Jag’s tape dispenser was one of those objects that you knew would immediately become popular as soon as you saw it on Thingiverse. It’s simple, good looking, functional, and was an easy print. Syvwlch’s threading library was used to make the screw on cap to hold the tape in place, and it works perfectly.
I printed these last week. The ammonite shell is amazingly light, it came out surprisingly well. The Tie took a few tries due to cracking. Right now I’m in the middle of printing an object I’ve designed. I’m hoping to have it finished tonight or tomorrow, and then I’ll post it here (and Thingiverse).
Last weekend I finished making a copy of the B17 Flying Fortress that GE posted on Thingiverse earlier this year. To get it to print easier I split it up into individual parts instead of one printing plate and scaled it up 20% to max out the wing length on my Thing-o-Matic’s build platform. After some paint I think it looks really good.
Painting it turned out to be a big hassle. I tried using an airbrush, but I didn’t want to spend too much to start out. As a result, I spent less than $30 on the whole setup. Everything worked decently except for the little propellant can. I had seen warnings online about how poor those things were, but I figured it was an exaggeration.
It was not.
It’s Thing-o-Fun’s Functional Differential Gear System! I finished it a few weeks ago, but I just got around to taking a picture. It came out very well, except for the spot I jabbed trying to unstick the large gear from the build platform.
Well it took me a few tries, but I finally managed to get a successful Skull Bowl printed. Next up, trying to make it in to bank. I’ve got a good idea of how to proceed, I just have to actually get around to it.
I really loved the MechWarrior series. Thanks to Pipakin’s MadCat Mech on Thingiverse, I now have my very own.
Do you have a stuffed monkey who is always causing trouble? Do you have a 3D printer? Well thanks to my latest item on Thingiverse, you can easily keep him corralled. With a gate that slides open for easy access, you’ll still be able to take him out to show off to friends at parties.
How long does it take to use OS X’s FileMerge on a pair of 25mb files? Somewhere between 20m and 2 hours. I left my computer after 20m since it wasn’t done, but it was when I came back. At this point, I’m convinced I don’t need to worry about using PyPy with Skeinforge, so I can start saving time. Now if I could only quadruple the speed of my ToM…