Daft Trio

I think the house needed more statuary, like busts of famous musicians. Lacking a good Bach or Mozart model, and knowing the musical leanings of our household, it seemed like a trio of Daft Punk helmets fit the bill. I combined the three stand alone models into a single gcode file to print everything in a single print run.

 

This was also a chance to experiment with a new filament, Cosmic Blue – Glow in the Dark. This is a standard PLA filament, but feels a bit more brittle on the spool. Once printed, though, it’s solid and dense.

I had zero problems with this filament, or this print. Extra thick walls on the helmets
make for a very sturdy print, and the addition of support structures makes sure the curve of the tops of the helmets is smooth and error free. The majority of the supports were on the interior of the helmet, and cleanly snapped off when I pried the helmets off the print bed. The were minimal exernal supports separated easily, and left no marks behind.

Now to print some minimalist stands to mount the helmets.

  • GCode: daft_trio.gcode
  • Material: Cosmic Blue 3D PLA – Glow in the Dark 1.75mm
  • Print Date: 2017/09/11 – 2017/09/12
  • Print Time: 10 hours 44 minutes
  • Slicer: Slic3r PE 1.36.2
  • Slice Settings:
    • 0.20mm Layers
    • 20% infill, cubic
    • Generate Supports
    • Supports on Build Plate Only
  • Printer: Prusa i3 mk2

RAM Helmet

Guy-Manuel Helmet

Scaled up to match size of the Random Access Memories helmet.

Thomas Helmet

Scaled up to match size of the Random Access Memories helmet.

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