Monument Valley – Totem

  Everyone in the house has played, and often continues to play, Monument Valley. It felt like the house needed a Totem friend of its own. This Totem is at half scale from the original model, primarily to speed up printing time. I also combined models that are the same color into single prints to make…

Print Fail – Bed Thermal Runaway

Half way through printing a series of pieces for a Cosplay prop, I was greeted by this: I tried restarting the print for the model I was using, and it automatically stopped with the same error twice more, each time about 5 minutes into the print. The Prusa Support site has a section on thermal runaway, and various…

Print Fail – Trapped TPE Filament

I picked up a small roll (0.5kg) of a translucent blue TPE flex filament to try out, and started with a dead simple rectangle as the sample print. Probably wise that I started with something small: Fairly certain that’s not where the filament is supposed to go. Clipping the loose filament, and opening up the pressure latch for…

Undermountain Dungeon – Print 2

We’re building another dungeon, this time the Undermountain. The Undermountain is a series of tunnels and rooms that once belonged to a dwarven stronghold, but have been taken over by an ancient wyrm and its devout goblin worshipers. This is a project spanning lots of different prints, until we generate all of the tiles we need for the…

Wireframe Skull

In the spirit of Halloween, I tried out a wireframe skull model, intending it to be a pencil jar for the 10 year old. At default scale it’s unfortunately a bit small. Maybe a (singular) pencil jar… Interesting that the print time estimate was so far off when I used PrusaControl for the estimates as well as slicing.  …

Undermountain Dungeon – Print 1

We’re building another dungeon, this time the Undermountain. The Undermountain is a series of tunnels and rooms that once belonged to a dwarven stronghold, but have been taken over by an ancient wyrm and its devout goblin worshipers. This is a project spanning lots of different prints, until we generate all of the tiles we need for the…

Turquoise Vase as Pencil Holder

Another curved vase, like the 50% scaled vase, this time a bit bigger, a bit stronger, and a different color: My goal for this print of the vase was something big enough to hold pens and pencils. It needed to be sturdy enough to withstand daily abuse from children as well; with this print I increased the…

LEGO Compatible Pentagonal Angle

While it’s possible to hack together LEGO solutions for strange angles and shapes, wouldn’t it be nice to have pre-built blocks to help build the regular polygons? I’ve had my eye on the various LEGO compatible SCAD files and customizers, and decided to try one of them out. Using a simple 2×2 plate block as the foundation, I built…