Most practical print contest

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Most practical print contest

Post by johnoly99 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:20 am

Hey guys,

So, i'm sure many of you, like us, are guilty of mainly printing widgets and trinkets, with the occasional print of something useful. Well, here's a chance to show off your most useful print! All you need to do, is include a couple high res photos (or links to downloadable versions) and a description of the print like the following

Machine: RostockMAX/H1/Other
Material: ABS/PLA/Other
Total Print Time: Hours/mins
Appx. amount of material used: lbs/kg

We'd like to put together some of our users photos and details, for taking with us to the Maker Faires this year, so here's your chance to feature your work, which could be seen by THOUSANDS if not more people through the summer. Put your name/screen name and a link to your site or blog or twitter or .... in the post as well, so people know who did the awesome job!

Post away here, and who knows, maybe you'll get a surprise for the coolest prints!

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by johnoly99 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:13 pm

So, having issues with my pic, but here's a link to the 'thing' I printed to start it off with, come on, your turn guys!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21867

Here's my slicer settings

config.ini


Machine = Rostock MAX
Material = ABS
Total Print Time = ~40 mins
Material used = not much :) (prob. $.25 worth)


Got it! Finally, pic of the part

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by Jimustanguitar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:35 pm

I haven't made much yet, but here's my collection of useful things that I want to make http://www.thingiverse.com/jimustanguit ... gs-to-make

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by jesse » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:28 pm

Image

I printed the numbers to my house.

Machine: RostockMAX
Material: ABS
Total Print Time: 1.5 hours
Appx. amount of material used: around 25 grams

Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28441

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by tom10122 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:30 pm

Gives me an excuse to print something useful , hoping to be at the world maker faire in NYC this sep . You guys are gonna be there this year? :)

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by johnoly99 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 am

Nice! House numbers are very practical

Yep, we'll be in NY this year again

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by Jimustanguitar » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:58 am

SD Card holder, from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:55877
I'll try it with a different color and post a better picture soon.

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by dbarrans » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:02 am

Do parts and/or mods to a 3D printer count for being practical, or is that akin to navel-gazing? What if I used my Rostock Max to print a part for someone else's printer of a different type?

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by maxx » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:30 am

Hi there,

I uploaded my first part to and put it right into the contest :-) http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:81950 Its a printable bostonbox - This is a magic prop to conduct a nice coin trick. See https://vimeo.com/65008178 for a short demonstration of the magic :-)

Here is a picture after applying acetone finish:
Boston_Box 001.jpg

So nothing is better than bringing some magic into our boring lifes!
Printed on a Rostock Max incl support material for the "Magic" in the part.
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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by Jimustanguitar » Thu May 09, 2013 6:48 pm

I think this counts: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:76369

Haven't made one yet though.

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by stienman » Mon May 27, 2013 12:45 pm

I could either:

- Take my lawnmower to a repair shop, and spend several hours and dozens of dollars getting it fixed
- Spend an hour or two finding the particular part I needed online, and wait days or weeks and spend a dozen or more dollars to have it shipped
- Spend an hour modeling it, printing it, and installing it for less than 10 cents of plastic

Guess which path I took:

Machine: H1.1
Material: ABS Glow in the dark (too lazy to change it out)
Total design time: About 30 minutes
Total Print Time: 12 minutes (100% fill, slicer 0.92)
Appx. amount of material used: 3 grams (about $0.10 plastic cost)

OpenSCAD design:

Code: Select all

module hexagon(size, height) {
  boxWidth = size/1.75;
  for (r = [-60, 0, 60]) rotate([0,0,r]) cube([boxWidth, size, height], true);
}

difference(){
        // Form bottom washer and hexagon nut
   union(){
      cylinder(h=3.3, r1=25.62/2, r2=25.62/2);
      translate([0,0,10.5/2])hexagon(19.5,10.5);
   }

        // Remove key and shaft
   translate([0,0,-.1])
   union(){
      translate([-9.6/2,0,0])cube([9.6, 13, 12]);
      cylinder(h=12, r1=13.5/2, r2=13.5/2);
   }

        // Bevel edges by forming a cube with a missing cone internally, then taking that away from the whole assembly
   difference(){
      translate([-15,-15,-.1])cube(30);
      translate([0,0,-.15])cylinder(h=26, r1 = 29/2, r2 = 2.2);
   }
}


Render:
Image

On the print bed (sheet steel with kapton that attaches to my heated bed via magnets):
Image

Removed from print bed, better angle/contrast:
Image

Installed into a Troy-Bilt mower, front wheel washer:
Image

I'll be using my printer at the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire in two weeks (printing customized stretchlets at the booth) and at the Detroit Maker Fair in July. So if you just happen to give me a prize of another printer kit (rostock, graber, etc) I'll assemble and run it at these shows in conjunction with the H1.1 I'm planning on taking.

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Re: Most practical print contest

Post by wshelley » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:54 pm

Custom neckerchief slides for our Boy Scout troop, Troop 515 in Tracy CA. They headed off for summer camp and I made a slide for each scout and the leaders.

slides.jpg


Details:

Machine: RostockMAX
Material: ABS
Total Print Time: about 50 minutes each, 20 hours total - most were printed two at a time
Appx. amount of material used: 1/4 ounce per slide, 6 ounces total
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Just what I needed, another hobby...

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