# Hinges - how I do it

Sometimes, I'm in need for a 3D printed box with a hinged lid. This article deomstrates one way to do it. I assume that you are familiar with 3d CAD design, or modelling.

## The box

First I make the box. In this example its just a 40mm x 40mm x 40mm small box. As you might see, two of the sides are a bit thicker than the other. These sides are the sides where the lid is connected.

## The lid

The lid is made with two lips, which corresponds to marks in the box.

## Combined

This is what it looks like when the two drawings are combined.

This is one simple, easy and quick way to make a box with a hinged lid.