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Vacuum Cleaner Nozzles

3 different nozzles for vacuum cleaner. Inside diameter 31.5mm.

Video: https://youtu.be/A3h-qUa8eOI

3D PRINTING SETTINGS
Layer height: 0.28mm
Speed: 60mm/s
Infill: 100%
Supports: No

Print Settings

Printer brand:

Printer:

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.28mm

Infill:

100%

Filament brand:

Gembird

Filament material:

PLA, PETG or ABS


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Sine Wave Spoon Holder

This is a spoon holder to help keep dirty stir spoons off the counter while cooking. My mother use to have a small plate on the counter for this purpose. I wanted something with a little more nerd. Enter the Sine Wave.

Instructions

Note: On a thingomatic, if you use a raft, the raft will be slightly off the belt if printed at full size. Mine turned out fine doing it.


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Crinkle Lamp

This lamp is a cheap knock-off of ... or, rather ... is a beautiful design inspired by the popular Voronoi Lamp (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:584714). All of the overhanging surfaces are at exactly 45 degrees, so it prints without supports, bridges or a lot of drama.
 

Instructions
Update: I've added a solid version of the object (crinklelamp_solid.stl) which may be easier to slice.

Printed in natural (clear) PLA with 0.2mm layers. It prints upside-down, from top to bottom. The wall thickness is specifically set for printing with exactly 2 line widths with a 0.4mm nozzle. Therefore, scaling this lamp may produce unpredictable slicing results.

Originally, I sliced this with Slic3r 1.1.7, but it produced a tremendous number of unneeded traverse moves. The version shown was sliced with Simplify3D and printed without incident.

Edit: According to UserUnrelated in his make (http://www.thingiverse.com/make:119553), the newest version of Slic3r (1.2.6) works fine on this model. He also scaled it to 50% and got a nice, fast printing, single wall print!


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Tape Dispenser - One Piece

Our kids keep losing the tape dispensers, so I decided to make one. This one fits a standard roll of scotch tape, has printed spring clips that hold the tape securely and printed teeth that cut the tape.

Print it now and be prepared to wrap presents!

P.S. We actually found 2 tape dispensers in the time it took me to perfect the design, but it works great.

Instructions

1) Print

2) Insert Tape

3) Use

The teeth are optimized for 0.2 mm layer height, but other layer heights should work fine. You need to make sure to print hot enough to fuse the layers well, or the spring clips will break off. I had to clean up the spring clips and sand the ledge right before the teeth (so the tape sticks better and doesn't slip when you go to cut it).

I printed with ABS. PLA should work. PLA is more stiff and brittle than ABS, which makes the teeth easier to print and the spring clips harder. PLA spring clips are more likely to break off.

I copied the teeth shape from Jag's tape dispenser. I tried my own shapes first, but none of them cut tape. Finally, I imported Jag's teeth into FreeCAD and modeled native FreeCAD teeth that were the same shape. They worked great. Thanks, Jag! Since, I could not have made the design without Jag's teeth, I have marked this work as a derivative.

One of the tricks to getting a working tape dispener was to make sure the ledge that holds the tape right before the teeth is elevated enough that the tape always hits the ledge before the teeth. Otherwise, you have to hold the tape - and not just the tape dispenser - with one hand while you cut with the other hand.

This was one of the first things that I made in FreeCAD. I have used openscad for my previous designs and I like how openscad allows parameterizing, libraries, and reuse. However, I was impressed with how easy it was to model complex shapes in FreeCAD (non-parametric, of course. FreeCAD supports python scripting, so maybe that could be used to make it parametric). FreeCAD lets you make constrained 2D sketches and then extrude and revolve them and supports boolean operations for CSG modeling as well. FreeCAD also has native support for fillets and chamfers. I am not sure what tool I will use in the future, but it will probably be a mixture of FreeCAD and openscad depending on the project.


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Home letters decor

What's a better way to celebrate a new house than decorating it. Get your files from here and put that printer to work.

Print Settings

Printer:

Creality Cr-10

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.4

Infill:

20%

Notes:

I've printed this with black and white PLA with a nozzle of 0.8 mm. The Home THICK. stl file has a model which is 25 mm in thickness and the other one has a thickness of 5 mm and a face contour bevel of 1 mm.
BE CAREFULL HOW YOU ORIENTATE IT IN THE SLICER!