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S. Ex. no. 24 (cactus cowboy)

My colleague scanned one of my Cactus Cowboys and we tried printing him in an SLA 3D printer. This particular fellow took 14 hours. The drums in the video are from my basement, and the conversation is, well, a conversation.

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Red Panda Pedal Stand

Red Panda shared a 3D model of a pedal stand. I printed one, and I love it. It also works well as a phone stand, which I can’t get a photo of, because, well, I’m using the phone to take these pics.

I love Red Panda Labs, and I dig this stand!

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Printing Action Figures

Following up on the idea of making action figures and monsters from other toys, I have been experimenting with scanning my figures and then printing copies of them.

To start with, Leezle and I downloaded a MakerBot project from Thingverse.

rocket

We printed it.

leezle-and-the-maker-bot

printing

test

Someone at Thingverse commented that it’s “Sad that it’s such a lo-poly model. :/” Still, it was a fun start.

Next, we scanned some of the cowboy figures I made.

blue-cowboy

blue-two

We had a few false starts and bad scans – this is a time consuming process (noted by Leezle). My favorite 4 armed cowboy is red plastic, and it did not play well with the red laser scanner. I switched to blue, who is a rather lumpy. I’ve read that painting a figure white helps, but I’m not ready to sacrifice red to that (also, he’s currently living the March Madness Diorama).

in-process

After the scan was complete, I worked on cleaning up the figure in MeshMixer.

scan

 

 

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3D

You gotta see this.

beetle

beauty-bar

you-gotta-see-this

 

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