The blob in all its glory:
This is aimed at being a case that has an obvious way of sitting on a surface and a recessed area for a hole for a USB or other cable. The formula was generated in Mathematica but GNU Octave was used to generate an STL file from the formula.
|Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file.|
# name of the blob project = "blob67"; # function at origin must be <0, and >0 far enough away. w=0 defines the surface function w = f(x2,y2,z2,c,r) # three lobed toroid with low profile bumps and flat top x = (x2-c(1))/r(1); y = (y2-c(2))/r(2); z = (z2-c(3))/r(3); w = 3.5*(7.14286.*x.^2+(-4.28571).*x.^3+x.^4+( ... -4.28571).*x.^2.*z+7.14286.*z.^2+(-17.1429).*x.*z.^2+ ... 8.0.*x.^2.*z.^2+(-17.1429).*z.^3+16.0.*z.^4+2.03175.* ... y.^2+(-17.1429).*x.*y.^2+8.*x.^2.*y.^2+(-17.1429).*z.* ... y.^2+32.0.*z.^2.*y.^2+16.0.*y.^4); endfunction; step = 2; # grid pitch in mm start with 4mm to see the shape quickly. Once you have it just right, change to 2mm for printing c_outer = [-10,0,-40]; # for moving center (origin) of blob r_outer = [70,70,70];# for scaling blob xmin = 0 ; # avoid the origin because the inverse of the gradient is NaN there xmax = 250 ; source("../octave/func2stl_v01.m"); # do all the calculationsGNU Octave