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Python script to generate SVG files of the 6 interlocking faces of a box. I use the generated files for laser cutting, but they are good for any project where you need the dimensions of a simple box!
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README Update README Apr 17, 2011 fix math on front panel Nov 5, 2011
out.svg Made script more usable, added comments, wrote README Apr 17, 2011


By specifying the desired dimensions of a box, this script outputs an
SVG file consisting of the box's faces. The panels interlock. I wrote this
to generate enclosure designs for my projects that I can use in a laser

To use this script, create a new Box object with the desired parameters
and call print_all_faces():

    # length, width, height, material thickness (units are millimeters)
    myBox = Box(58, 96, 38, 3)

This outputs the SVG file (which are an XML-based format) to the console,
which you can then pipe to a file. This opens without a problem in Inkscape.
See "out.svg" as an example.

The Box class contains a few variables that you might be interested in 
tweaking. These are explained in the comments at the beginning of the
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