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3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #1

so, i've yet to actually play td; but i've been bitten by the token-collecting bug + have assembled a fun if not very impressive bit of kit.

naturally, i wondered how best to carry them into the dungeon. the token sashes spoken of in this forum are quite nice. but having gone w/ the defender set, i wondered if i couldn't find something a bit "harder", almost armor-like.

a walk around home depot yielded some interesting if complicated ideas.

then i thought, surely someone's 3d-printed something.

a browse through thingiverse.com/ was fun if unfruitful.

shapeways yielded one model for a ring: shpws.me/oJXJ

but i didn't just want a ring. so, having never touched the office makerbot before (i have stared at in use--quite hypnotic), i decided i'd have a go.

after many hours of cursing at google sketchup + many more hours of waiting for each prototype to finish printing, i think i've arrived at something.

perhaps not in time for gencon, + not as inexpensive as i'd have liked, but still a satisfying experience.

i've uploaded it to shapeways: shpws.me/vmvH

the cost has no markup on it, only what shapeways charges to print.

if any of y'all feel like buying some on a lark, do send pictures.

+ if, goddess forbid, they don't work as advertised, while i can't offer a warrantee, i will print you replacements on the makerbot here. it'll just take a few weeks! (if anyone hasn't seen a makerbot in use, think dot matrix printer speed vs laser printer--so slow. but hey, it's the future, right?)

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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #2

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Interesting! I can't wait to see that in action at Gen Con this year.
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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #3

Now if they could be made to snapped together into an 8.5x11 page or frame they could be used in binders.
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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #4

That is a great idea - you should quickly patent it!

Suggestion make 1 that has the hole for the three ring binder and another that doesn't (only if you have to) and they can be snapped to make your "page".
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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #5

Friction fit?
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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #6

the aperture on the front of the holder is 36mm in diameter, which exposes the token's label only (for the most part), + keeps it in place on that side.

behind that is a 41mm band that the token sits in + gives the slightest bit of wiggle room, enough to spin the holder around the token in a satisfying way.

i tried a 40.5mm band, but the token wouldn't always sit well (might be that the printer's resolution isn't fine enough or perhaps the tokens i tried weren't uniform circles at .5mm; likely the former).

on the back are four posts which rise 1mm past the token's height (~4mm; the holder's width is 6mm) each w/ a 1mm thick inset.

1 pair of posts have .5mm wide insets, leaving a 40mm gap between them--enough for the token to brush past. the other pair of posts have 1mm wide insets, leaving a 39mm gap--too small for the token to pass.

one inserts/removes a token by angling 1 edge of the token under a 1mm inset post, evenly lowering the token down to squeeze between the .5mm inset posts, + then applying a purposeful bit of force to bend back the other 1mm inset post to let the token under it.

i tried a version w/ all .5mm inset posts, + while the token held in place, it didn't feel secure enough; a version w/ all 1mm inset posts was unworkable as the plastic didn't have enough give (or i lacked the finger strength) to bend back 2 of the posts at the same time.

i'm happy w/ how it came out in the end. my first versions were composed of 2 halves that snapped together, but the holder looked big + clunky when snapped together.

i'm thinking a 4 x 5 grid of them linked together w/ jewelry hoops + hung around the neck w/ some cloth might be fun to wear.

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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #7

cdsmith/MasterED: are binders something folks carry into the dungeon? or is for organizing one's overall collection?

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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 4 months ago #8

David wrote: cdsmith/MasterED: are binders something folks carry into the dungeon? or is for organizing one's overall collection?


I carry a Dansco Album into the dungeon with me. It has 7 pages that can hold 9 tokens each. It allows me to set up 3 characters at optimal level (both fighters and the paly) and 7 more that are at least decent.

It takes surprisingly few token changes to have a viable Cleric, Wizard, etc.

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I store my more valuable tokens that are not being used for builds in a binder. Here is my old binder but I got a zippered binder recently.

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Re: 3D-printed token holder 5 years 3 months ago #9

so. my friends + i had a blast on each of our runs at this, our first gencon. i'll post a thank you on the gencon thread shortly.

unfortunately, life has a habit of getting in the way of things + i wasn't able to get the token holder idea to a state that i was happy w/ showing publicly.

www.dropbox.com/s/y4su684wykhvgif/True-Dungeon-armor.jpg

also, having now experienced the dungeon, i have my doubts about the holder's practicality. if one were "purped-out", i could see wanting to show off the kit; but in terms of filling out the party card + having consumables ready at hand, i think a coin sleeve may be less cumbersome.

i may iterate on it a few more times for fun + see where i end up; but i'm more keen to start thinking about what next to print up...

thanks for the feedback!

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