3D Printing "HIVE" in Braille on a Cube

Image Source: Personal Photo

This is an update to my post from last week about experimenting with adding braille text to 3D printed objects. That previous post is here: https://peakd.com/hive-103035/@holovision/3d-printing-objects-with-braille

For my latest attempt at accurately 3D printing braille text vertically while 3D printing objects I tried using Braille Bricks in my design. Braille Bricks were posted on Thingiverse by User singulardevices under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA license.

For my design I imported into Tinkercad the .stl files for the H, I, V, and E braille cells and dragged a box from the Shape Panel onto the workplane.

Image Source: Tinkercad.com

After scaling up the box to be slightly larger than the objects I was going to embed into it I reoriented the Braille Bricks objects and embedded each one into a side of the box so only the braille dots composing each cell protruded out. I put the "HIVE" text on top to fill up the unused space and quick identification for anyone with sight.

Image Source: Tinkercad.com

After that I grouped all the objects into one object to be saved and exported out as a .stl file.

Image Source: Tinkercad.com

It took almost two hours to print this model. It was 35mm along each axis. I used a 0.4mm nozzle and the printed model is 20% infill.

Image Source: Personal Photo

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Since the Braille Blocks I incorporated into the design are meant primarily as a teaching tool for braille the dots composing each braille cell are larger and more flat than standard printed braille text.

Image Source: Personal Photo

Image Source: Personal Photo

Image Source: Personal Photo

Image Source: Personal Photo

Compared to my previous attempt at 3D printing objects with braille text embedded on the vertical side this turned out much better. I still need to try using a smaller diameter 0.2mm nozzle but this seems to work for simple braille use and makes me confident that my Tronxy XY-2 PRO is capable of 3D printing objects with braille text.

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My Thingiverse account: https://www.thingiverse.com/holovision/designs
My Thangs account: https://thangs.com/Holovision
3D printing community on Hive: https://peakd.com/created/hive-103035

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions please feel free to leave them in a reply below. Thanks.


nicely done bro how much is it cost to buy 3d printer

It depends on what you buy and where you buy it from. For my model on-line ordering seems to run from $190-$250 USD. You'll need to buy a few additional accessories like a nozzle cleaning kit and a decent 1.0 kilogram spool of PLA is around $20-30 USD.

Amazing 3d print ❤️❣️

Thank you.




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