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Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.21 14:46:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Recircuit on 24/09/2009 12:55:01
Edited by: Recircuit on 22/09/2009 01:50:10
Just thought some of you might appreciate this...
We have a MakerBot over at Hive76, and of course I couldn't resist the urge to print an EVE model. Because this printer can't yet print things with overhangs very well, the Capsule is probably the easiest thing to print. Also, because of it's shape, I had to cut the model in half first. Here's a photo of the rear almost finished

Video of it printing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq07ups59R0

Here's an offsite link to the photo above

I'll post more photos once I get the other half done, and the two ends joined together.

Neth'Rae
Gallente
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.09.21 14:48:00 - [2]
 

Cool :P

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.21 14:51:00 - [3]
 

Very cool, what size will it be when assembled?

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.21 14:56:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Mashie Saldana
Very cool, what size will it be when assembled?


It'll be about 50mm wide, somewhere around 120'ish mm high I think... I don't remember the dimensions off hand. I changed it around a lot, trying to print it as a whole and at different sizes, but that just wasn't meant to be.

Liua Ae
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.21 19:06:00 - [5]
 

I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.

Barkaial Starfinder
Minmatar
The Kairos Syndicate
Transmission Lost
Posted - 2009.09.21 19:28:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Liua Ae
I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.


I hope you dont try Caldari

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.21 19:28:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Liua Ae
I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.


Step 3, profit.

lol.. yeah, a lot of people think the pod looks like a buttpod. I'm not a fan of the new model really.
Looks too alien-like.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.09.21 19:31:00 - [8]
 

You should try a CAD/CAM milling machine - high-end dental laboratories generally sport one or two. They're specifically designed to handle undercuts and overhangs.

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.21 19:32:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Barkaial Starfinder
Originally by: Liua Ae
I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.


I hope you dont try Caldari


It's what Gallente have been waiting for, though not sure about the Domi Shocked

Liua Ae
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.21 20:10:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Liua Ae on 21/09/2009 20:10:44
Originally by: Barkaial Starfinder
Originally by: Liua Ae
I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.


I hope you dont try Caldari


Badger Mk2 could have succes :P

Edit: What about an Iteron V ?

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.21 20:14:00 - [11]
 

Itty V's are for the special parties only Razz

Manu Hermanus
FaDoyToy
Posted - 2009.09.21 20:44:00 - [12]
 

wow this thread degenerated fast...

and fun pic Very Happy

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.21 21:19:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Manu Hermanus
wow this thread degenerated fast...

and fun pic Very Happy


Boy has it... /me sighs

maCH'EttE
Defenders of Order
Posted - 2009.09.21 21:28:00 - [14]
 

Love this kinda thread.

I mean the model of the pod, not threads about anal toys...

Anal toys are ok. I hear the 'Rude-boy' is pretty good...

Um... Anyway...

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the finished model. Preferably with some larger images! Very Happy

Thenoran
Caldari
Tranquility Industries
Posted - 2009.09.21 22:14:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Liua Ae
I see a new era in anal toys based on EVE coming.


Can't stop the Rokh! Razz

Daquaris
Ghosts of Ragnarok
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.09.21 22:17:00 - [16]
 

For those of us that get logged out after 60 seconds, and don't want to constantly log back in to see embedded pictures:

Link to the pic

Very cool.

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.22 00:48:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Daquaris
For those of us that get logged out after 60 seconds, and don't want to constantly log back in to see embedded pictures:

Link to the pic

Very cool.


Thanks man! Incidentally, The 'Report' is not the reply button at all.. Sorry about that.

Alternate Poster
Posted - 2009.09.22 01:52:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Recircuit

I'm not a fan of the new model really.
Looks too alien-like.


The pods are a Jovian design, seems to be right to me.

Jacob Mei
Gallente
Posted - 2009.09.22 02:11:00 - [19]
 

How long does it take one of those printers to actually print something like that?

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.22 03:15:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Jacob Mei
How long does it take one of those printers to actually print something like that?


That half took about 45 minutes, I suspect the other half wont take quite as long, as there's less detail in the front.

Eugene Spencer
Rodents of Unusual Size
Posted - 2009.09.22 11:49:00 - [21]
 

This is really cool. I'm a n00b with these kind of printers. What is it made out of? Some kind of plastic or something?

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.22 13:01:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Eugene Spencer
This is really cool. I'm a n00b with these kind of printers. What is it made out of? Some kind of plastic or something?

The machine is printing with a thin string of molten ABS plastic.

Jacob Mei
Gallente
Posted - 2009.09.22 14:36:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Recircuit
Originally by: Jacob Mei
How long does it take one of those printers to actually print something like that?


That half took about 45 minutes, I suspect the other half wont take quite as long, as there's less detail in the front.


Is it a solid object or is it hollow inside? (obivously its two halves but I mean does it waste material when it doesnt need too?)

What sort of program do you need to use to create a printable object? I would imagine that it would have to be a 3-d object to begin with so I would imagine that images and what not (like something you made in photoshop) would be out.

CCP Whisper

Posted - 2009.09.22 14:42:00 - [24]
 

wtb: 1 pod. Shocked How much are these to produce?

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.22 14:53:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Jacob Mei
Is it a solid object or is it hollow inside? (obivously its two halves but I mean does it waste material when it doesnt need too?)

What sort of program do you need to use to create a printable object? I would imagine that it would have to be a 3-d object to begin with so I would imagine that images and what not (like something you made in photoshop) would be out.

I'm not 100% sure how the OP did it but here is my guess as I have done some 3D printing as well in the past. The internal is most likely honeycomb patterned to give strength but not waste too much ABS pellets. You don't want it solid as it would waste a horrible amount of ABS pellets and take forever to print.

To actually get things printable you need a 3D object to start with, in this case a pod exported with TriExporter and then converted to a fileformat that the 3D printer can deal with.

Juwi Kotch
KOTCH Construction and Anchoring
Posted - 2009.09.22 14:54:00 - [26]
 

There was a thread I believe a couple years ago or so about someone who printed EVE ship models with a Z-Corp 3D-printer. Those can actually do the job, even in color, you only need the exact CAD-data for the ship to feed it to the printer.

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.22 15:12:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Jacob Mei
Originally by: Recircuit
Originally by: Jacob Mei
How long does it take one of those printers to actually print something like that?


That half took about 45 minutes, I suspect the other half wont take quite as long, as there's less detail in the front.


Is it a solid object or is it hollow inside? (obivously its two halves but I mean does it waste material when it doesnt need too?)

What sort of program do you need to use to create a printable object? I would imagine that it would have to be a 3-d object to begin with so I would imagine that images and what not (like something you made in photoshop) would be out.


Mashie is correct. I used TriExporter to get the model, then opened in Blender, and exported it to STL. From there, I run it though Skeinforge to get the gcode, and then load that into ReplicatorG, which tells the printer that to do.

You can make it as dense, or hollow as you like. Obviously, the more dense it is, the longer it will take to print. This one's mostly hollow, and uses a hex filler pattern. You can change that as well ;)

Mr John22ta
Supercarrier Aggression
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.09.22 15:39:00 - [28]
 

Wow, that's pretty damn awesome. Wish I had access to a toy like that. Smile

Recircuit
Minmatar
DigitalHaunt
Posted - 2009.09.22 15:46:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: CCP Whisper
wtb: 1 pod. Shocked How much are these to produce?


The ABS is about $12/lb + Shipping, and that half weighs about 26 grams. It's very cheap.

Juwi Kotch
KOTCH Construction and Anchoring
Posted - 2009.09.22 15:49:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Recircuit
Originally by: CCP Whisper
wtb: 1 pod. Shocked How much are these to produce?


The ABS is about $12/lb + Shipping, and that half weighs about 26 grams. It's very cheap.

Wrong. No commercial sense. Tell him it cost quadrillions of dollars, or at least say 129.99 (look what the toys in the EVE-shop cost, as a guideline). He might even pay it ...


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