I just published another set of 500 boxes. The new set has smiley faces as decorations. As with the heart and lines set, the box comes in 500 sizes with two different lids for each.
To choose the right box, you need to know the inner dimensions. There is the width (x), depth (y), and height (z) to choose from. If you want to print a box with the inner dimensions 35×70×60mm, search for a file named like this:
For the matching lid, search a file like this:
y dimensions are interchangeable, there is no file
LR2103S-x070-y035-..., for these dimensions, always put the lower value in
There are two different types of lids for each box size. The regular lid, with the suffix “-lid” has a spacing of 0.1mm, which should work with all 3d printers. If this lid feels too loose for you, there is a lid with the suffix “-lid-tight” which has a spacing of 0.05mm.
You find the STL files for all boxes in the following GIT repository:
There are multiple subdirectories for the different ornaments. Look into the directory
LR2103S for the boxes with the line pattern.
How to Print the Box
It is a very simple print and should work on most printers. For best results:
- The box is made for FFF. I recommend using a Prusa printer.
- Use PLA for the box. I recommend using Prusament filament.
- Use a 0.4mm nozzle. With larger nozzles, the fine line pattern will not look detailed enough.
- Use 0.1mm or 0.2mm layer height for the print. The object is optimized for these layer heights.
- Do not scale the model!
With the large boxes, there is a risk of warping. Make sure the ambient temperature is high enough.
Generating these boxes was much faster than the ones with the line patterns. Here I could prepare all the smiley patterns in advance, which speed up the whole process.
As before, many of the generated boxes had issues in the generated mesh. So I run a repair script over all files to optimise and fix everything. Nevertheless, if you run into problems with a file, please let me know.
If you have any questions, missed information, or simply want to provide feedback, feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter. 😄
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