BoxMaker makes any size box template

Computers & Mobile

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Ryan O’Hara writes in about BoxMaker, a postcardware app for making boxes. From the site:

BoxMaker is a little Java application that can generate the outlines for a box to be out of some material with a cutting device (ideally using wood/acrylic on a lasercutter!). You tell it the dimensions of the box (width, height, depth, material width), and it generates a PostScript file with the outlines for the 6 sides of the box. The dimensions are the outside lengths of the box.

Postcardware means the app is free, but you send them a postcard from where you live. How’s that for site metrics!

6 thoughts on “BoxMaker makes any size box template

  1. nickjohnson says:

    So, I’ll come off as a jerk for saying this, but…

    Honestly, making a box is about as simple as taking a crap. Do you need software for this?

  2. nelsonii says:

    Looks like the designer makes boxes with dovetails all around. That’s probably why you need the software…to make that process easier (especially when ‘printing’ to a laser cutter).

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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