In need of nothing but a Moleskine and a pencil for a sketchbook adventure? This handy 3D printed chain clips onto a standard hardcover Moleskine notebook to turn your trusty booklet into a bag of its own.
As part of an AiR group mini project, I used openJSCAD to make this Moleskine accessory. The chain prints in place and the script is somewhat parametric, allowing you to make variations of the chain depending on what you most prefer. This file prints best in SLA as it requires quite a few supports.
For this project, you'll need:
1.) Large Bed SLA printer (like an object machine) with resin
2.) OpenJSCAD (in browser works)
3.) Lacquer ( I used nail polish) for finishing
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Step 1: Scripting
Here are a few useful links for OpenJSCAD:
Step 2: Composition
To print with the Object machine, the chain needs to be compiled with handy Moleskine clips created by Taylor Levy. I booleaned additional clips onto the main clips that can hold a pen. Once the arrangement is complete, time to press print!
Step 3: Printing
The object printer uses SLA to print easy to remove supports and resin models. The print took about 5 hours total and can be cleaned to create loose chain links that are flexible, yet strong.
Step 4: Cleaning
Once the print is cleaned from supports, the resulting chain is sturdy and functional. I continued on to finish my print for a shiny outcome.
Step 5: Finishing
Using nail polish as a (very smelly) lacquer, I dripped paint over my model. I added a bit of gold power to the paint tray for subtle sparkle.
Step 6: Adventuring!
With the chain complete, it's time for an adventure! Where will you go with your Moleskine adventure bag?