• The source Lego disc.
  • The MakerBot Prototype
  • The Shapeways fabricated plastic button.
  • The Shapeways fabricated, bronze-infused steel button.

Lego Compatible Disc Buttons - Variations on a Theme

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Measured original 16mm diameter Lego disc.

Designed disc buttons in SketchUp.

Prototyped on MakerBot.

Uploaded to Thingiverse - www.thingiverse.com/thing:1005

Fabricated in plastic via Shapeways.

Fabricated in bronze-infused steel via Shapeways.
Aside: This particular button doesn't fit the Lego piece so looks like the dimensions need to be scaled down a bit to compensate. I'll have to measure the delta when I get home.


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  1. bre pettis 56 months ago | reply

    Very cool. I'm curious, how much did each cost? That metal is pretty!

  2. aplumb 56 months ago | reply

    Base prices for single quantities (included shipping):
    Transparent Detail (plastic): US 1.44
    Stainless Steel - Polished: US 5.20

    I need to break out the calipers (a tool essential to productive Makerbotting) on all the variants and write up a summary of my observations. It's definitely a case of picking the right tools+materials for the right job.

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