010 18:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Virtox. You are right! I absolutely need one in Alumide! (same thing for the "Inclusions 2" by the way)

Joris, I though I had additional pictures with some coins, and unfortunately it is not the case.
So here are the figures. Very Happy
- The complete dodecahedron is 6.6 cm high.
- Its vertices can be included into a sphere whose diameter is 8.3 cm.
- The side of a pentagon is 3 cm.
- As already said, the thickness is 1 mm.
When closed, its size is comparable to the size of a standard Rubik's cube to give you an idea: a bit higher, and a bit less... cubic.
Re: The DodBox [message #10533 is a reply to message #10445 ] Sun, 07 March 2010 09:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I added a video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4OiUH-WMvk
Re: The DodBox [message #11112 is a reply to message #10533 ] Thu, 25 March 2010 20:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I received the Alumide version of the DodBox! Now I can play with 3 halves of dodecahedron!
See the pictures:
index.php?t=getfile&id=3068&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3069&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3070&private=0

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Re: The DodBox [message #11168 is a reply to message #10334 ] Sat, 27 March 2010 20:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I really love this design, and I hope it gets picked up by a manufacturer some day!
Re: The DodBox [message #11170 is a reply to message #11168 ] Sat, 27 March 2010 21:24 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks Ushanka. I am happy that you like it.
And this design has already been picked up by Shapeways, that's not so bad! Very Happy

 
   
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