roads, bridges, galleries, ... for my son's machines

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I would like to print a track for my son's machines:
roads, bridges, galleries, ...
I would like to ask you tips on how to proceed.
maybe the best thing is to print a "[" and then translate it.
what do you think about? advices?
and if I wanted to print something to join? how are you recommended to draw
the joystick (i mean the part to join)?
Thanks in advance!
Oda



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Re: roads, bridges, galleries, ... for my son's machines

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First of all, you need to learn how to use OpenSCAD language to express a given design. The language includes primitive objects (cube, sphere, cylinder, etc), transforms (translation, rotation, etc) and operators (union, difference, linear extrusion, etc). Then you need to create a design that may be expressed by those objects, transforms and operations.

As a very simple and crude design of a gallery, you may consider this example:

gallery(100,20,10,25,18);

module gallery(length, owidth, iwidth, oheight, iheight) {
  difference() {
    cube([length, owidth, oheight]);
    translate([-1,(owidth-iwidth)/2,-1])
    cube([length+2,iwidth, iheight+1]);
  }
}

The more complex your design is the more complex will be its code and more demanding the OpenSCAD knowledge you will need. Anyway, usually there is many different ways to express a given design in OpenSCAD language. Your knowledge of OpenSCAD language and software will determine what direction to take.


2017-10-06 13:05 GMT-03:00 oda <[hidden email]>:
I would like to print a track for my son's machines:
roads, bridges, galleries, ...
I would like to ask you tips on how to proceed.
maybe the best thing is to print a "[" and then translate it.
what do you think about? advices?
and if I wanted to print something to join? how are you recommended to draw
the joystick (i mean the part to join)?
Thanks in advance!
Oda



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Re: roads, bridges, galleries, ... for my son's machines

JordanBrown
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If it's Brio wooden trains or compatible, do a search for "Brio train track" on thingiverse.com.  There are a ton of pieces, from the simple to the exotic.

If it's some other brand, try a similar search.  You probably aren't the first one to think of printing them.


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jsc
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Check out  tracklib <https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:216915>   ( github
<https://github.com/dotscad/trains>  ) for an extensive collection of
modules and samples for generating wooden train and Trackmaster tracks.

For the joins, I recommend making all female parts, then printing out a
bunch of dogbone connectors for flexibility.



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