Category Archives: Objects

Things I’ve printed, or want to

Cocoon Create Model Maker Adventures

Last week, the Aldi supermarket chain in Australia sold 3D printers. They’ve done it before, with a bigger and more expensive printer, but I missed out then. This time they were selling the Cocoon Create Model Maker for AU$300. I … Continue reading

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What is that weird object in your banner image?

I realised that I’ve never posted the uncropped version of my banner image, or explained where it came from. It is a cropped section from a photo I took of this wonderful bronze sculpture at the base of the Roma … Continue reading

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Purple Post-Punk Otter Rock

This is Pep. He’s a purple otter, from the TV show ‘Bear in the Big Blue House’. We found him in an op-shop toy basket in a tiny town surrounded by desert and scorched wheat fields in South Australia. Since … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Welcome to the new year 2012. An old song by Shriekback might wish you “Health and knowledge and wealth and power, passion and poems and sex” Richard Bach has said that the only two real reasons for being here on … Continue reading

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3D printing workflow and my modular raygun developments

I spent yesterday evening carefully adding to my raygun model in OpenSCAD. The image to the left is a screen capture. This morning I told my Mendel Prusa to print the model in clear PLA plastic. This is my first … Continue reading

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Has Sculpture charms to soothe a savage Breast?

With apologies to William Congreve. I’m still fighting to get the OpenSCAD 3D solid geometry modelling software working again. I want to get back to my raygun modelling. And Bioluminescence’s polypipe construction pieces. And all the other cool geometric stuff … Continue reading

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Warping Rayguns, OpenSCAD, and the Heated Build Platform

I’ve started working on a simple design for a printable modular raygun. The image to the left shows a 1/5th scale prototype print. The problem is warping. This is a wide and shallow print. Each half of the raygun is … Continue reading

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