Printing Custom Lego-Compatible Beams

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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By John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

2246 Articles

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Brian Jepson is editing the Lego book Wayne & Layne and I are working on (it’s called Make: Lego and Arduino Projects) and he was faced with having to buy a ton of parts in order to test our models. Instead he decided to use his 3D printer to make his own!

Inspired by BitBeam‘s cool lasercut beams Brian created a version to be 3D printed. All you have to do is specify the number of holes, render it to an STL in OpenSCAD, and print! He calls them MyBeam.

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