Source code for boxes.generators.laserclamp

#!/usr/bin/env python3
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from boxes import *

[docs]class LaserClamp(Boxes): """A clamp to hold down material to a knife table""" description = """You need a tension spring of the proper length to make the clamp work. Increace extraheight to get more space for the spring and to make the sliding mechanism less likely to bind. You may need to add some wax on the parts sliding on each other to reduce friction. """ ui_group = "Misc" def __init__(self): Boxes.__init__(self) self.addSettingsArgs(edges.FingerJointSettings, surroundingspaces=0) self.argparser.add_argument( "--minheight", action="store", type=float, default=25., help="minimal clamping height in mm") self.argparser.add_argument( "--maxheight", action="store", type=float, default=50., help="maximal clamping height in mm") self.argparser.add_argument( "--extraheight", action="store", type=float, default=0., help="extra height to make operation smoother in mm") def topPart(self, l, move=None): t = self. thickness tw, th = 12*t, l+4*t if self.move(tw, th, move, True): return self.moveTo(8*t, 0) self.rectangularHole(t, 2*t+l/2, 1.05*t, l) self.polyline(2*t, (90, t), l+1.5*t, (-90, 0.5*t), 2*t, -90, 0, (180, 0.5*t), 0, (90, 1.5*t), 9*t, (180, 4*t), 2*t, (-90, t)) self.hole(-5*t, -3*t, 2.5*t) self.polyline(l-5.5*t, (90, t)) self.move(tw, th, move) def bottomPart(self, h_min, h_extra, move=None): t = self. thickness tw, th = 14*t, h_min+4*t if self.move(tw, th, move, True): return ls = t/2*(2**.5) self.moveTo(2*t, 0) self.fingerHolesAt(3*t, 2*t, h_min+h_extra, 90) if h_extra: self.polyline(4*t, (90,t), h_extra-2*t, (-90, t)) else: self.polyline(6*t) self.polyline(4*t, (90, 2*t), 3*t, 135, 2*ls, 45, 1*t, -90, 6*t, -90) self.polyline(h_min, (90, t), 2*t, (90, t), h_min+h_extra-0*t, (-90, t), t, (180, t), 0, 90, 0, (-180, 0.5*t), 0 , 90) self.move(tw, th, move) def render(self): t = self. thickness h_max, h_min, h_extra = self.maxheight, self.minheight,self.extraheight if h_extra and h_extra < 2*t: h_extra = 2*t self.topPart(h_max+h_extra, move="right") self.bottomPart(h_min, h_extra, move="right") self.roundedPlate(4*t, h_min+h_extra+4*t, edge="e", r=t, move="right", callback=[lambda: self.fingerHolesAt(1*t, 2*t, h_min+h_extra)]) self.rectangularWall(1.1*t, h_min+h_extra, "efef")