Easter Egg Maker 2016 - "Egg-O-Matic"
"It Slices!!! It Dices!!! It makes fancy colored Easter Eggs!!! Try THAT with a brush and roller.
Here's Easter Egg Maker 2016, "Egg-O-Matic" for customizer and OpenSCAD. The great thing is you can make MULTI-COLORED eggs on any printer. For example, to make 2 color eggs, you would print the SAME stl file 2 times, once in each color. Swap the pieces around and you'll have enough to make 2 eggs in 2 colors. You can swap the pieces around a lot of different ways depending on the number of cuts.
How to Use Egg-O-Matic in Customizer
Step 1 - Adjust the size and shape - the default settings are for a standard 60mm hen's egg. If you are making Easter eggs you can go to Step 2. If you wish to make other sized eggs or other shapes, check out the 'Size and Shape' tab. You can adjust the the settings to get anything ranging from a perfect sphere to a blimp, in the exact size you need.
Step 2 - Choose how many pieces. First you'll need to decide how many cuts you want to make on the long axis of the egg. The more cuts take slightly longer to print and are more complicated to work with. For children, stick to lower numbers. For more cuts, you might consider making the egg a little bit larger.
Step 3 - Choose a cutter. You have a choice of three different style cutters: flat, linear, and radial. The flat cutter is best for making stripped or checked patterns. The linear cutter moves in a straight line and produces more unusual patterns on the egg surface that will not be the same all the way around the egg. The radial cutter produces the same pattern all the way around the surface.
Step 4 - Choose a wave pattern for making the cuts. Pick from sine, abs(sine), tri, saw, or square wave. You'll also need to choose how many cycles for the cutter to make and the amplitude of the cut. SECRET: to make flat diagonal cuts, use the sine cutter with cycles set to 1 and use AMP to control the angle of the cut.
Step 5 - Choose how many cuts to make around the egg. This will determine how many color changes you can have going around the egg. This is normally 2 for a bisected egg, but you can crank it up for a checkered egg and other effects. Keep in mind this multiplies the number of pieces you will end up with and makes each piece that much smaller.
Please post your makes so we can start a nice library of designs.
Please let me know if you have any problems or requests.
For those interested in learning about how this works, I'll be putting a code walk-through up on my blog at ricswika.com over the next few days.
HAPPY EASTER 2016!!!!.
Version 184.108.40.206 - Centered abssin wave so pieces are more even on that setting