3DPrintCup Manchester: Mini Monstersaurus Prince

Quite a few things have happened since the original post about the #3DPrintCup. There was a drop in session that allowed participants to test out the 3D Printer. I was considering having movable parts in my character and also wanted to see how intricate designs might be produced.

The Test Run
Will and Graeme from Cartridge Save helped me with the test piece on the Makerbot Replicator 2X. I wanted to try out a few different design elements which helped me conclude that I should possibly stick to something a bit more straight forward. This proved to be a sensible decision as I didn’t actually have much spare time to do the 3D model.

3D printing - tests on the Makerbot

The 3D Model
This is how my 3D model looked in the Makerbot software.

Mini Monstersaurus Prince in the Makerbot software

There was a bit of delay between submitting the .stl file and getting the actual model back. During this time I had access to a laser cutter (separate opportunity away from the 3DPrintCup competition) and so took the chance to see how the design would look on wood.

Laser Cut Mini Monstersaurus Prince

I posted on Vine how my actual model looked when I got it back. For some reason not everything got printed.

The Story of Mini Monstersaurus Prince

Once upon a time in a land far, far away lived Mini Monstersaurus Prince. He had dotting parents who loved him dearly. And the little creature loved nothing more than to forge in the landscape with his golden crown for fruit and vegetables direct from the ground unwashed. He was a true patron of the raw food revolution. However all this good work came undone every sunset with his lavish helpings of firefly. For the Prince had a profound fear of the darkness and the only way for him to get through the night was to consume the creature of the light. Each firefly eaten would help his little belly produce a warmer glow…

Mini Monstersaurus Prince still needs some finishing touches before he’s ready for some final pictures and the #3DPrintCup challenge tomorrow.

The Wrap Party
The Wrap Party and 3DPrintCup ‘Top Trump’ style tournament takes place on Thursday 11th July at 6.30pm in Tib Street Tavern (Manchester M4 1LG).

All the other 3D models will be present so please come along and have a look!

For further details about the event please visit www.cartridgesave.co.uk/3dprintcup or contact Hannah, Anmol or Jo on 0161 881 5941.

You can also follow the event on Twitter with the #3DPrintCup hashtag.

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