Five Intersecting Tetrahedra – Outdoor Ornament

Can I print a solid, interesting, and decent quality large scale ornament suitable for outdoor use during the holidays? I used an ornament design that was provided with built in supports, which made sense for the complex geometry. I scaled up the print to 175% of original, with a final print size of 148mm x 147mm x 122.5mm….

PKSW Ornament – Final Version

After two full redesigns, three rounds of print testing, and completely re-selecting materials, the holiday ornaments were ready. A short batch of print runs was enough to build ornaments for the handful of friends and family we want to gift them too. The final print runs took a bit under 24 hours, but overall I’d estimate that…

Wizard’s Desk

As they’ve delved through their first few dungeons, the adventurers have already happened upon a wizard or two. A workbench served as a make-shift desk for a goblin wizard in the Sewer Dungeon, but soon the party will happen upon a much more organized wizard, with a fully equiped desk (working drawers and all):   Maker: Vertikon Source:…

Alchemists Desk

A city and dungeon in the planning stages both call for a few alchemists; some of them will have a full lab at their disposal: At default scale these don’t print well – the drawers don’t print out completely, and the equipment on the desk is too fragile, falling apart at the barest touch. Scaled up to…

Joy-Con Grips

A quick and simple set of prints to use as stocking stuffers or small Christmas gifts: snap  in Switch controller grips, to make playing easier for kids.   Maker: 3DBotMaker Source: Single Joy-Con Grip License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-commercial – Share-alike Model: JoyCon_Grip.stl GCode: – Materials: Hatchbox Yellow PLA 1.75mm Hatchbox Red PLA…

Full Scale Totem

I really enjoyed the look and quality of the Monument Valley Totem model I printed at half scale, and decided shortly after that print that a full scale print of the model was in order. I quickly printed the first pieces, and it was clear that at full scale, this was going to be a large Totem:…

Seven Oases – Print One

We’re building a city – the haven of the Seven Oases. Elevated walkways, docks, and camps dot the shores of the lakes that are fed by springs deep under the sands. Venture too far from the shade of the trees, and the protection of the walkways and docks, and the dangers of the desert are bound to…

Wood-fill Jam and 0.4mm Drill Bits

I was experimenting with Hatchbox Wood-fill PLA, printing up some dungeon accessories, when an unfortunate thing happened. The wood fill cooled in the extruder, over heated with a small backup at the nozzle, and BAM- fully jammed hotend. The Prusa i3 ships with a small packet containing two acupuncture needles, which are the ideal size for clearing…