Tubular Structures

This project aims to build a number of useful structures out of easily sourceable aluminium tubes that easily fit in the boot of a compact car and custom 3Dprinted joints.

Already buildable structures include a number of banner stands and parasols.


Building the 3D models

To generate the .stl files for each piece you need Make (tested with GNU Make) and OpenSCAD; one you have installed these dependencies just run:

$ make

from the root directory of this repository and wait.

Example settings for Slic3r are available in the conf directory: you can load them in Slic3r, change the settings (expecially those related to the printer) and re-export them in place. Then you can use:

$ make gcode

from the root directory of the repository to generate .gcode files which can be sent to your printer.


To assembly most structures you'll need a number of 1m long aluminium tubes; the models assume that they are 16mm in diameter, but they can be customized.


Copyright 2013-2014 Elena Grandi

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