ChainringGen – making a chainring with open source software

Rich Olson writes:

ChainringGen is an OpenSCAD script I wrote that can generate a bike chainring with any specifications you like.
You can download ChainringGen here.  You can control parameters like bolt-circle-diameter (BCD), number of bolt holes, number of teeth and other stuff.
I primarily created ChainringGen because I thought designing / milling my own 110 BCD 39 tooth chainring would be the most practical and economic way to obtain one.
I also wanted to explore ways I could get from an OpenSCAD design to an object created on my CNC mill.  It’s a bit trickier than just exporting an STL file.
The video above includes instructions on how to use ChainringGen in conjunction with other open-source tools to actually make a chainring out of 7075 aluminum using an inexpensive CNC mill.

More details at Nothinglabs project page.

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