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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    You may submit multiple entries. To be honest, we have not received any nor have we worked with submissions with scripts. We are interested to see what you come up with. Scripts certainly does not violate the rules of the contest. Our goal, in the end, is to have the best ideas be made available as a downloadable library of 3D printable parts for the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. So I hope that your submissions with scripts can be used to generate such output. Looking forward to seeing your submission(s)

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  • bosebuild commented on jhutchison's instructable Toad-ally Awesome Speaker4 months ago
    Toad-ally Awesome Speaker

    Hello!This is a great design! Can you upload the individual files for the legs so we could print them?Thanks!

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  • bosebuild commented on henrysnm's instructable Submarine4 months ago
    Submarine

    Hello!Thank you so much for your submission, this looks great! We have one minor change that we were hoping you could make so this design meets the contest criteria (currently, too many of the side panels have been modified). Could you make the top periscope panel into a silhouette cover? A silhouette cover is a very thin sheet that fits under the edges of the clips and gets held in place. Check out the question mark sides on the SUPER MARIO BrOSE design by Mr Make-It for a great example of a silhouette cover. Thank you for the time that you've put into this and we're excited to see any changes you make!

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    Yes. That is OK. We have two filament printers and if need be - can also mask an paint parts with multiple colors. Thanks for asking. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  • bosebuild commented on alamtania's instructable Instructable Robot Wears the Bose Cube4 months ago
    Instructable Robot Wears the Bose Cube

    Hi there! This is a great design. Could you submit the top and bottom panels as separate .stl files so we could 3D print it? Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on henrysnm's instructable Friendly Dinosaurs4 months ago
    Friendly Dinosaurs

    One final request, We wanted to print the one with the hands raised and out but it's too big for our printer.We can slice it up to do this but would prefer to have a STP file (or IGES) to work with rather than an STL. Is it possible for you to upload a STP version of these?

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  • bosebuild commented on lonelyBlobby's instructable BOSEhand4 months ago
    BOSEhand

    Here are two images that show the Power cord on the back panel.I hope this helps.

    Here is a picture with the location of the power cord. I hope this helps you.

    Back panel

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    Unfortunately no. This is a challenge for a single BOSEbuild Speaker Cube.Thanks for asking.

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  • bosebuild commented on keebie81's instructable Lego Compatible Panels4 months ago
    Lego Compatible Panels

    Hi there! This is a great design. Could you please submit the parts as .stl files? Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on SamM157's instructable BoseBuild Cube: WallMount4 months ago
    BoseBuild Cube: WallMount

    That looks great! Thank you for taking the time to resubmit the design.

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  • bosebuild commented on NoobNathan's instructable Sonic Spider4 months ago
    Sonic Spider

    Are you able to take the multiple files and zip them into on ZIP file and submit that? That is how others have sent multiple files.Or you can just spread them out a bit in your CAD program and export all of them together as one STL file with multiple parts and we can separate them later.

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  • bosebuild commented on worrad's instructable 1957 Chevy4 months ago
    1957 Chevy

    Worrad,I just want to thank you for your patience. I will be working with the Instructables team to try to figure out the issues we are experiencing with the comments. But I want to CONFIRM that I have received your Zip file and we have what we need to print out on our end. Truly thanks for your effort and contributions.

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  • bosebuild commented on NoobNathan's instructable Sonic Spider4 months ago
    Sonic Spider

    Hi there! Could you submit the side panels as individual .stl files? Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on gunencserif's instructable Excalibur on BOSEBuild4 months ago
    Excalibur on BOSEBuild

    Hi there! Could you submit the side panels as individual .stl files? Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on jlaake's instructable Monk Bose Cube4 months ago
    Monk Bose Cube

    Hi there! Can you submit the side panels as individual .stl files? Thanks for your entry!

    Hi there! Can you submit the side panels as individual .stl files? Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on pj200's instructable Big Ben BOSEBuild 4 months ago
    Big Ben BOSEBuild

    Hi there! This is a great design. We are looking to 3D print this and were wondering if you could submit the parts as separate .stl files. Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on JacobT77's instructable OctoBanger4 months ago
    OctoBanger

    Hi there! We are looking to 3D print this design and were wondering if you could submit the two side panels as separate .stl files. Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on TeamP2's instructable Atari Joystick Speaker4 months ago
    Atari Joystick Speaker

    Hello! This design looks great. We want to 3D print it ourselves and were wondering if you could submit the sides as individual .stl files. Thank you for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on SamM157's instructable BoseBuild Cube: WallMount4 months ago
    BoseBuild Cube: WallMount

    Hi there! We are looking to 3D print your design and were wondering how you intended for it to be assembled. In terms of 3D printing, it would be best if the design could be split into separate parts that can be assembled once they have printed. It would be great if you could submit this design as separate parts so we could try it ourselves! Thank you for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on YoseiI's instructable BoseBuildBot4 months ago
    BoseBuildBot

    Hi there! We love your design. We were wondering if you could add stoppers on the right and left arm part files so that it could securely hold the phone. Thanks for your entry!

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  • bosebuild commented on worrad's instructable 1957 Chevy4 months ago
    1957 Chevy

    Thanks. I have an STL File but it has all the parts in one assembly and I do not see the pins that hold on the bumper.I hid all the other parts and moved the bumper back. Here's what I see. Maybe I am not finding the updated files. Did you upload them to this instructables site as a zip?

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    Hello,Your design should modify the individual panels, following the rules laid out in the contest guidelines (only modify two opposing sides, leave enough space for the clips, etc). You should upload the part files (preferably .stl format) that we would need to print your design, and you can also include the complete assembly file of the cube if you wish. As long as you ensure that the clips can fit on your design, it is not necessary to include them in the image, though it would be appreciated so we know that you have thought about how they fit into your design. Thank you,

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    I will do my best and hope this helps. I am not sure this will help as the files I opened in Rhino show up as in mm.I enclose a link to a ZIP file with the simplified cube, and the individual parts of the SidePanel and Clip. I have them in both STP and STL. All are in mm to the best of my ability to specify that. I hope this can help.https://www.dropbox.com/s/80zr1bpglmsruvu/BOSEbuild_mm.zip?dl=0

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  • bosebuild commented on worrad's instructable 1957 Chevy4 months ago
    1957 Chevy

    Thank you for working on your design. Easiest is to take the multiple files for the different parts of your design and zip them in to one file that you can submit here at Instructables. Let me know if that can work. You will see others who have done that. Another approach is to spread them out in CAD so they are not touching each other, and export all the parts as one STL with all the parts in it and then upload it here. We can then isolate each one and save it out as a separate file. Looking forward to seeing the finished design. Nice work.

    ‚ÄčThank you for working on your design. Easiest is to take the multiple files for the different parts of your design and zip them in to one file that you can submit here at Instructables. Let me know if that can work. You will see others who have done that. Another approach is to spread them out in CAD so they are not touching each other, and export all the parts as one STL with all the parts in it and then upload it here. We can then isolate each one and save it out as a separate file. Looking forward to seeing the finished design. Nice work.

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  • bosebuild commented on worrad's instructable 1957 Chevy4 months ago
    1957 Chevy

    Love the concept and we would love to print this out here at BOSEbuild to get a sense for it in the real world. Do you mind helping us to break it down into individual part files to make printing and assembling easier?Ideally, there would be a left fin STL, a right fin STL, and a rear bumper STL.Even better, if there was a feature to each fin (like a round post) that the bumper would slide on to and a small amount of glue/epoxy to hold it all together - if needed.But happy if you can envision any other way to make it easier to print and assemble.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    I am sorry you are having trouble with our STL's. When we import them in to our CAD programs (not SolidWorks but NX, and Rhino), we have no trouble bringing it in as millimeters.Can I ask you to check if it is coming in as meters, might you just simply select the object and scale it by 0.001?Also, perhaps you can import it in to a Solidworks projects that is set up with units that match the file.I hope this can help address you situation as I am not sure we are seeing the same issue you are seeing on our end.

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  • bosebuild commented on jjnm5's instructable Bose-Ball4 months ago
    Bose-Ball

    Hi there! Great design. Could you submit the side panel as a .stl file so we could 3D print it? Thanks!

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  • bosebuild commented on Gabrielguzman's instructable BOSE Speaker Dude4 months ago
    BOSE Speaker Dude

    Can you please add to your submission an STL file of just the part to be 3D printed.We would love to print this out here and see it in real life.Thanks for your clever concept.

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  • bosebuild commented on Matlek's instructable Baby Elephant4 months ago
    Baby Elephant

    Thank you for the wonderful design. For some reason, the front panel and back panel files you submitted have the entire design in them. Could I trouble you to resubmit just the front and back panels as you initially tried - so that we can print your design out here at BOSEbuild?

    Thank you for the wonderful design. For some reason, the front panel and back panel files you submitted have the entire design in them. Could I trouble you to resubmit just the front and back panels as you initially tried - so that we can print your design out here at BOSEbuild?

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  • bosebuild commented on SebbeB1's instructable Bose Base Drop4 months ago
    Bose Base Drop

    Very elegant design. I wonder if I might ask for you to update your submission with the following:- The joint between the lowest part of the base and the sphere is a bit too delicate for a 3D printed part to support the Speaker Cube. Might you be able to modify the design to make that joint a bit more robust?- When you resubmit - could you also submit just the redesigned panel as a separate STL. In other words, add to the submission in a zip file, an STL of just the part to be 3D printed. Thank you. With that resubmitted, we would like to 3D print them here to take a look at them in real life.

    Very elegant design. I wonder if I might ask for you to update your submission with the following:- The joint between the lowest part of the base and the sphere is a bit too delicate for a 3D printed part to support the Speaker Cube. Might you be able to modify the design to make that joint a bit more robust?- When you resubmit - could you also submit just the redesigned panel as a separate STL. In other words, add to the submission in a zip file, an STL of just the part to be 3D printed. Thank you. With that resubmitted, we would like to 3D print them here to take a look at them in real life.

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  • bosebuild commented on pj200's instructable Telephone Booth BOSEBuild Speaker4 months ago
    Telephone Booth BOSEBuild Speaker

    We are trying to print out your design. Thank you for uploading the separate pieces. We have run in to two issues we are wondering if you would not mind taking a look at. For the Top Plate, your separate design has the Top dome attached to the panel with the panel flipped 180 degrees. The angled and ridged faces of the side panels should be pointed away from the top dome.The second issue applies to the bottom. Your design right now makes it impossible to clip the panel on as your design violates the safe space for the clips to grip. We wanted a 10mm clearance around the panels for any design element so the clips can work (see the enclosed picture).Keep a clear 1-centimeter (0.4-inch) border.Your 3D-printed parts need to attach to the Speaker Cube using the provided clips, so it is impor...

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    We are trying to print out your design. Thank you for uploading the separate pieces. We have run in to two issues we are wondering if you would not mind taking a look at. For the Top Plate, your separate design has the Top dome attached to the panel with the panel flipped 180 degrees. The angled and ridged faces of the side panels should be pointed away from the top dome.The second issue applies to the bottom. Your design right now makes it impossible to clip the panel on as your design violates the safe space for the clips to grip. We wanted a 10mm clearance around the panels for any design element so the clips can work (see the enclosed picture).Keep a clear 1-centimeter (0.4-inch) border.Your 3D-printed parts need to attach to the Speaker Cube using the provided clips, so it is important to keep the outermost 1-centimeter (0.4-inches) clear.Would you be able to take a look at this and modify your design a bit?Thanks! We really like your concept.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge4 months ago

    Yes. Multiple designs are OK.

    Thank you for your submission. It is certainly eligible and is very clever. What we would want is an export, in addition to the whole phone booth, a separate export of just the top panel and the bottom panel. You can select each part and just export the selected panel. As for specific Fusion360 Instructions for how to do that, let me try to get someone with direct Fusion360 experience to offer some pointers.

    You can leave it and it will be fine.

    Fantastic! Just what we were looking for. Thank you.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    Thanks for your question. While we like seeing the render of the finished cube with your design modification, ideally what we are looking for is the CAD of the modified parts. These parts, if 3D printed and assembled with the rest of the cube, would result in the modified design.As an example, I include here a rendering of the googlie eye character, along with the two parts that we would want submitted along with the overall render.

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  • bosebuild commented on lonelyBlobby's instructable BOSEhand5 months ago
    BOSEhand

    Thanks for the submission. We would love to print this here. Wondering if you have any ability to think through how this actually gets assembled and handles the power cable coming out of the back (the side opposite the speaker panel). If you have time/interest, we would love to see this design updated to think through the fit and assembly and we would then 3D print it here to get a feel for it in 3D. Thanks for the great concept.

    Thanks for the submission. We would love to print this here. Wondering if you have any ability to think through how this actually gets assembled and handles the power cable coming out of the back (the side opposite the speaker panel). If you have time/interest, we would love to see this design updated to think through the fit and assembly and we would then 3D print it here to get a feel for it in 3D. Thanks for the great concept.

    Thanks for the submission. We would love to print this here. Wondering if you have any ability to think through how this actually gets assembled and handles the power cable coming out of the back (the side opposite the speaker panel). If you have time/interest, we would love to see this design updated to think through the fit and assembly and we would then 3D print it here to get a feel for it in 3D. Thanks for the great concept.

    Would you be able to post the individual CAD of just the part to be 3D printed? And I am trying to think through how the power cable that comes out the back (in your design, into the palm of the hand) would work. If you have any ideas on that, would love to see them. Nice idea. Thanks for contributing it.

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  • bosebuild commented on AlexAndAmigos's instructable Sounds A-flying5 months ago
    Sounds A-flying

    Really clever concept. We would love to print this out in 3D on our end. Would you mind submitting an STL for just the top panel and botton panel without the rest of the cube? That way we can print a sample out and see it in real life.

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  • bosebuild commented on henrysnm's instructable Friendly Dinosaurs5 months ago
    Friendly Dinosaurs

    Hey, These look awesome. Would you mind uploading an STL with just the dinosaur character attached to the bottom panel only. We would love to print a sample of these and get a feel for it in 3D/ Thanks.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    Yes. Silhouette covers co on the outside of the cube - and do not affect the airtight seal. So you can have as many of those (up to 5) in your design as you want.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    Not sure what 'this design' is referring to. Please elaborate so I can provide some helpful response. Thank you.

    And I will just add to this. Our hope is to see designs with 1 or 2 (opposing) sides being modified to create a new personality for the speaker. Designs that adhere to these rules are the ones that will result in a great sounding speaker because they do not disturb the airtight gasket system of our Speaker Cube. So the designs that go against this instruction may be helpful to inspire others with ideas, but will not be part of the consideration for the prizes.Thanks for adding your question to the forum to help clarify this.

    As per my answer above:Our hope is to see designs with 1 or 2 (opposing) sides being modified to create a new personality for the speaker. Designs that adhere to these rules are the ones that will result in a great sounding speaker because they do not disturb the airtight gasket system of our Speaker Cube. So the designs that go against this instruction may be helpful to inspire others with ideas, but will not be part of the consideration for the prizes.Thanks for adding your question to the forum to help clarify this.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    You certainly can. We included links to the same starter elements in various formats under the link: See the BOSEbuild in several 3D formatsYou will find igs, x_t, stp

    You can design your own clips and 3D print them and they will work. I have had success printing them in certain orientations (like a C-shaped extrusion) where possible to give the part the most strength as a functioning part. You can see the custom clips I made for the bowtie and nose (see picture). I printed these in two half clips to print them in the strongest orientation for my 3D printer.

    Thanks for your question. The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is an airtight box made from clips and panels. If one replaces 1 or 2 panels with ones of their own design, the speaker will still function and sound great. And it was designed to be assembled by kids along with an app-guided experience that teaches them how a speaker works. It starts with a Magnet and Coil and builds up to understanding a high performance speaker. So our hope is to get creative ideas for how to change the look and personality of the finished speaker with up to two unique 3D printed sides, along with custom clips and silhouette covers. The submission can be just STL files but we actually would encourage videos and pictures documenting the design process and the finished creation.

    For the finished speaker to still function with the same performance as the original speaker cube, we need to create an airtight sealed box. Our BOSEbuild Speaker Cube panel is a two-shot molded part with a soft gasket around the edge to create the airtight seals. So replacing up to two panels (opposing) will still yield a sealed box when completed. So that is what we are looking to see. If you replace two adjacent sides, the edge of the cube between those two 3D printed panels will not be airtight and will result in decreased audio performance from the finished Speaker Cube.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    You should also see the clips now in the updated challenge page with links to assets for various formats and CAD Programs

    The challenge is to take the existing case which is made from a clip and panel system and design up to two different panels for us on opposing sides and any new clips you want to create a new speaker with its own personality.Your side panel designs and clips can be 3D printed and replace the ones we provide in our BOSEbuild Speaker Cube.If you are not familiar with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube, you can find out more at build.bose.comExamples of some creations that have already been created are included here.Please let me know if you need additional information.

    No size limitation. Use your imagination. Some practical limits are that 3D printers have build size limitations and larger parts take more time and material to print. But can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  • bosebuild commented on bosebuild's forum topic BOSEbuild Design Challenge5 months ago

    Currently, there is no API for this. But there are three different color modes to the Speaker Cube when it is being used as a Bluetooth Speaker. They are as follows:On the Control Panel, press the yellow Power/Mode button to switch between color modes. Use the yellow slider to adjust the appearance of each mode. Color modes appear in the following order: - Color Picker: The speaker glows a solid color. Use the slider to adjust the color. - Rainbow: The speaker scrolls through a rainbow of different colors. Use the slider to adjust the speed. - Dancing Colors: The speaker lights up in response to music. Use the slider to adjust the colors. - Color Off: The speaker’s RGB LEDs are off. Other features continue to operate as normal.

    Thank you for your question. For your submissions, our preference is that you create something of your own design. But a clever and approachable robot character would be very much welcome!

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