Utility Pill Box

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Utility Pill Box

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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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11.3 h
5 plates
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Optional TPU Seal - 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Optional TPU Seal - 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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16 min
1 plate
5.0(1)

German Inserts - 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
German Inserts - 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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7 h
2 plates
4.0(1)

French-Spanish Inserts - 0.20mm layer
French-Spanish Inserts - 0.20mm layer
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Stay organized with the Utility Pill Box

EDIT : Added French, Spanish and German Inserts. Let me know if you would like any other language!

EDIT 2 : Polish inserts now available too!

EDIT 3 : Fixed the corners on the original English insert (night & day) & added depth to the lid to account for tolerance. Raw Files and Print Profile have been updated

EDIT 4 : Added an optional TPU seal, both in the RAW files and the print profiles

 

It is fair to say that the printing community is obsessed with these utility boxes, and for good reasons. The overall design is proven to be useful and rugged. So why not make a version for your everyday medicine needs?

 

The utility pill box comes with two options for inserts (for now) : One for daily medication (day and night) & one for daily medication on a single timeframe. You also get to choose between a blank lid or a lid that clearly indicates what the box contains.

 

KEY FEATURES :

  • Snapping hinges that will ensure the contents of the box do not go anywhere unintentionally
  • Easy printing, no supports needed
  • Easy to understand texts and icons

 

EASY ASSEMBLY :

You will need 6 M3x20mm screws (for the hinges)

  1. Screw on the hinges on the lid with 2 of the screws
  2. Screw together the lid and the bottom of the box with 2 of the screws
  3. The 2 remaining screws go into the front holes, they are part of the snapping hinge mechanism
  4. Slide in your desired insert and you are good to go!

 

See my latest design, the Pill Bottle

 

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the inserts take up 100% of the height of the container. this means that ANY warping of the material will cause them to no longer fit together. i had to carve off a few layers with a deburring tool to get this to shut. slightly less tollerance would’ve been nice. Also, a nice addition would be rounded bottoms in the inserts like gridfinity bins have so you can drag the pills out with your finger.
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Nice suggestions, I'll keep that in mind for the nest revision!
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came out beautiful. did a color change part way through. i love it.
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That's the coolest one yet! The color combo is awesome
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Great rugged box! No more Forgetting the pills for the ills!
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Looking Great!!
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Love these rugged boxes. Would probably be improved by having longer hinges on the back like these frog boxes, https://makerworld.com/en/models/16434?from=search#profileId-15268
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Printed this beautiful....but the cover doesn't closed, hummm....so which part did you modify in the edit 3?
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In the edit 3 I have changed the corner of the french & german inserts as well as the top covers of the box
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Nice, but the insert has square corners whereas the box has round corners, making it hard to shut the lid until I shaved a little material off the corners.
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I took that into consideration for the design, and I had no problem closing the lid. It's made to be a tight fit so no pills can move around when closed. For a next revision I'll make sure to have a bigger tolerance for the insert.
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Printed great! Thanks for the file! Any chance to have a TPU gasket that fits in there for a better seal?
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Right on, it's been added to the RAW files and print profiles!
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its a very good edea. Is i possible for you to make som differences? i vould like at version hvere there are tree holes per day, and every day is an seperate insert.. so 7 inserts, with every 3 holes.. Thanks in beharf Thomas
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I can try to work this out yes
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The print profile works quite well. However as soon as I assembled it the hinge was such a tight fit it broke immediately from opening/closing so never got to ise this.
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that's surprising, I've printed quite a few of these utility boxes and never had an hinge break. Did you use a weaker filament or perhaps an older one?
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no its relatively new and kept within 10% humidity at all times. It’s bambu’s filament, but when I put the hinge together with the screw there was just so much stress in the joint that it broke unfortunately.
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Don't rly get why so much material and space is wasted for the bottom of pill drower it have like 1cm of height why not standart 2 layer thickness? Make it deeper to hold more pills or make whole box smoler by getting rid of that base. Besides that everything is great
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I made it that thickness for a couple of reasons that all have to do with the lid closing properly with the insert inside. Here were the requirements: 1- I wanted the insert to have a flush fit with the cover so the pills don't mix in the other spaces 2- For the lid to close and have the #1 requirement fulfilled I needed to add an angle to the front of the insert. I didn't want that angle to be too steep and loose functionality of the front row ie make the opening too small. therefore I decided to increase the thickness of the cover to reduce the angle on the insert while having a flush fit so the pills don't go everywhere when the box is closed.
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