Category Archives: 3D Printed Objects

Festivus For the Rest of Us

It was a Festivus Miracle!  I created a Festivus pole for the holiday season and presented it as a gift to a relative.  Check it out: Festivus stand and cap printed on Prusa i3 MK2, 0.2 mm layer height, 20% … Continue reading

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When 3D Prints Go Wrong

I’ve printed my share of things using my 3D printers and sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t.  The toughest ones are the ones that take a long time to print then go wrong in some way.  A while … Continue reading

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Dymaxion Map (Fuller Projection)

I read an article by Galvin Smith on creating a Dymaxion Globe (Fuller Projection): Laser Cut Dymaxion Globe Behold! Globe-tastic: This design was a challenge. I originally downloaded the SVG file from Thingiverse and uploaded it to Ponoko. Only to … Continue reading

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Desktop Paperclip Caddy (Three Types)

I’ve done lots of work in 3D printing over the years and I found I needed something on my desk to hold SD cards, paperclips or other miscellaneous needed items that I have to have handy and need to put … Continue reading

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The secret to my success is … exit holes.

One of the cool materials at Shapeways is Frosted Ultra Detail. This material prints in layers using a wax support material. If you design the model right some of the wax material can be trapped inside to make interesting effects. … Continue reading

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Demonstration of Bad Spray Paint Skills

Full color sandstone is a great material to make things from.  It is made in full color so there is no step to add color, but the material is rough to the touch (they named it sandstone for a reason) … Continue reading

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Updated READ MORE Bling

I’m always updating my previous designs and I decided to change the READ MORE nerd bling to have rounded corners.  These were printed at 3D Figureworks, I’m very happy with their work and they have very quick turnaround.  They aligned … Continue reading

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