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I had the idea to duplicate some house keys on my Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer after seeing a post about in on thingiverse here.

So after messing around with the script for a while i couldnt really get it to work so i decided to just make a script from scratch to improve my SCAD skills. (SCAD is like a programing language for creating parametric 3d CAD objects)

After a few hours with a key and a pair of digital calipers i got an object that fit in the lock but has not been cut (think of a blank key).

This is both cool (yay I can make my own dupes!) and horrifying (anyone could print my key!).

Damn.

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