Adventures in 3D design and printing

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Re: Adventures in 3D printing

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:02 pm

Earl Grey, hot.

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Re: Adventures in 3D printing

Post by Raid » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:11 pm

My next project is, err, a little more ambitious.
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Re: Adventures in 3D printing

Post by Raid » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:42 pm

Ambitious, and sorta done.
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The finish leaves a lot to be desired; I decided I'd give sanding with fine sandpaper a go, and while I've taken off the majority of the support structure nubs, it's left him permanently dusty in places. I'm going to paint him when I dig my airbrush out to paint the X-Wing miniatures. He's designed entirely from scratch, though there's a very obvious Futurama influence. I knew when designing him that the aerial was going to be problematic, and honestly I'm amazed I managed to get it out of the printing supports intact. It'll almost certainly break at some point, but then I didn't exactly design this thing as a toy.

I'm pretty proud of this if I'm honest.

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Strudel » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:35 pm

You should be; it looks great!

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Snowy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:39 pm

That is so cool.

And I have a request. From a guy I work with who is a very nice fella and got very excited when I mentioned this...

Can you make him a tesseract? I thought it was just a metal band, but apparently it is kinda a cube within a cube, and probably rather easy to make. Happy to pay for materials, postage and whatnot.
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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Raid » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 pm

I dare say it'd be possible, but what's the reason for the request?

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Strudel » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:50 pm

An actual tesseract is a four dimensional cube, so I'd be very impressed if anyone manages to 3D print one in the next century. :D

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Raid » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:56 pm

Strudel wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:50 pm
An actual tesseract is a four dimensional cube, so I'd be very impressed if anyone manages to 3D print one in the next century. :D
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A tesseract is usually represented in three dimensional terms as a cube within a cube, with each inner vertex linked to the corresponding vertex on the outer cube.

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Strudel » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:24 pm

But he didn't ask for a representation of a tesseract, he wants the real thing. Get working you. :P

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Snowy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:56 am

Raid wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 pm
I dare say it'd be possible, but what's the reason for the request?
In the nicest possible way, he is a massive tech nerd. As soon as I mentioned what you were doing He started to go nuts about how if he had one he could realise his wish to own a representation of a tesseract (no need for anything 4D ;))

I figured if he was that excited about it, least I could do was enquire :)
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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Sly Boots » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:33 am

Ah yes, the good old "asking for a 'friend'". ;)

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Snowy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 am

Haha I didn't even know what the bloody thing was :D
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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Alan » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:14 am

Give him a handful of matchsticks, lollipop sticks and glue and tell him it came flatpacked.
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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Raid » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Snowy wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 am
Haha I didn't even know what the bloody thing was :D
Just to let you know, I did actually try to model the tesseract at the weekend, but another project which needed doing this week has taken precedence. I think the biggest problem would be packaging the thing to survive the trip. I have no idea how fragile this stuff is.

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Re: Adventures in 3D design and printing

Post by Snowy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:49 pm

If nothing else this may teach you what is (or is not) sufficient precaution :)
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