Find myself a BigBox...

Discussion in 'BigBox General Chat' started by Kryss Eamer, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Kryss Eamer

    Kryss Eamer Member

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    Hi fellow Makers,

    I understand the Bigbox is no longer in production; however, since the printable files and on Thingiverse, is there someone selling the acrylic, rods and other non-printable parts? Even the plans for the acrylic would be enough, I can cut them myself if necessary...

    If anyone knows anything about how to get a Bigbox now that they're not being made anymore, please share :)

    Thanks in advance,
    Kryss
     
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  3. Kryss Eamer

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    Thanks.
    I've read elsewhere about 5mm acrylic, is that the only size or would 6mm work too?
    How do I know what size to print the PDFs, or any of the acrylics? The manual (https://wiki.e3d-online.com/wiki/BigBox_Pre-Build) is for people buying the kit, so it doesn't give any dimension that I can find...?
    I guess I will need AutoDesk to access the 123DX & AutoCAD files (I can't open them in FreeCAD) and something to access the STP files?
     
  4. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    No, my acrylic is about 4,89mm if I remember correctly.

    The cutouts might not fit if the acrylic is thicker than 5mm. Not sure how much margin they put into the design. You would have to modify the plans but it is perfectly doable.

    The 123D files can be opened with Fusion 360 (free for non profit and hobby use). You need to unzip the 123d-file and find the part files inside. There is a howto on F360 forums somewhere.
     
  5. Kryss Eamer

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    cez Well-Known Member

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    I know someone who can produce the frame in aluminium if you are interested
     
  7. Kryss Eamer

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    Yes, I am very much interested...
     
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    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    So it turns out the acrylic has a reasonable variation in thickness (designed in) in this post from a while back

    https://forum.e3d-online.com/index.php?threads/wrong-thickness-sheet-of-perspex.824/
     
  9. Kryss Eamer

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    Did you not get my reply, cez...? I'm not on Facebook, I can't find any "Liam" on this forum... How do I find this guy???
     
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    Somebody is selling his BB, search the forums!
     
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    Hello, i have some spare parts of acrylic (white, red, blue and gray); which of them you'll need? and what is you location?
    Also have all rods and microbarbs (2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm)
     

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