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Introduction to 3D Printing, maybe it should be 4D Printing - X, Y, Z, and Time
Smoke Alarm and Shutdown Relay for Printer
Printing Failures
Size Relations in My Photos
Prusa Research / 3D Test Pattern
Prusa Research / 3D Batman Test File
Installing PrusaSlicer - January 26, 2022
PrusaSlicer and Thingiverse - January 27, 2022
PrusaSlicer Cut Command
Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland and Wipe Towers
Rainbow Filament by TTYT3D
Projects We Have Made or Printed Along the Way
Holiday Related Prints
Christmas Rudolph Cookie Cutter Gingerbread House Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Christmas Decorations
Christmas Christmas Tree Bauble Hook Christmas Ornament - Snowflake Christmas Gift Boxes
Easter Easter Egg Holder Bunnies Kinder - Easter Egg Dispenser Mickey Mouse Easter Egg
Easter Easter Egg Dispenser Bunny
Thanksgiving The Bean's Turkey
Valentine's Day Valentines Tealight Holder - Front & Back Lit Valentines Heart Drink Coaster St. Valentine Day Cup Coaster
Valentine's Day Tealight Covers for Valentine's / Women's / Mother Day Tulip Bouquet
Halloween Twist Lock Coffin Bulbasaur Pumpkin Witch
Birthdays Birthday Numbers
Disney Related Prints
Disney Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion Jack Skellington Bookmarks Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Disney Light up Jack Skellington Pumpkin Tower - Nightmare Before Christmas Mickey Mouse Bookmarks Darth Vader from Star Wars
Disney Star Wars Jedi / Sith Light Switch Plate The Mandalorian Star Wars Storm Turkeys
Disney Mickey Mouse Tealight Pumpkins Mickey Mouse Jack-o'-Lantern Haunted Mansion's Welcome Foolish Mortals
Disney Big Thunder Railroad - First Attempt Big Thunder Railroad - Second Attempt Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast
Disney Darth Pumpkin Vader Minnie Mouse Peeking Mickey Mouse Peeking
Disney The Headless Horseman from Ichabod Crane Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter Tigger Cookie Cutter
Disney The Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter Mickey Mouse Easter Egg Imperial Storm Mickey
Disney A Little Standing Porg from Star Wars Mickey Mouse Napkin Holder Mickey Mouse Eared Paper Clips
Disney Disneyland Sign Mickey Mouse Love Plaque Walt Disney Key
Disney Miniature A-Frame Sidewalk Sign Marvel Hawkeye Coaster Marvel Black Widow Coaster
Disney Marvel Captain Marvel Coaster Marvel Avengers Logo Coaster Disneyland Welcome Sign
Disney Marvel Falcon Coaster Marvel Avengers Logo with Hexagon Grid Marvel Captain America Coaster
Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Disney Commemorative Coins Kylo Ren Coasters
Disney Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast
Universal Studios, Harry Potter, and Hogwarts Related Prints
Univ Studios Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Charm Harry Potter / Hogwarts Golden Snitch Harry Potter / Hogwarts Light Switch Plate
Univ Studios Harry Potter / Hogwarts Series Elder Wand Minion Bob from Despicable Me Minion Bookmarks from Despicable Me - Try #1
Univ Studios Minion Cellphone Holder from Despicable Me Harry Potter Christmas Bauble Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter
Univ Studios Large Harry Potter Bookmark Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter Flying Key from Sorcerer's Stone with Base
Univ Studios Deathly Hallows Wand Holder Deathly Hallows 3D Charm "Wizards Only" Gryffindor - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb"
Univ Studios "Wizards Only" Ravenclaw - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb" The Hogwarts Castle Alohomora Keychain Holder from Harry Potter
Cookie Cutter Prints - (Since I ended up with so many.)
Cookie Cutters Winnie the Pooh Cookie Cutter Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter
Cookie Cutters Tigger Cookie Cutter Candy Cane Cookie Cutter The Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
Cookie Cutters Rudolph Cookie Cutter Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter Dinosaur Cookie Cutters - The Herd
Cookie Cutters Unicorn Cookie Cutter Dachshund Cookie Cutter
Animal Prints - (Since I ended up with so many.)
Animals Flexi Rex Articulated Shark Twists - Bends Brontosaurus
Animals Flexi Ankylosaurus Flexi Triceratop Sir Flexi Raptor
Animals Flexi Brachiosaurus Piranhaz - (Jawing Jaws Shark?) Dinosaur-Brontosaurus
Animals Flexi Horse Flexi Unicorn Flexi Dragon
Animals Flexi Cat Flexi Pterodactyl Flexi Parasaurolophusl
Animals Flexi Mammoth Flexi Stegosaurus
Non-Categorized Printings
Non-Cat U.S. Navy Naval Aviator Wings of Gold U.S. Navy Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold Cubistand Pencil Pen Brush Holder Stand
Non-Cat Chicago White Sox Symbol Filament Color Tag Stand Dog Cellphone Stand
Non-Cat Cessna Keychain Fobs Prusa Whistles
Non-Cat Dragon Pattern Comb Emergency Sport Whistles Quart Oil Can Screw-On Funnel
Non-Cat Parallel Line Drawing Tool (Parametric) Math Gear Toy Taco Holder x 3
Non-Cat U.S. Navy Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold Watch Escapement Desk Toy USB SD SD Micro Holder Combined
Non-Cat Watch Micro SD Box Endless Loop Hearts Keurig Cup Holder
Non-Cat Memo & Pen Holder Doggy Cellphone Holder IKEA Style Over Door Hook
Non-Cat Tea Dispenser Dispensers for Ingredients - Kitchen Vented Funnel
Non-Cat Easily Printable Painter's Palette Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet
Non-Cat Leaf Remover (Dining & Kitchen) Cessna 337 Skymaster Spinning Tops Orbital Series
Non-Cat Navy Coaster Air Force Coaster Paint Can Lid Remover
Non-Cat Soda / Pop Can Lid Wire/Buss Wire Connectors Rex's Wire Hangers
Non-Cat California Highway Patrol Keychain BaubleCalifornia Highway Patrol BadgeCNC Wire Guide
Non-Cat Finger Armor Tartlet CutterButter Knife
Non-Cat Sinewave Spoon Holder Paperclip with Label Area Balloon Powered Jet Car with Sweet Rimzzz
Non-Cat S Gauge Model Railroad Track Gauge

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Introduction to 3D Printing, maybe it should be 4D Printing - X, Y, Z, and Time

The learning curve on this is pretty steep. I bought a Prusa 3D Mk 3S+ printer kit for several reasons which include toys for Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, items for our model railroads, and items for my wife's and daughter's classrooms.

I sent out a video about my very first efforts in 3D printing and got several questions. Questions very similar to the ones I had before I attended the San Diego Fine Woodworker's introduction class presented by Travis Good, their current, August 13, 2021, president and one of their lead instructors. I left the course with the warm feeling that this was a worthy investment.

Rex's 40 minute 3D printing intro video. This link takes you to YouTube.

First element in the learning curve, is that this printing process is SLOW. In this image is a Deathly Hallows charm from Harry Potter. Its print time is in excess of two hours. Kind of cool in that the center hoop spins, as designed into the print. Darth Vader's head, part of the total Darth Vader printing, is honeycombed for strength and is a two hour plus print. His body is a twenty-one hour print. The quarter is in the image for scaling. These items are not real big.

Darth Vader's head and the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Charm

Here is the Prusa 3D Mk 3S+ printer in action, printing Darth Vader's body, which will be about 6" high. At the time the video was shot it had been printing, non-stop, for about eleven hours. Only about ten hours to go - TO FINISH THE BODY FROM FOOT TO SHOULDERS.

This is a short video of the Prusa 3D Mk 3S+ printing Darth Vader's body and a few other items.

As the time ran out, I recorded the completion. The timing was something like 20 hours, 54 minutes for the body and cape, about 2 hours and 50 minutes for the head, in the video, I say the cape, and about 8 minutes for the "spine" to hold the head on. A total of almost 24 hours for a figure just over 5" tall. Not fast, but fun. Now time to let it cool a bit. The mesh bed is heated to 60 degree Celsius, 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Completing the Darth Vader print. This link takes you to YouTube.

It has cooled, and now the Brim needs to be removed. The Brim increases adhesion to the mesh bed, it is heated, as stated earlier, to 60 degree Celsius, 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It cools pretty quick. Now the three pieces are put together to put Darth together. Kind of like the emperor did in a galaxy far far away in a time long long ago. Star Wars.

Cleaning up the Darth Vader print. This link takes you to YouTube.

3D Printing Infills

One of the common questions concerns filament consumption. And the slicing process addresses that to a large degree. You can select, through the PrusaSlicer, the amount of internal material. So your project is not solid by default if design and dimensions allow it. You can make your project solid, which increases printing time and cost.

This photo is a project in work with infill set at 15%. The infill is the wavy pattern inside the print. The exterior is smooth.

3D Printing Infills at 15%

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Smoke Alarm and Shutdown Relay for Printer

Date: August 2021

There is an issue with 3D printing, Learning Curve Element #1 - 3D PRINTING TAKES TIME. And you are working with electricity, heat, and flammables in an oxygen rich environment. Are you willing to remain by your printer for 21, 27, or 32 hours while your printer prints? I AM NOT. And numerous others are not either. At the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Shop there is a smoke alarm rigged to shut down the printer if smoke is detected. The design paperwork is from Henry Arnold. And I built my system based on his video, provided here.

This is the hyperlink to Henry Arnold's YouTube video on the Smoke Alarm & Shutdown System

This is the hyperlink to my PDF document, based on Henry's document and presentation.

This is the hyperlink to my YouTube video on the construction of the smoke alarm & shutdown system.

The last page of my document explains the system. The BRK 3120B Smoke Alarm sends a signal to the power relay when its smoke tolerance is violated. At that point the power to the "Normally On" receptacle is stopped and power is provided to the "Normally Off" receptacle. That shuts the controlled device, the 3D printer, down cold. The "Normally Off" receptacle. now powered, the signal from its power cube keeps the relay energized to the No Power to the "Normally On" receptacle. mode and power to the "Normally Off" receptacle. until you change things be stopping the power power from "Normally Off" power cube. Pretty cool.

Recommendations I learned along the way.
1) Build your enclosure first ensuring that you can place the smoke alarm inside the enclosure and the IoT Relay outside the enclosure.
2) Place the smoke alarm mounting rink and the control relay.
3) Determine the wire runs and cut the wire lengths leaving a bit of slop before starting your soldering. And,
4) Make sure you insulate all your connections.

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Printing Failures

Not everything we started worked out. Here are some of our failures. While the instructions to adjust the bead height / width are clear. And the guidance for cleaning the mesh bed to increase adhesion is good, sometimes you need to clean the mesh bed with acetone. Which is one of the notes a bit farther down in the list.

Date: August 2021

Frustrating. After something like 55 minutes of printing the Harry Potter / Hogwarts Deathly Hallows charm for my wife the item begins to peal from the bed and then is grabbed by the nozzle and pulled off the bed. I have something like six printing attempts, all failures. Some very early - 10 minutes into the printing.

Printing Failues

I tried the Prusa 3DHubs_Marvin_variable_PLA_MK3S_52m.gcode file twice and the same results both times, shown here. It seems to be that Brim issue. I can print a good item before this, print a good item after this. However, by my guess, because the base is so small, the nozzle pulls the item off the mesh bed as it gets higher. Several failures all at about the same point.

One of the notes in the manual talks about cleaning the Mesh Bed with acetone. After several issues with the filament not adhering well, I cleaned the almost new, less than two weeks old, Mesh Bed with acetone. While it did not fully solve the problem, it definitely helped.

Printing Failures

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Size Relations in My Photos

Date: August 2021

Darth Vader's head and the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Charm. For sizing, that is a U.S. Quarter. I usually use a ruler. The tan ruler you often see is about 6" long.

Darth Vader's head and the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Charm.

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Prusa Research / 3D Test Pattern

Date: August 2021

The most successful Prusa test pattern. The final setting was the Z measurement of -1.640. I think this took four or five runs and adjustments of the PINDA probe. The Prusa piece was nicely adhered to the printing bed, as was the outline.

Prusa Test Pattern

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Prusa Research / 3D Batman Test File

Date: August 2021

The batman charm / piece is one of the Prusa test files. You cannot modify it as it comes in gcode. I got one batman item out of several attempts. I learned to put Brims on my items. Brims are an added border to your pieces which increase adhesion to the mesh bed, the heating bed. This band around the batman symbol is not a brim. The print time was about 35 minutes.

Batman Charm

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Installing PrusaSlicer

Date: January 2022

Several people have had minor issues with the installation of PrusaSlicer. Most by selecting other or additional printers. Some by selecting defaults without understanding them. So this video addresses the simple installation of the PrusaSlicer as of January 26, 2022.

Installing the PrusaSlicer video on my YouTube Channel

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PrusaSlicer and Thingiverse - January 27, 2022

Date: January 2022

In response to several e-mails, a video on downloading a Thingiversec.com file into PrusaSlicer and playing with it. This is using PrusaSlicer V 2.4.0 as of January 27, 2022.

PrusaSlicer and Thingiverse video on my YouTube Channel

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PrusaSlicer Cut Command

Date: January 2022

I am now using Microsoft Edge as my browser. Something went haywire with Firefox and even uninstalling it and reinstalling it got me nowhere near usable again. As a result of Edge’s restrictions, when I click on Download All Files in Thingiverse nothing is downloaded. I have to click on the Thing Files button under the images so I no longer get the target as a zip file with the STL files, the images, the License, and Read Me files. A bit annoying. My Wife found the (digital) Tulips, Thingiverse #1429882, and decided we are going to have a PLA bouquet. Without the Read Me files and not having read the comments, I printed the first two bulbs base down / blossom up and they both detached about 85% of the way through a print of about 2 hours and 16 minutes. Going back to the Read Me files or comments, it recommends printing the blossoms upside down. That works. However, I have two detached & incomplete blossoms with a fair amount of time involved. Remembering one of the MANY YouTube videos about 3D printing I decided to try measuring the printed portion and using the PrusaSlicer Cut command to print the remaining, missing portion. I measured the heights of the detached blossoms, 35.9 mm and 36.8 mm, and using the Cut command made two files of the remainder of the blossom. With the Cut command you have two options, keep either the top or the bottom or both. Discarding the bottom left me with print times of about 18 minutes and 23 minutes for the final piece. The question was, How nice would it turn out? The answer depends on the project and your range of acceptable. In the photo, the Cut command is in the red square, the left bulb was printed upside down, the center is the “to be glued together” detached print, and the right is a glued together detached print. I used Testors model glue on this. It seems to have worked well. There is a slight seam. Note on this Testors glue, the blue tube, it is labeled for plastic models. It melted some styrene structures I was building for my railroad layout and it failed to set on other styrene structures, obviously different something or another there.

PrusaSlicer Cut Command

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Wipe Towers and Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland

When a 3D printer changes the color of the filament, it has to flush or purge the nozzle of the previous color. There are several ways to do this. One is to create a "Wipe Tower" off on the side. Due to the structure of the print head, it must maintain level continuity with the print. They were kind of cool so I kept them. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland found them and we played with them for over an hour building and destroying structure after structure. One of the things is that I removed "the brim" on some. She asked about the difference and I explained that I had removed the brim. Her response was "Grandpa, don't do that." (They are easier to stack with the brim still attached. I am trainable.)

Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland and Wipe Towers - A

Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland Wipe Towers - B

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Rainbow Filament by TTYT3D

We had seen "rainbow filament" online and a few pictures of items printed in it. Joyce decided, with A LOT OF URGING, that we should give it a try. Easter Egg holders were the first projects. REALLY SATISFIED.

Interesting metallic effect gives the items a lot of depth and plenty of shine.

Rainbow Filament by TTYT3D

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Projects We Have Made or Printed Along the Way

Most of our early work is downloads from www.thingiverse.com, free downloads. Credit is given where I have it available.

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Christmas Related Prints

Rudolph Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

The holidays are coming and Joyce is getting prepared. Print time is about 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Rudolph Cookie Cutter designed or provided by pcn3dprinting. Hyperlink to 2713282 on www.thingiverse.com.

Rudolph Cookie Cutter

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Gingerbread House

Date: November 2021

The holidays are coming and Joyce is getting prepared. It is a seven part, if you count Merry Christmas, totalling over 4 hours. I printed it as the kit, not individual parts.

Gingerbread House designed or provided by Nakozen. Hyperlink to 4689896 on www.thingiverse.com.

Gingebread House

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Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Christmas Decorations

Date: November 2021

Getting ready for Christmas. Print time for the sleigh is about 3 hours and 14 minutes. Print time for each of the reindeer is about 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Christmas Decorations designed or provided by reichwec. Hyperlink to 236330 on www.thingiverse.com.

Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Tree Bauble Hook

Date: November 2021

Joyce wanted to see how these came out. Always looking for ornament hooks for the Christmas Tree hooks. A bit thin but nice. They are hard to clean up, I printed them with brims. Print times are about 6 minutes each. Clean-up times are about 30 minutes each.

Christmas Tree Bauble Hook designed or provided by spope. Hyperlink to 1196605 on www.thingiverse.com.

Christmas Tree Bauble Hook

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Christmas Ornament Snowflake

Date: November 2021

Joyce is getting ready for Christmas and found this. So I printed it with split colors. Clean-up is TOUGH. Still needs some work. Print time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Christmas Ornament Snowflake designed or provided by protechnordic. Hyperlink to 563396 on www.thingiverse.com.

Christmas Ornament Snowflake

Christmas Ornament Snowflake

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Christmas Sock Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

Joyce is getting ready for Christmas and found this. So I printed it. Happy Wife, happy life. Print time is about 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Christmas Sock Cookie Cutter designed or provided by OogiMe. Hyperlink to 572208 on www.thingiverse.com.

Christmas Sock Cookie Cutter

Christmas Sock Cookie Cutter

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Christmas Gift Boxes

Date: November 2021

Joyce is getting ready for Christmas so the 3D printer is busy. This is a six file print totalling about 11 hours and 5 minutes.

Christmas Gift Boxes designed or provided by muddtt. Hyperlink to 197159 on www.thingiverse.com.

Christmas Gift Boxes

Easter Related Prints

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Easter Egg Holder Bunnies

Date: January 2022

Joyce is getting ready for Easter. There are two sizes in the source files. One for Cadbury Creme Eggs and one for Kinder Surprise Eggs. Muzz64 provides a formula to adjust them to fit other sizes as well. For the 50 mm Cadbury Creme Egg size the print time is about 1 hour and 39 minutes. For the 65 mm Kinder Surprise Egg the print time is about 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Easter Egg Holder Bunnies designed or provided by muzz64. Hyperlink to 1026655 on www.thingiverse.com.

Easter Egg Holder Bunnies

And the bunnies get their cargo.

Easter Egg Holder Bunnies with Their Cargo

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Kinder - Easter Egg Dispenser

Date: January 2022

Joyce is finding a lot on Thingiverse.com related to Easter and I have no problem printing it. These, Kinder - Easter Egg Dispenser as labeled by piervania who provided or designed them, acceptably handle other eggs in my opinion. The print time is about 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are three different files in the download and the print times vary from 2 hours and 35 minutes to 3 hours and 17 minutes. Removing the supports is "fun."

Kinder - Easter Egg Dispenser designed or provided by piervania. Hyperlink to 4804585 on www.thingiverse.com.

Kinder - Easter Egg Dispenser

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Mickey Mouse Easter Egg

Date: January 2022

Thingiverse.com LOVES Mickey and Minnie. Who doesn't? Joyce found this project, which comes in two files and I created the base as a third file. The upper portion of the body took about 7 hours and 1 minute to print. The lower portion took about 2 hours and 58 minutes to print and both were at 50% of the default size. The base, made in Fusion360, took about 31 minutes. We used CA glue to fix the base to the lower body portion. In both of the body parts there was quite a bit of support material.

Mickey Mouse Easter Egg designed or provided by jacksonec. Hyperlink to 3551186 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Easter Egg

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Easter Egg Dispenser Bunny

Date: January 2022

muzz64 provides three files for the Easter Egg Dispenser Bunny. One with the entire bunny, and that is the one I printed. Print time was about 12 hours and 36 minutes. The other two are the body as one piece and the head as a second piece. Getting the supports out of it was a bit fun. Then we had to find the right size eggs - Kinder Mini Eggs. Just one of those prints Joyce wanted and it was fun.

Easter Egg Dispenser Bunny designed or provided by muzz64. Hyperlink to 2231030 on www.thingiverse.com.

Easter Egg Dispenser Bunny

Thanksgiving Related Prints

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The Bean's Turkey

Date: September 2021

Joyce found this somewhere and wanted it printed. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland wanted to paint it. So, turned her loose. She had fun. This is a 2 hour and 59 minute print.

Designed or provided by icefreez. Hyperlink to 3201264 on www.thingiverse.com.

Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland Turkey

Valentine's Day Related Prints

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Valentines Tealight Holder - Front & Back Lit

Date: January 2022

I reminded Joyce that this is 4D printing and the fourth dimension is TIME. With that she needed to start looking at Valentine's Day. And the downloads began. StringyMcStringface was nice enough to provide two versions of his or her Valentines Tealight Holders. One front lit, one back lit. Print time for the front lit is about 3 hours and 47 minutes. Print time for the back lit is about 3 hours and 36 minutes.

Valentines Tealight Holder created or provided by StringyMcStringface. Hyperlink to 1026663 on www.thingiverse.com.

Front lit.

Valentines Tealight Holder - Front Lit

Back lit.

Valentines Tealight Holder - Back Lit

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Valentines Heart Drink Coaster

Date: January 2022

Joyce wants a few of these as giveaways as I understand it. Print time is about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Designed or provided by wslab. Hyperlink to 2782523 on www.thingiverse.com.

Valentines Heart Drink Coaster

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St. Valentine Day Cup Coaster

Date: January 2022

Joyce also wants a few of these as giveaways as I understand it. The smaller one has a print time of 1 hour and 16 minutes. The larger one has a print time of 2 hours and 2 minutes. (I stayed with wslab's titling, there is no St. Valentine.)

Designed or provided by Slavcik. Hyperlink to 2760484 on www.thingiverse.com.

St. Valentine day Cup Coaster

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Tealight Covers for Valentine's / Women's / Mother Day

Date: January 2022

Joyce found these on www.thingiverse.com and I printed the Love_Candle_cover_-_heart-flower file. We will see after that. C47_3D did a lot of design work here and it is very delicate. As such, I broke numerous elements trying to remove the supports inserted by PrusaSlicer. I do like them, but 3+ hours of trim and damage time? The print time is about 11 hours and 54 minutes.

Designed or provided by C47_3D. Hyperlink to 4759673 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tealight Covers for Valentine's / Women's / Mother Day-Heart & Flower

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Tulip Bouquet

Date: February 2022

Joyce found these on www.thingiverse.com and I printed a whole slew of them. There are three files associated with the tulips. The bulb takes about 2 hours and 14 minutes and needs to be printed upside-down. The stem takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes, in my opinion, it needs to be rotated from its default. The leaf file is / was printed twice for each flower with a print time of about 29 minutes each. We used several different adhesives on them. Gorilla 2-Part Epoxy and Titebond Thin CA were both a waste. Titebond Medium CA worked best. Only the gold bulbs are painted. All the others are filament colors. The first attempts were upside up and they detached. The gold bulbs are two part prints glued together.

Designed or provided by mathcraft. Hyperlink to 1429882 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tulip Bouquet

Halloween Related Prints

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Twist Lock Coffin

Date: September 2021

Joyce found this on Thingiverse.com. Pretty cool. When you twist the very top panel, you overcome spring tension held on the locks, which are pushed out, allowing you to pick the top off. Print time for the seven parts is just over 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Twist Lock Coffin designed or provided by 3d-printy. Hyperlink to 4967007 on www.thingiverse.com.

Twist Lock Coffin

Twist Lock Coffin

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Bulbasaur Pumpkin Witch

Date: September 2021

Off to Thingiverse.com again, thanks Joyce. Total print time for these four, there are two hat options, took just over 15 hours. The body print detached from the mesh board in the last 15 minutes and I filled it in with my 3D printing pen. Then hand painted some details.

I lost the reference source for this guy and could not find it again.

Bulbasaur Pumpkin Witch

Birthday Related Prints

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Birthday Numbers

Date: October 2021

We have two birthdays in October and I love to play math games with The Bean. I found these on thingiverse.com and tried to print two copies of each number plus an extra zero. It was the straw that broke the back on the MMU issue. With 27 attempts I have 20 numbers. Totally frustrating. Each number is about 2 5/16" high plus the stem. Print time various by the number, from 1 hour and 2 minutes to 1 hour and 56 minutes.

Birthday Numbers designed or provided by muzz64. Hyperlink to 857192 on www.thingiverse.com. The Thingiverse.com file name is Candle Holder Numbers - Numbers 0 - 9 for Birthday Cake Decoration.

Birthday Numbers

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Disney Theme Prints

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Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion

Date: August 2021

The hitchhiking ghosts from the Haunted Mansion are available on www.thingiverse.com. The file was made by TJJohn12. The print time is about 4 hours and 12 minutes.

The Haunted Mansion Ghosts designed or provided by TJJohn12. Hyperlink to 1413307 on www.thingiverse.com.

Haunted Mansion Ghosts

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Jack Skellington Bookmarks

Date: August 2021

I have made a bunch of these. Joyce is giving them away, as I am. I have seven in one file for convenience. Each one takes about 30 minutes.

The Haunted Mansion Ghosts designed or provided by Cibonacci. Hyperlink to 1725710 on www.thingiverse.com.

Jack Skellington Bookmarks

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Nightmare Before Christmas Zero

Date: August 2021

The Nightmare Before Christmas is just one of those fun movies. The Bean likes it and giggles at numerous parts. This print is printed in pieces - the head, the nose, the ears, the collars, and the body, and takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes to print. Joyce hand painted the details. Thinking later, in three different prints, I could have printed the head, ears, and body in white filament, the nose in orange filament, and the collar in red filament. Print time would have been slightly longer but not significantly.

Nightmare Before Christmas Zero designed or provided by Mag-net. Hyperlink to 2514346 on www.thingiverse.com.

Nightmare Before Christmas Zero

Nightmare Before Christmas Zero

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Light up Jack Skellington Pumpkin Tower - Nightmare Before Christmas

Date: September 2021

Joyce found this item and liked it. It is designed to take one of those tea light things in its base. It measures right as 6" tall. This print is 22 hours even.

Light up Jack Skellington Pumpkin Tower designed or provided by dave1584. Hyperlink to 4617595 on www.thingiverse.com.

Light up Jack Skellington Pumpkin Tower

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Mickey Mouse Bookmarks

Date: August 2021

Mickey Mouse Bookmarks are a bit thinner than the Jack Skellington bookmarks and a bit less detailed. They take about 25 minutes each and you can put multiple copies in each print.

Mickey Mouse Bookmarks designed or provided by ScrapPrinting. Hyperlink to 2267688 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Bookmarks

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Darth Vader from Star Wars

Date: August 2021

Darth Vader took about 21 hours for the cape and body, one piece, about 2 1/2 hours for the head, which is honeycombed, and about 8 minutes for the spine to hold the head on the body. He stands about 5 1/4" tall. Total print time, about 24 hours.

Darth Vader with a Cape designed or provided by Jace1969. Hyperlink to 2080944 on www.thingiverse.com.

Darth Vader

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Star Wars Jedi / Sith Light Switch Plate

Date: August 2021

This Jedi / Sith light switch plate was one of the first prints using the MMU2S upgrade. MMU2S is the "Multi-Material Unit 2S." What this does is pre loads up to five different filaments into the printer. Then, through commands, the filament color is changed automatically during printing. The presentation is much better than painting the raised or highlighted portions. It does have limitations. The print time was about 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Star Wars Jedi / Sith Light Switch Plate designed or provided by MakerKJS. Hyperlink to 4651811 on www.thingiverse.com.

Star Wars Light Switch Plate - A

This is a single color print which Joyce painted the raised letters with acrylic paint. Just a bit rougher, not bad. To fully explain this, the filament is the Prusa provided silver / grey. After printing we spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Red. Then Joyce hand painted the letter faces.

Slightly out of place here, provided for comparison.

Harry Potter / Hogwarts Light Switch Plate designed or provided by lsmith8660. Hyperlink to 3285768 on www.thingiverse.com.

Painted Harry Potter Hogwarts Light Switch Plate

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The Mandalorian

Date: August 2021

Disney expanded the Star Wars saga into The Mandalorian and it ended up on www.thingiverse.com and Joyce found it. The print time was about 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Star Wars Mandalorian designed or provided by edsept7. Hyperlink to 4922824 on www.thingiverse.com.

In doing some follow-up work it appears this link is no longer up. Not sure if it will return.

The Mandalorian from the Star Wars Saga

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Star Wars Storm Turkeys

Date: September 2021

Thingiverse.com and Joyce. The print is a single piece and I did it several ways with some hand painting. Print times vary slightly by the number of filament changes, averaging about 1 hour and 20 minutes. For fun, I looked at their feet. The way 3D printing works is layers, you cannot have different colors in one layer - YET. I can imagine some software guys are working on that.

Star Wars Storm Turkeys designed or provided by Gelap. Hyperlink to 2657145 on www.thingiverse.com.

All the red on the left one is hand painted. The middle one is done completely with filament layers, no painting. The one on the right is down with filament changes except the weapon, which is hand painted.

Star Wars Storm Turkeys

Just kind of giggling. Because the the filament layers, they have interesting feet or shoes. If you look closely at the middle one, the back of his feathers is blue. The filament change was too low.

Star Wars Storm Turkeys

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Mickey Mouse Tealight Pumpkins

Date: August 2021

These guys get those little battery powered lights inside them and they look cool as they glow. The stand the right one is sitting on is a failed print. Print time was over 7 hours.

Mickey Mouse Tealight Pumpkins designed or provided by nicklopez1983. Hyperlink to 3897575 on www.thingiverse.com.

Big Pumpkins

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Mickey Mouse Jack-o'-Lantern

Date: August 2021

Another Mickey Halloween related file. With Halloween coming, kind of a focus. Print time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes each.

Mickey Jack-o'-Lantern designed or provided by Invictuscosplay. Hyperlink to 3188646 on www.thingiverse.com.

Little Pumpkins

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Haunted Mansion's Welcome Foolish Mortals

Date: August 2021

Using the blue filament as a base and then using black for the balance, this plaque took almost 12 hours to print.

Haunted Mansion's Welcome Foolish Mortals Plaque designed or provided by dansftown. Hyperlink to 4613670 on www.thingiverse.com.

Welcome Foolish Mortals

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Big Thunder Railroad - First Attempt

Date: August 2021

I printed the Big Thunder Railroad train as one set of items, one locomotive and two cars in one printing. This print demonstrates, again, the precision available in 3D printing. The roof supports are so thin that they break as soon as touched. However, look at the detail of the wheels and drive system. Again, damaged due to size / thickness. The wheels on the passenger cars broke off with the supports. This printing, three pieces, took about 3 hours and 20 minutes to print.

One of the capabilities of Prusa Slicer is to change the size of this print. That may be the answer.

Big Thunder Railroad in HOn30 scale designed or provided by lykos_gen. Hyperlink to 2845554 on www.thingiverse.com.

Big Thunder Locomotive

Big Thunder Railroad

Big Thunder from Thingiverse.com

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Big Thunder Railroad - Second Attempt

Date: August 2021

The "out of the box" Big Thunder Railroad is a bit too small and breaks easily. So, using PrusaSlicer's capability, printed at 200% of the default size. MUCH BETTER. Still some basic design issues. Things like the axles are probably relational to real life and are very thin in scale. The supports are intense, as seen in the first photos. The detail is super - retaining bars from the original ride. Print time for this was 10 hours and 41 minutes. Then it took about 2 hours to clean it up.

Big Thunder Railroad in HOn30 scale designed or provided by lykos_gen. Hyperlink to 2845554 on www.thingiverse.com.

Big Thunder Railroad 2x

Big Thunder Railroad 2x

I really like lykos_gen's detail on the smoke box and drive chain.

Big Thunder Railroad 2x

Big Thunder Railroad 2x

Big Thunder Railroad 2x

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Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast

Date: September 2021

Beauty and the Beast, from Disney, is just one of those really good movies. Super characterization of people into items found around the house. Joyce found this one. It prints in three files, eight pieces. Total print time is just over twenty hours. After metallic gold spray paint, Joyce hand painted the balance. The finished Lumiere is right at 12" high.

Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast designed or provided by sitts314. Hyperlink to 217264 on www.thingiverse.com.

Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast

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Darth Pumpkin Vader

Date: October 2021

Joyce is chasing Halloween related objects on Thingiverse.com and found this. The total print time for the three files, the body, the pumpkin, and the hat is just over 16 hours and 45 minutes.

Darth Pumpkin Vader designed or provided by GasMonkey. Hyperlink to 3183603 on www.thingiverse.com.

This link changed during my research and I updated it.

Darth Pumpkin Vader

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Minnie Mouse Peeking

Date: November 2021

We are BIG into Disney and Joyce found this. Kind of cool. Print time is about 2 hours and 53 minutes.

Minnie Mouse Peeking designed or provided by Joew1120. Hyperlink to 5024336 on www.thingiverse.com.

In later research this appears to be a dead link.

Minnie Mouse Peeking

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Mickey Mouse Peeking

Date: November 2021

We are BIG into Disney and Joyce found this. Kind of cool. Print time is about 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Mickey Mouse Peeking designed or provided by Joew1120. Hyperlink to 5023836 on www.thingiverse.com.

In later research this appears to be a dead link.

Mickey Mouse Peeking

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The Headless Horseman from Ichabod Crane

Date: November 2021

While I keep most files, this is one I cannot find. Joyce liked it and had it displayed for Halloween.

Paper towel added so the features stand out a bit better.

The Headless Horseman from Ichabod Crane

The Headless Horseman from Ichabod Crane

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Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

Minnie Mouse is always a hit. Especially in our house. Cookies are always a hit. Especially in our house. So..... Print time was about 2 hours and 53 minutes.

Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter designed or provided by Arkerew. Hyperlink to 4620768 on www.thingiverse.com.

Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter

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Tigger Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

T - I - Double G - ER, TIGGER!! Tiggers love to bounce. And I love Tigger. Print time was about 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Tigger Cookie Cutter designed or provided by macio15. Hyperlink to 2767286 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tigger Cookie Cutter

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Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter (Listed as Cartoon Mouse Cookie Cutter)

Date: December 2021

Mickey is Mickey. And we love him. Print time was about 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter (Listed as Cartoon Mouse Cookie Cutter) designed or provided by TheNewHobbyist. Hyperlink to 6217 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter

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Mickey Mouse Easter Egg

Date: January 2022

Thingiverse.com LOVES Mickey and Minnie. Who doesn't? Joyce found this project, which comes in two files and I created the base as a third file. The upper portion of the body took about 7 hours and 1 minute to print. The lower portion took about 2 hours and 58 minutes to print and both were at 50% of the default size. The base, made in Fusion360, took about 31 minutes. We used CA glue to fix the base to the lower body portion. In both of the body parts there was quite a bit of support material.

Mickey Mouse Easter Egg designed or provided by jacksonec. Hyperlink to 3551186 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Easter Egg

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Imperial Storm Mickey

Date: February 2022

I don't care how cute it is, I don't care how much Thingiverse.com loves Mickey Mouse. Mickey is NEVER the bad guy. But Joyce thought this was cute. Print time is about 8 hours and 14 minutes.

Imperial Storm Mickey -Desktop Disney Trooper designed or provided by BonGarcon. Hyperlink to 1103281 on www.thingiverse.com.

Imperial Storm Mickey -Desktop Disney Trooper

I do not care what ANYONE says. Mickey is NEVER the bad guy. Cute? Yes. Bad guy? NEVER. (I just love kidding my Wife.)

Imperial Storm Trooper Mickey Mouse and the Magic Key

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A Little Standing Porg from Star Wars

Date: February 2022

Okay, porgs are cute and take the hits when in the cross hairs. Joyce found this guy on Thingiverse and I have printed two, both in the horizontal mode. Print time was about 5 hours and 3 minutes. There is an option to give him a light saber leg. I have no idea why. When The Bean saw it, she asked for (demanded) one.

A Little Standing Porg designed or provided by ricardo_jfa. Hyperlink to 2764445 on www.thingiverse.com.

A Little Standing Porg

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Mickey Mouse Napkin Holder

Date: February 2022

If you want to find a reservoir of Disney items, log onto www.thingiverse.com. This Mickey Mouse Napkin Holder is a two file, three printing item with a total print time of just over 4 hours. And it has issues. The receiving slots for the sides are a bit too small for the plugs. A fair amount of work with an X-Acto knife to get them fit.

Mickey Mouse Napkin Holder designed or provided by Swoop. Hyperlink to 2241291 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Napkin Holder

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Mickey Mouse Eared Paper Clip

Date: March 2022

Joyce found these on Thingiverse and figured we needed some. Print time is about 6 minutes each and because of that print time I batched 6 to a file so the print time is 37 minutes total.

Mickey Mouse Eared Paper Clip designed or provided by filypretzel. Hyperlink to 2320023 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Eared Paper Clip

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Disneyland Sign

Date: March 2022

Joyce found these on Thingiverse and figured it would look good on the wall. Considering we are at Disneyland about once every 3-4 weeks, what that heck?. Print time is about 2 hours and 11 minutes using two filament colors. Potterrd0 provides two options, a "shallow" and a "deep" letter well. Joyce opted for the shallow.

Disneyland Sign designed or provided by Potterrd0. Hyperlink to 2681510 on www.thingiverse.com.

Disneyland Sign

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Mickey Mouse Love Sign

Date: March 2022

If it is Disney / Mickey Mouse related, it must be printed. At 150% of the default, the print time is about 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Mickey Mouse Love Sign designed or provided by SuperheroDIY. Hyperlink to 4635330 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Love Sign

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Walt Disney Key

Date: March 2022

If it is Disney related, it must be printed. This is one BIG key. But then, what you expect for a key to Disneyland? Print time is about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Walt Disney Key designed or provided by L-Eng. Hyperlink to 2787193 on www.thingiverse.com.

Walt Disney Key

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Miniature A-Frame Sidewalk Sign

Date: March 2022

Disney related and kind of fun. A two filament print with a print time of about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Nicely detailed. This is a one file print, the pivots are in the only print file.

Miniature A-Frame Sidewalk Sign designed or provided by cdsmakestuff. Hyperlink to 4457740 on www.thingiverse.com.

Miniature A-Frame Sidewalk Sign

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Marvel Hawkeye Coaster

Date: April 2022

Disney related, reality, Marvel related. and kind of fun. A two filament print with a print time of about 2 hours and 22 minutes. About 4" in diameter.

Marvel Hawkeye Coaster designed or provided by SJThreeD. Hyperlink to 4841103 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Hawkeye Coaster

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Marvel Black Widow Coaster

Date: April 2022

Disney related, again, another Marvel related items, the Black Widow Coaster is about 4" in diameter and has a print time of about 2 hours and 15 minutes. A two filament print.

Marvel Black Widow Coaster designed or provided by SJThreeD. Hyperlink to 4847349 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Black Widow Coaster

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Marvel Captain Marvel Coaster

Date: April 2022

Disney related, yes, again, Marvel related. Another two filament print with a print time of about 2 hours and 15 minutes. About 4" in diameter. In searching the Internet, and not extensively, I did not find this as a Marvel character shield.

Marvel Captain Marvel Coaster designed or provided by SJThreeD. Hyperlink to 4725885 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Captain Marvel Coaster

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Marvel Avengers Logo Coaster

Date: April 2022

Disney related, yes, it is getting repetitive, a Marvel related coaster. The Avengers coaster is in two pieces. Print time for the "circle A" was about 1 hour and 47 minutes. The base print time is about 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Marvel Avengers Logo Coaster designed or provided by wpatrick. Hyperlink to 4778468 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Avengers Logo Coaster Part 1

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Disneyland Welcome Sign

Date: April 2022

I look at this sign on the tunnel entering Disneyland on every single trip. A two filament print, total print time is about 2 hours and 55 minutes. There is simply something about Disneyland that means something special. The base filament is the rainbow filament, the lettering is gold.

Disneyland Welcome Sign designed or provided by WEDimagineer. Hyperlink to 372909 on www.thingiverse.com.

Disneyland Welcome Sign

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Marvel Falcon Coaster

Date: April 2022

Joyce is making coasters for whatever and provided this link. A two filament print, total print time is about 2 hours and 32 minutes. Printed in red and white because that is what I had in the printer at the moment.

Marvel Falcon Coaster designed or provided by SJThreeD. Hyperlink to 4847357 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Falcon Coaster

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Marvel Avengers Logo with Hexagon Grid

Date: April 2022

Joyce is making coasters for whatever and provided this link. A two filament print with three files. The base, which I did in yellow, then the big portion of the A and little finish piece in red. Total print time is about 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Marvel Avengers Logo with Hexagon Grid designed or provided by wpatrick. Hyperlink to 4778468 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Avengers Logo with Hexagon Grid

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Marvel Captain America Coaster

Date: April 2022

Joyce and coasters. Whatever makes her happy makes me happy. A two filament print with a total print time of about 1 hour and 53 minutes. Red and white because that is what I had handy at the moment.

Marvel Captain America Coaster designed or provided by SJThreeD. Hyperlink to 4725822 on www.thingiverse.com.

Marvel Captain America Coaster

Sometimes failures are "usable." This detached at the filament change.

Marvel Captain America Coaster Failure

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Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Date: April 2022

If is related to Disney, it is prime for printing. These two are about 4 1/2" tall each, individual prints are best. Mickey is an 8 hour and 12 minute print, Minnie is an 8 minute and 58 minute print. There are TONS of supports in these prints. There is a "tail fix file" labeled for Mickey but I think for Minnie. Nice detailing.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse designed or provided by fm_ezra6_1. Hyperlink to 2066069 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

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Disney Commemorative Coins

Date: April 2022

I found these on a new source, hosted by Prusa3D, at https://www.printables.com/. The creator, Aaron, has these three coins with three options each, a face, a back side, and the entire coin. Since the one side has a date, 2020, I went for the denomination side. In the default size, about 2" in diameter, each two filament print takes about 33 minutes. It is about a 17 hour project as I am printing 10 of each for giveaways on our next trip to Disneyland.

Disney Commemorative Coins designed or provided by Aaron_1. Hyperlink to 138021 on www.printables.com.

Disney Commemorative Coins

Getting ready for Disneyland!!! I intend to give many of these away. Print time on the small ones is about 12 minutes each, also in two colors.

Disney Commemorative Coins

Disney Commemorative Coins

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Kylo Ren Coasters

Date: April 2022

I found these on a new source, hosted by Prusa3D, at https://www.printables.com/. Our Granddaughter, Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, loves Kylo Ren. So one of these is going to her. This two filament print time is about 2 hours and 19 minutes at the default Z value. That was a bit thin in my opinion. So, through PrusaSlicer, I increased that to 150% and the resulting print time was about 3 hours and 15 minutes. I chose blue, a less touchy to dirt background.

Kylo Ren Coasters designed or provided by tecnoculebras. Hyperlink to 167695 on www.printables.com.

Kylo Ren Coasters

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Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast

Date: April 2022

bermantdesigns created or provided this on Thingiverse.com and Joyce found it. Beauty and the Beast is a great movie. bermantdesigns provided several options to print including the one I executed, the complete Cogsworth. He / she also provided multiple pieces so you could print it in numerous pieces and glue it together. Thankful for that because in removing the supports I broke the pendulum so I printed that single piece, with a print time of about 5 minutes, then used CA glue to affix it. Print time for Cogsworth was about 4 hours and 31 minutes. The photo does not do him justice. A bit grainy.

Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast designed or provided by bermantdesigns. Hyperlink to 669257 on www.thingiverse.com.

Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast

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Universal Studios Despicable Me, Harry Potter, and Hogwarts Related Prints

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Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Charm

Date: August 2021

This Deathly Hallows Charm from Harry Potter actually shows the power of 3D printing. The hole the chain is through is "printed" there and the circle spins on its axis. This really neat pendant by "ecken" only took 1 hour and 30 minutes to print.

Deathly Hallows Rotating Pendant designed or provided by ecken. Hyperlink to 87780 on www.thingiverse.com.

Deathly Hallows Charm from Harry Potter

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Harry Potter / Hogwarts Golden Snitch

Date: August 2021

Another Joyce find on www.thingiverse.com This was printed with yellow filament and then hand painted golden and blue. Mistake, the stand should have been printed with blue filament. Maybe the wings should have been "flipped" or "mirrored" to have the same texture on both sides. Oh well. Print time for the six pieces was about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch designed or provided by Jim248. Hyperlink to 4920807 on www.thingiverse.com.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch

Jim248 added the "HP" as additional letters to the base. Really nice touch.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch

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Harry Potter / Hogwarts Light Switch Plate

Date: August 2021

This Harry Potter / Hogwarts Light Switch Plate was printed in the Prusa Research / 3D provided silver / grey filament. Then spray painted red with Rust-Oleum spray paint. Joyce used acrylic hobby paint to finish the letters. The Prusa Mk3S+ does have the option to manually change the filament during printing. The Prusa MMU2S option changes the filament from any of five colors through the software. That is an option I bought into early in the game. This is a 7 hour and 56 minute print.

Harry Potter / Hogwarts Light Switch Plage designed or provided by lsmith8660. Hyperlink to 3285768 on www.thingiverse.com.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Light Switch Plate

Harry Potter Hogwarts Light Switch Plate

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Harry Potter / Elder Wand

Date: September 2021

This is the Elder Wand from the Harry Potter / Hogwarts series. Now it needs to be painted. Just over 11" long and nicely balanced. This is a 3 hour and 36 minute print. The option is a two piece print of a larger wand with a print time of over 7 hours.

Harry Potter / Hogwarts series Elder Wand designed or provided by jakereeves. Hyperlink to 1069671 on www.thingiverse.com.

Harry Potter / Hogwarts Series Elder Wand

I looked at the white Elder Wand for too long. So I decided to paint it. Since it is the most powerful wand ever, it had to be special.

Harry Potter / Hogwarts Series Elder Wand Painted

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Minion Bob from Despicable Me

Date: August 2021

We, collectively, really enjoy the Despicable Me series. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland is often referred to as Minion by Grandma Joyce and Aunt Becki. There are TONS of Minion files for downloading. Using yellow filament, this print of Minion Bob by Kogry only took 5 hours and 44 minutes. Lesson learned, while extra hands were provided and printed, simply consuming time and materials, there is no way to change Bob's "printed in place" hands, so they are a waste.

Minion Bob designed or provided by Kogry. Hyperlink to 2538907 on www.thingiverse.com.

Minion Bob

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Minion Bookmarks - Try #1

Date: August 2021

This is the first run of Minion Bookmarks. A bit thin and just a bit small. PrusaSlicer will increase the size & thickness relational. This run was also done with a single color filament. Going to try adding black as the face details in the second run. Print time is about 22 minutes each at this size.

Minion Bookmark designed or provided by baronblenda. Hyperlink to 4523779 on www.thingiverse.com.

Minion Bookmarks - Try #1

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Minion Cellphone Holder from Despicable Me

Date: September 2021

Grandma and Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland found this on www.thingiverse.com. So three of them were printed. Joyce did the painting. Which kind of annoyed The Bean. Oh well. This is a 4 hour and 23 minute print and is a three part CA glue together item.

Minion cellphone holder designed or provided by boyke929. Hyperlink to 776671 on www.thingiverse.com.

Minion Cellphone Holder

Minion Cellphone Holder

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Christmas Bauble

Date: November 2021

Joyce is really big into Harry Potter and anything associated with Hogwarts. So..... I like the series too and we have both read the books. This is a five part print totally over 7 hours.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Christmas Bauble designed or provided by 3DPrintBunny. Hyperlink to 4677552 on www.thingiverse.com.

I purchased gold and silver PLA filament so this became Version #1.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Christmas Bauble Version #1

Harry Potter Hogwarts Christmas Bauble Version #2.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Christmas Bauble Version #2

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Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

Joyce is really big into Harry Potter and anything associated with Hogwarts. I am into cookies and anything with sugar. So this is a match made in the kitchen. It is two files totalling about 2 hours and 5 minutes of printing.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter designed or provided by RaunoProps. Hyperlink to 1943731 on www.thingiverse.com.

In later research this link was bad.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter

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Large Harry Potter Bookmark

Date: November 2021

More Harry Potter stuff. The clean-up on this was probably longer than the 1 hour 19 minute printing time using two different filaments.

Large Harry Potter Bookmark designed or provided by oQuakeo. Hyperlink to 4727677 on www.thingiverse.com.

Large Harry Potter Bookmark

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Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

More Harry Potter stuff. I found this on Thingiverse.com and printed it for Joyce. Print time was about 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter designed or provided by conraad. Hyperlink to 1894746 on www.thingiverse.com.

Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter

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Flying Key from Sorcerer's Stone

Date: January 2022

More Harry Potter stuff. The fans and viewers of the Harry Potter series will remember when they need the one key with a broken wing to advance on their quest for the Sorcerer's Stone. So we had to have a flying key. Printed in gold and silver filament, print time for the key is about 1 hour and 10 minutes while print time for the wings was about 23 minutes each. Therefore, total print time is just under two hours.

Harry Potter Flying Keys designed or provided by dmorgan1. Hyperlink to 4676389 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flying Key from Sorcerer's Stone

Using Autodesk's Fusion360 I made a base for the key.

Using Autodesk's Fusion360 I made a base for the key.

The final magic flying key base. Built in Autodesk Fusion 360. It is 100 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm with the wide grove down 5 mm and the narrow grove down 3 mm so the key sits sort of level. I am finding the working in metrics with 3D printing and CNC work is a lot better. In inches this is about 4" x 2" x 3/8". The ends of the slots are capped so the key cannot slide out or off. Print time is about 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Using Autodesk's Fusion360 I made a base for the key.

Using Autodesk's Fusion360 I made a base for the key

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Deathly Hallows Wand Holder

Date: January 2022

More Harry Potter stuff. The Deathly Hallows Wand Holder is a LONG print. Ten hours and thirteen minutes for this version. "jenscolt" provides three options with this the largest, heaviest of all three. Personal opinion, the wand needs to be painted a brown resembling a piece of wood and the stand needs to be painted a complementary color.

Deathly Hallows Wand Holder designed or provided by jenscolt. Hyperlink to 3519184 on www.thingiverse.com.

Deathly Hallows Wand Holder

The Elder Wand painted and in the stand.

The Elder Wand painted and in the stand.

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Deathly Hallows 3D Charm

Date: January 2022

Another Harry Potter "artifact." To clarify or explain the structure of this project, the Deathly Hallows Charm consists of three parts. The outer structure, which I am calling struts, covers everything and represents the Cloak of Invisibility. The orb inside the Cloak of Invisibility represents the Stone of Infinity which can defeat death. The inner most structure represents the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand ever made.

The first print, with the default 15% infills, had tons of supports everywhere and the struts were extremely weak and broke. Print time was about 9 hours and 21 minutes. In removing the supports I broke the Elder Wand into numerous pieces. Using the Cut capabilities of PrusaSlicer I made replacement strut pieces and a new Elder Wand. My repairs were pretty sloppy. So I decided another print was needed with some modifications.

The second Deathly Hallows 3D Charm was approximately 8 hours and 31 minutes and it is about 4" high. I set the infills at 50% and left supports everywhere. The new print time was reduced by about 50 minutes. That was interesting. PrusaSlicer decided with the 50% infills less supports were needed. The struts of the Cloak of Invisibility are much stronger. I still broke the Elder Wand off in removing supports, but this time it was one piece and easy to fix with CA adhesive.

I think there is a design change needed here. I think the Elder Wand should be an independent print / object using a male / female socket concept for insertion after printing.

Deathly Hallows 3D Charm designed or provided by Alqu948. Hyperlink to 3073495 on www.thingiverse.com.

Deathly Hallows 3D Charm

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"Wizards Only" Gryffindor - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb"

Date: February 2022

Another Hogwarts "artifact." When I downloaded the source file the print was about the size of your thumbnail. I printed it once at 1200 percent in a single color filament - it needs painting. That print time was about 6 hours and 55 minutes. I forgot the setting and printed it a second time at about 1000 percent using two filaments. The print time was about 4 hours and 45 minutes. The source file has a sloped or contoured back so there is a lot of support that does not need to be there.

Wizards Only" Gryffindor - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb" designed or provided by leformat. Hyperlink to 3252467 on www.thingiverse.com.

Wizards Only" Gryffindor - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb

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"Wizards Only" Ravenclaw - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb"

Date: February 2022

Joyce had a special request for a fellow teacher who is a Ravenclaw fan. At 1400 percent print time was about 6 hours and 41 minutes. The center of the "d"s falls out, unsupported in the print. So they required some touch up after clean up. We used black filament and CA adhesive to put them back.

Wizards Only" Ravenclaw - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb designed or provided by leformat. Hyperlink to 3252474 on www.thingiverse.com.

Wizards Only" Ravenclaw - Harry Potter "Do Not Disturb"

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The Hogwarts Castle / School (2022-02-08)

Date: February 2022

Joyce found several Hogwarts Castle / School projects on Thingiverse.com and decided that this 23 hour and 37 minute print was the one we wanted. Printed in silver, it really came out nice. There are a few design features that failed. The columns on the walkway and the shed on the corner are simply too small to survive removing the supports.

Hogwarts (Castle or School) designed or provided by Creality_Cloud_FR. Hyperlink to 5185763 on www.thingiverse.com.

The Hogwarts Castle / School (2022-02-08)

The Hogwarts Castle / School (2022-02-08)

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Alohomora Keychain Holder from Harry Potter

Date: February 2022

Joyce found another Harry Potter related artifact. Alohomora is the charm used to open locked doors. Print time is about 5 hours and 13 minutes. There are two holes to mount it to something.

Alohomora Keychain Holder from Harry Potter designed or provided by Qualith. Hyperlink to 5226462 on www.thingiverse.com.

Alohomora Keychain Holder from Harry Potter

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Harry Potter Phone Stand

Date: April 2022

This is a three file print, all in black. The base is about 1 hour and 12 minutes, the front is about 2 hours and 15 minutes, the back is about 9 hours and 42 minutes, total over 13 hours. It was done overnight.

Harry Potter Phone Stand from Harry Potter designed or provided by 3DPrintBunny. Hyperlink to 44921 on Prusa's wwww.printables.com.

Harry Potter Phone Stand

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Cookie Cutter Prints - (Since I ended up with so many.)

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Winnie the Pooh Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

I love Winnie the Pooh. Joyce loves Winnie the Pooh. Who does not love Winnie the Pooh?

Winnie the Pooh Cookie Cutter designed or provided by macio15. Hyperlink to 2767219 on www.thingiverse.com.

Winnie the Pooh Cookie Cutter

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Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

More Harry Potter stuff. I found this on Thingiverse.com and printed it for Joyce. Print time was about 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter designed or provided by conraad. Hyperlink to 1894746 on www.thingiverse.com.

Deathly Hallows Cookie Cutter

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Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

Minnie Mouse is always a hit. Especially in our house. Cookies are always a hit. Especially in our house. So..... Print time was about 2 hours and 53 minutes.

Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter designed or provided by Arkerew. Hyperlink to 4620768 on www.thingiverse.com.

Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter

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Tigger Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

T - I - Double G - ER, TIGGER!! Tiggers love to bounce. And I love Tigger. Print time was about 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Tigger Cookie Cutter designed or provided by macio15. Hyperlink to 2767286 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tigger Cookie Cutter

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Candy Cane Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

This is another OogiMe print. We have printed several of his cookie cutters up to this point. They are all about the same size, which is nice. And they have really nice texture features inside the cutter. Print time was about 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Candy Cane Cookie Cutter designed or provided by OomiGee. Hyperlink to 572250 on www.thingiverse.com.

Candy Cane Cookie Cutter

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Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter (Listed as Cartoon Mouse Cookie Cutter)

Date: December 2021

Mickey is Mickey. And we love him. Print time was about 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter (Listed as Cartoon Mouse Cookie Cutter) designed or provided by TheNewHobbyist. Hyperlink to 6217 on www.thingiverse.com.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter

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Rudolph Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

The holidays are coming and Joyce is getting prepared. Print time is about 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Rudolph Cookie Cutter designed or provided by pcn3dprinting. Hyperlink to 2713282 on www.thingiverse.com.

Rudolph Cookie Cutter

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Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter

Date: November 2021

Joyce is really big into Harry Potter and anything associated with Hogwarts. I am into cookies and anything with sugar. So this is a match made in the kitchen. It is two files totalling about 2 hours and 5 minutes of printing.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter designed or provided by RaunoProps. Hyperlink to 1943731 on www.thingiverse.com.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cookie Cutter

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Dinosaur Cookie Cutters - The Herd

Date: December 2021

Dinosaur cookie cutters just fell into place. If you did not know, I had to read the file, The top row from left-to-right is a Parasaurolophus, a Brontosaurus, and a Pterodactyl. The bottom row left-to-right is a A Stegosaurus, a Styracosaurus, and a Tyrannosaurus. For some reason I am pretty hung up on that T-Rex. Hmmm.

Dinosaur Cookie Cutters - The Herd

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The Unicorn Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

Unicorns are special to a lot of people and The Irish Rovers' The Unicorn Song is great. When I saw this it just had to join the print collection. Print time was about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The Unicorn Cookie Cutter designed or provided by hadoko. Hyperlink to 1905960 on www.thingiverse.com.

The Unicorn Cookie Cutter

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The Dachshund Cookie Cutter

Date: December 2021

Our second daughter has dachshunds so when Joyce saw this cookie cutter, it was a must and a Christmas present. Two were printed, one for her, one for us. Print time on the large one was 4 hours and 4 minutes. Ours is about 75% of that size at about 2 hour and 50 minutes.

The Dachshund Cookie Cutter designed or provided by Bromego. Hyperlink to 1185928 on www.thingiverse.com.

The Dachshund Cookie Cutter

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Animal Prints - (Since I ended up with so many.)

This entry is made on December 30, 2021. So far we have printed over 30 of the various flexi animals, mostly dinosaurs. Just about everyone seems to like them. (Joyce is not included in "just about everyone").

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Flexi Rex Dinosaur Toy

Date: November 2021

Just out of curiosity I entered "Rex" into Thingiverse.com and this was one of the responses. Just for fun. Print time is about 4 hours and 47 minutes. If I remember right, I increased the size by 25%. They are truly flexible and fun.

Flexi Rex Dinosaur Toy designed or provided by DrLex. Hyperlink to 2738211 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi-Rex Dinosaur Toys

Flexi-Rex Dinosaur Toys

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Articulated Shark

Date: November 2021

Maybe Flexi Rex, the T-Rexs were getting lonely. So I printed this guy. It appears that the Articulated Shark uses interlocking loops. The tail rotates and the side pectoral fins move as well. The shark is a single file print with a print time of about 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Articulated Shark designed or provided by McGybeer. Hyperlink to 3845304 on www.thingiverse.com.

Articulated Shark

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Twists - Bends Brontosaurus

Date: December 2021

I found this guy to go into the stable with the T-Rexs and the shark. They were getting lonely. The print time was about 5 hours and 2 minutes.

Twists - Bends Brontosaurus designed or provided by orangeteacher. Hyperlink to 2147069 on www.thingiverse.com.

Twists - Bends Brontosaurus

And, due to the popularity of flexible dinosaurs, I have several of these guys.

Twists - Bends Brontosaurus

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Flexi Ankylosaurus

Date: December 2021

Looking for more flexible dinosaurs, and I found this guy. And now I have several. Print time is about 7 hours and 23 minutes.

Flexi Ankylosaurus designed or provided by TubbaButta. Hyperlink to 2856826 on www.thingiverse.com.

Ankylosaurus

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Flexi Triceratop

Date: December 2021

The triceratop takes about 5 hours and 8 minutes to print.

Flexi Triceratop designed or provided by burt_23. Hyperlink to 2802438 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Triceratop

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Sir Flexi Raptor

Date: December 2021

Sir Flexi Raptor was actually a misprint. I did not realize he had a top hat on so that kind of moved him even more into the category of toy. Sir Flexi Raptor takes about 5 hours and 38 minutes to print.

Again, another Thingiverse.com file with no history or license and I was unable to confirm which file I downloaded.

Sir Flexi-Raptor

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Flexi Brachiosaurus

Date: December 2021

Brachiosaurus is a fun little guy. He stands really well. He takes about 4 hours and 44 minutes to print.

Flexi Brachiosaurus designed or provided by kalancouvy. Hyperlink to 2796924 on www.thingiverse.com.

Brachiosaurus

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Piranhaz - Piranha

Date: October 2021

I was after something that showed the versatility of the 3D printer and yet was easy to carry around. Piranhaz came in to fit the bill. This is a single piece print, PLA filament is flexible. It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to print.

Piranhaz - Piranha designed or provided by muzz64. Hyperlink to 1734347 on www.thingiverse.com.

Jawing Jaws Shark

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Dinosaur-Brontosaurus

Date: December 2021

One of my pseudo granddaughters in really into dinosaurs and especially Brontosaurs so... Christmas present. Only about 3 1/2" long and print time was about 4 hours and 58 minutes.

Dinosaur-Brontosaurus designed or provided by ErikHK. Hyperlink to 320085 on www.thingiverse.com.

Dinosaur-Brontosaurus

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Flexi Horse

Date: December 2021

I would love to give credit to whomever created or provided, the file for the Flexi Horse but there are too many on Thingiverse.com and it is not provided in the source files. The Flexi Horse takes about 5 hours and19 minutes to print.

Flexi Horse

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Flexi Unicorn

Date: December 2021

Another flexi animal and they are fun and the children of all ages seem to love them. The print time is about 4 hours and 38 minutes.

Flexi Unicorn designed or provided by Benchy4Life. Hyperlink to 2835053 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Unicorn

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Flexi Dragon

Date: January 2022

Who can turn down a Flexi Dragon? This is a three file print, the body, the left wing, and the right wing. You have some options in the print of flexible wings or less flexible wings. I went with (more) flexible wings. Print time is right at 16 hours total. The body is about 7 hours and 13 minutes, the wings are about 4 hours and 25 minutes each.

Flexi Dragon designed or provided by Benchy4Life. Hyperlink to 3505423 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Dragon

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Flexi Cat

Date: January 2022

Maybe because of the movie Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler which Joyce loves and I think is enjoyable. Maybe because Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series who can transform into a cat. For whatever reason, Joyce wanted a cat to join the growing menagerie of animals and creatures. Print time is about 4 hours and 33 minutes. Naturally it had to be in black. There are two options, one with a single ridge for the ears, one with a valley between the ears. I did one of each. Print time is within two minutes of each other.

Flexi Cat designed or provided by feketeimre. Hyperlink to 3576952 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Cat

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Flexi Pterodactyl

Date: January 2022

Maybe because of the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, Maybe because of the mix-match hippogriff which is a mix of several animals. Whatever, Joyce found it and liked it. So .... Print time is about 3 hours and 52 minutes.

Flexi Pterodactyl designed or provided by kalancouvy. Hyperlink to 2845186 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Pterodactyl

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Flexi Parasaurolophus

Date: January 2022

He just had to come and join the party. Print time is about 3 hours and 41 minutes.

Flexi Parasaurolophus designed or provided by feketeimre. Hyperlink to 3576952 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Parasaurolophus

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Flexi Mammoth

Date: January 2022

Too close to the elephant that Joyce loves at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park so he had to join our zoo. What else can you say? Print time is about 7 hours and 51 minutes.

Flexi Mammoth designed or provided by feketeimre. Hyperlink to 3576952 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Mammoth

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Flexi Stegosaurus

Date: January 2022

He had to join the zoo. 'nuff said. Print time is about 4 hours and 58 minutes.

Flexi Stegosaurus designed or provided by fuyuan. Hyperlink to 2139517 on www.thingiverse.com.

Flexi Stegosaurus

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Non-Categorized Printings

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U.S. Navy Naval Aviator Wings of Gold

Date: August 2021

Due to a lot of training and a career in the U.S. Navy, I am authorized to wear Naval Aviator Wings of Gold. I printed these first with one color - blue, from top-to-bottom. Then tried it again switching to yellow for the Wings. I later painted both prints with Glitter Gold acrylic hobby paint. Good detail. This is a 2 hour and 11 minute print.

U.S. Naval Aviator Wings of Gold designed or provided by seadraggin. Hyperlink to 1714367 on www.thingiverse.com.

The two color filament print in raw yellow.

Naval Aviator Wings in raw yellow.

The finished product with both prints painted Glitter Gold.

Naval Aviator Wings

If you are interested, these are the real thing. I received mine at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas in 1976.

U.S. Navy Naval Aviator Wings of Gold

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U.S. Navy Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold

Date: November 2021

I purchased a Naval Aviator and Naval Flight Officer print file. Not totally consistent, still, nice. It works on the CNC machine and on the 3D printer. This print file, done in two colors, took approximately 2 hours and 9 minutes.

U.S. Navy Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold

The real thing, if interested, with the acceptable "antique" finish.

U.S. Navy Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold

From Amazon we purchased gold PLA filament and test printed the Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold for Jim Bedinger, author of Patriot, Prisoner, Survivor, An American Family at War, about his life and time as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam.

Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold

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Cubistand Pencil Pen Brush Holder Stand

Date: August 2021

This is actually a four part assembly. The base took more than 18 hours to print. The top took over 13 hours. The riser post, which is vertical in the provided files, needs to be laid on its side,took almost 3 hours to print. The cap took about 21 minutes. Total time is in excess of 34 hours. Pretty cool.

Cubistand Pencil Pen Brush Holder Stand designed or provided by sdmc. Hyperlink to 1294085 on www.thingiverse.com.

Cubistand Pencil Pen Brush Holder Stand

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Chicago White Sox Symbol

Date: August 2021

Joyce is a BIG White Sox fan. In grammar school she got free tickets for perfect attendance. (Yes, they buy their fans.) This printing took about 5 hours and 40 minutes. It was worth it. She smiled.

Chicago White Sox Symbol designed or provided by patrickdevens1. Hyperlink to 905444 on www.thingiverse.com.

Chicago White Sox Symbol

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Filament Color Tag Stand

Date: September 2021

Using the Prusa Mk 3S+ with the MMU2S (Multi-Material Unit) gets to be fun. We have seven different colors of filaments and any five can be loaded into the printer in any order at one time. How do you keep it straight? (PRINTED NOTES ON POST-ITS ARE TOO SIMPLE, TOO EFFECTIVE, AND NOT AS MUCH FUN.) The printer does not know "colors." It knows "Feed from Supply #1, feed from Supply #4" type commands. I already had a few surprises where design and print were not in full harmony. I expect more to come.

Just for fun, and trying to learn Fusion 360, I decided to make tags and a stand to hold them. A rough guess at creating the stand in 3D printing is more than 18 hours. So, off to the workshop. The pins have an upward angle of about 5 degrees. The tags are 1" wide, 3 1/2" high, with a thickness of 1/8", the letters are printed in their color, and raised 1/8". The holes are printed in with a diameter of 0.30". The pins are 3/16" diameter, 0.1875". Print time was about 55 minutes per tag. A few spare tags just in case - like getting green and glow-in-the-dark (Halloween is next month) filament.

Filament Color Tag Stand

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Dog Cellphone Stand

Date: September 2021

Joyce found this on Thingiverse.com and wanted it for someone she works with. Print time is 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Dog Cellphone Stand designed or provided by bcrop3 Hyperlink to 2646323 on www.thingiverse.com.

Dog Cellphone Stand

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Cessna Keychain Fobs

Date: October 2021

Most of my flying is now done in a Cessna 172. A nice plane, easy flyer. I found this on Thingiverse.com and decided to make it. Print time is about 34 minutes. One if for Doc, the other for Ben, my pilot friends.

Cessna Keychain Fobs designed or provided by eriksilchuk. Hyperlink to 4766171 on www.thingiverse.com.

Cessna Keychain Fobs

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Prusa Whistles

Date: October 2021

The Prusa Whistle is a sample gcode file supplied with the printer. I had removed the MMU (Multiple Material Unit) from my printer and wanted to run some sample files to ensure proper operation, and to supply giveaways for an upcoming presentation. Each whistle takes about 37 minutes. Really loud, really shrill.

I was trying to change the filament and it was a failure. However, it shows the inside of the whistle. The discoloration is because filament from earlier prints is coming off the extruder.

Prusa Whistles

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Dragon Pattern Comb

Date: November 2021

Joyce wanted this to hold her hair when she needed it. Happy wife, happy life. Print time was about 3 hours and 13 minutes.

Dragon Pattern Comb designed or provided by pcn3dprinting. Hyperlink to 4630593 on www.thingiverse.com.

Dragon Pattern Comb

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Emergency Sport Whistles

Date: November 2021

Joyce did not like the earlier Prusa formatted whistles. And she wanted these? Happy wife, happy life. Print time for the single tube whistle is about 31 minutes, for the two tube whistle it is about 51 minutes. No infill on these guys.

Emergency Sport Whistles designed or provided by Mechlimere. Hyperlink to 3130078 on www.thingiverse.com.

Emergency Sport Whistles

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Quart Oil Can Screw-On Funnel

Date: November 2021

Putting oil into the cars, yard tractor, and roto tiller is always a bit messy. Not sure how I found the Quart Oil Can Screw-On Funnel on Thingiverse.com. It is sized for the older, smaller diameter quart oil containers. I may get my calipers out and figure out the increase in size for the newer containers.

Quart Oil Can Screw-On Funnel designed or provided by PrusaFanatic. Hyperlink to 5021299 on www.thingiverse.com.

Quart Oil Can Screw-On Funnel

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Parallel Line Drawing Tool (Parametric)

Date: November 2021

My Wife is a teacher, my Daughter is a teacher, and tools like this always come in handy. Print time was 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Parallel Line Drawing Tool (Parametric) designed or provided by CodeCreations. Hyperlink to 31741 on www.thingiverse.com.

Parallel Line Drawing Tool (Parametric)

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Math Gears Toy

Date: November 2021

I love making items that are fun and educational. I found Math Gears on Thingiverse and said "I LOVE THE CONCEPT." Print time was just over 16 hours in 8 different files. Really cool construction. There are two rubber bands underneath, easily placed and replaceable, holding the gears in tension. And the arrow indexes help.

Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, 6-year old Granddaughter, watched it work once or twice then played with it for over two hours pointing out ratios. "Grandpa, with 32 tooth gear and 16 tooth gear the 16 gear turns twice as often as the 32 tooth gear." She identified all sorts of ratios and if the rotation was the same, idler in place, or opposing - no idler. Success. Thanks to SSW for the design.

Math Gears Toy designed or provided by SSW. Hyperlink to 185912 on www.thingiverse.com.

Math Gears in operation on my YouTube Channel

Math Gears Toy

Math Gears Toy

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Taco Holder x 3

Date: November 2021

Unless you are using Old El Paso's flat bottom taco shells, tacos, by design, fall on their side. Joyce found these on Thingiverse and we made two to try it out. With success, we will probably make four or more to "fill" the table. Kind of wish the material was a little thicker.

Taco Holder x 3 designed or provided by barspin. Hyperlink to 406738 on www.thingiverse.com.

Taco Holder x 3

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Watch Escapement Desk Toy

Date: November 2021

I found this looking for educational toys and it paid off. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland and I played with this for over an hour figuring out how to make it work.

I used LarkysPrints original, which is metric. There are other modifications for Imperial / U.S. Standard / fractional. I purchased my metric hardware at our local True Value and it was over $20. There are some issues with the bill of materials (BoM), two screws are too long, and you need four, not three of the M3 screws or nuts.

PLA filament is flexible but not flexible enough to make this work really well. After numerous adjustments and trimming the upper tine on the hair spring fork I got it to work pretty well.

Watch Escapement Desk Toy designed or provided by LarkysPrints. Hyperlink to 3364860 on www.thingiverse.com.

The hyperlink to my YouTube video on this device.

Watch Escapement Desk Toy

Watch Escapement Desk Toy

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USB SD SD Micro Holder Combined

Date: November 2021

Joyce found this when I was commenting on the amount of SD cards and USB thumb drives sitting on my desk. Print time was about 3 hours and 11 minutes. Much better than the next effort.

USB SD SD Micro Holder Combined designed or provided by iomaa. Hyperlink to 2835728 on www.thingiverse.com.

USB SD SD Micro Holder Combined

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MicroSD box

Date: November 2021

Joyce found this in an attempt to establish some degree of order to my memory cards. While okay for the micro SD cards, that is all. However, the cards are below the edges of the box and hard to get out without turning it over and getting most, if not all, of them out. While slotted for a lid, it is not part of the print file. Print time is about 1 hour and 41 minutes.

MicroSD box designed or provided by kozalakisk. Hyperlink to 5025071 on www.thingiverse.com.

MicroSD box

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Endless Loop Hearts

Date: December 2021

Joyce found the Endless Hearts on Thingiverse.com and liked them. I do to. This is a 9 hour print. While we had numerous color options, I chose gold, as we approach our 50th wedding anniversary.

Endless Loop Hearts designed or provided by Modelsharing. Hyperlink to 5149272 on www.thingiverse.com.

Endless Loop Hearts

Due to their design utilizing multiple planes, there are POUNDS of support material on these hearts.

Endless Loop Hearts

Endless Loop Hearts

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Keurig Cup Holder

Date: December 2021

Joyce found several Keurig Cup Holder projects on Thingiverse.com and decided this was the one that would going to the printer. Print time is 10 hours and 15 minutes. The base file needed to be trimmed to fit our printer, by design it is 3 wide and 4 high. Placement had to be adjusted to reduce print time.

Keurig Cup Holder designed or provided by mikehunt7272. Hyperlink to 3531926 on www.thingiverse.com.

Keurig Cup Holder

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Memo & Pen Holder

Date: December 2021

Joyce wanted something to provide some degree of order to her desk and found this memo and pen holder. Print time is about 9 hours and 5 minutes so it is not a quick project. Would have loved it if the creator, Janzmvc, had utilized standard post-it note sizes. If I print it again, I am going to cut it down.

Memo & Pen Holder designed or provided by Janzmvc. Hyperlink to 5167204 on www.thingiverse.com.

Memo & Pen Holder

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Doggy Cellphone Holder

Date: December 2021

Joyce has decided that cell phone holders will be a popular gift from her to others. The style changes by the recipient but dogs and minions seem to lead the pack. Print time on this is about 3 hours and 34 minutes.

Doggy Cellphone Holder designed or provided by Lis113. Hyperlink to 5154108 on www.thingiverse.com.

Doggy Cellphone Holder

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IKEA Style Over Door Hook

Date: December 2021

Joyce has decided she needed this for some reason or another. It is designed for metric flat head machine screws to complete the assembly. Print time for the hooks is about 3 hours and 44 minutes, print time for the three lugs is about 1 hour and 47 minutes, print time for the bar is about 1 hour and 10 minutes, and the washer took about 10 minutes so it totals about 7 hours.

IKEA Style Over Door Hook designed or provided by dkozhemiakin. Hyperlink to 5167591 on www.thingiverse.com.

IKEA Style Over Door Hook

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Tea Dispenser

Date: December 2021

Joyce saw this on Thingiverse.com and decided to try it. For our cabinet shelf the clip was a bit too narrow so I had to cut it and insert splices to make it fit. Joyce has been using it and likes it. Print time for the three files totals about smaller one is about 14 hours and 32 minutes.

Tea dispenser designed or provided by m0n0man. Hyperlink to 5154737 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tea Dispenser

This is the adjustment I had to make to get it to fit properly. Two pieces of styrene are CA glued over the cut. Works pretty well.

Tea Dispenser Adjustment

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Dispensers for Ingredients - Kitchen

Date: December 2021

Joyce saw these and figured that since the tea dispenser was working so well, why not? Print time for the big one is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Print time for the smaller one is about 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Dispensers for Ingredients - Kitchen designed or provided by ewap. Hyperlink to 1896166 on www.thingiverse.com.

Dispensers for Ingredients - Kitchen

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Vented Funnel

Date: December 2021

When I change our oil I put a little clip of bent sheet metal in the neck to stop the burping. Joyce saw this funnel, with the fins, to prevent burping while using so it got printed. Print time was about 3 hours and 39 minutes.

Vented Funnel designed or provided by muzz64. Hyperlink to 1394000 on www.thingiverse.com.

Vented Funnel

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Easily Printable Painters Palette

Date: January 2022

The Easily Printable Painters Palette was printed for a friend. There were two options in the source files, one for left handed artists, one for right handed. Print time was about 5 hours and 12 minutes.

Easily Printable Painters Palette designed or provided by sr6imp. Hyperlink to 5157704 on www.thingiverse.com.

Easily Printable Painters Palette

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Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings

Date: January 2022

Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland and my four pseudo grandchildren next door are all into star gazing. So I searched Thingiverse.com and found this. The base is an arc of the Sun. Each planet, in order, follows.

Mercury is about 35.98 million from the Sun and is about 3,032 miles (4,880 km) in diameter, which is about 1/3 the size of the Earth.

Venus is about 67.24 millions from the Sun and is about 7,520 miles (12,104 km) in diameter, which is only slightly smaller than Earth.

Earth is about 92.96 millions from the Sun and is about 7,918 miles (12,742 km) in diameter.

Mars is about 141.6 millions from the Sun and is about 4,212 miles (6,780 km) in diameter, which is about half the size of Earth.

Jupiter is about 483.8 millions from the Sun and is about 86,882 miles (139,822 km) in diameter, which is about 11 times the size of the Earth.

Saturn is about 890.8 millions from the Sun and is about 72,368 miles (116,464 km) in diameter, which is about 9 times the size of the Earth.

Uranus is about 1.784 billion from the Sun and is about 31,518 miles (50,724 km) in diameter, which is about 4 times the size of the Earth.

Neptune is about 2.793 billion from the Sun and is about 30,598 miles (49,244 km) in diameter, which is a little less than 4 times the size of the Earth.

(I still like Pluto. Both as a planet and a pet for Mickey Mouse. It is now defined as a dwarf planet. Pluto is about 3.7 billion miles (5.9 billion kilometers) from the Sun and is about 1,476.8 miles (2,370 km) in diameter, which is about 1/6th the size of the Earth.)

An easy mnemonic for remembering the order is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.”

Print time was about 8 hours and 49 minutes.

Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings designed or provided by tc_fea. Hyperlink to 1430614 on www.thingiverse.com.

Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings

I made three of these. One for Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, one for my pseudo grandchildren next door who now have a telescope, and one for my house. Finally got one painted. Advisory - THERE ARE NOT PAINTED TO ANY DEGREE OF FACTUAL DETAIL.

Sun and Planets to Scale

Just for info. I found this somewhere on the Intenet.

Sun and Planets to Scale

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Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet

Date: February 2022

Joyce thought this was cute and we had been looking at "rainbow color" filament. So we bought the filament and printed it. Print time was about 3 hours and 25 minutes. Removing the supports is a bit trying. Thinking about using PrusaSlicer's capability to print one a 75% for our granddaughter.

Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet designed or provided by mathgrrl. Hyperlink to 2850532 on www.thingiverse.com.

Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet

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Leaf Remover (Dining & Kitchen)

Date: February 2022

Joyce thought this would be neat to have in the kitchen. We are now growing a lot of herbs and spices in our garden boxes. Print time was about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Leaf Remover (Dining & Kitchen) designed or provided by mussy. Hyperlink to 2743111 on www.thingiverse.com.

Leaf Remover (Dining & Kitchen)

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Cessna 337 Skymaster

Date: February 2022

I found this and I have always loved the Cessna 336 Skymaster (fixed gear) and 337 Super Skymaster (retractable gear incriminating to turbo charged and pressured with a belly cargo pod. Initial price for the 336 was $29,995 plus options, it was about 1964. Print time was about 13 hours and 49 minutes. I added the stand, using Fusion 360 as the design tool. That took about six builds to get it right and most were in the 1 hour and 25 minute range.

I absolutely love the Cessna 336 Skymaster / 337 Super Skymaster series. Cessna started the rollout with the fixed gear model mid 1960s for $29,995 plus options. I was in high school and wanted my dad to buy one. A bit out of our budget. I got my first pilot’s certificate in 1968, while still in high school. The series incremented to retractable gear with the 337 Super Skymaster, which Cessna later dropped to simply Skymaster in their marketing. Then they added turbo charging followed by a baggage pod and pressurization.

Many pilots loved the plane, many pilots hated it. At high speeds the tail booms fluttered and created control issues. Takeoff with rear engine inoperative due to overheating was part of the history. These single engine takeoffs resulted in more than one mishap. If you did your twin engine certification check flight in the Skymaster series the FAA restricted you to centerline thrust until another check flight in a non-centerline twin. Limited in the fuselage baggage space prompted the baggage pod which slowed the plane down and increased its fuel consumption. Flying this twin was pretty easy if you could fly the Cessna 182 Skylane with its constant speed propeller and even easier if you were flying a Cessna retractable single engine plane such as the 182RG (retractable gear). It was hard to load the Skymaster out of its center of gravity limits.

Many passengers loved it over the conventional low wing engines in nacelles on the wings as they could see the ground and the scenery as they flew from point to point. The cabin was quieter than most other twins. Add cabin access by a door that replicated an automobile made it even more familiar. Working the flight line at several airports I never heard a passenger bad mouth the Skymaster other than not fast enough, legs were too short. Its cabin was comfortable for all seats.

As a mechanic, and I am both an Airline Transport Rated pilot and (retired) U.S. Navy Naval Aviator as well as an FAA certificated airframe and powerplant mechanic, I loved this airplane. It is kind of like working on a “push me-pull me” Cessna 182RG. The landing gear is pretty simple and easy to maintain as well as sharing many design aspects with Cessna engine retractable.

The U.S. Military and several other countries took variants of the 337. The U.S. added rocket pods to the wings, additional windows, and changing the seating to fore-and-aft for the observer. This was designated as the O-2 Skymaster, Birddog, or Super Birddog, following the O-1 Birddog, depending on who you talk to and what display you find.

Cessna built almost 3,000 in the series before stopping production. Reims Cessna in France built less than 250 variants. Many are still flying today. At least one 336 and one 337 was put on floats. I talked to an operator in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1989 who loved both his Skymasters, using them primarily for sightseeing revenue.

As designed or provided by DavidKa, super detail, the Skymaster sits on its transponder (IFF) antenna and front engine exhaust stacks. I made a stand for it which provided a bit more stability. It has a front cradle approximately 28.5 ,mm wide and rear cradle approximately 29.5 mm wide, with the overall length approximately 90 mm.

Cessna 337 Skymaster designed or provided by DavidKa. Hyperlink to 3512545 on www.thingiverse.com.

Cessna 337 Skymaster

Cessna 337 Skymaster

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Spinning Tops Orbital Series

Date: February 2022

Joyce found these and figured our Granddaughter would love them. So they got printed in the rainbow silk filament. Beautiful under a bright light when they spin. Print time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes each.

Spinning Tops Orbital Series designed or provided by YSoft_be3D. Hyperlink to 542914 on www.thingiverse.com.

Spinning Tops Orbital Series

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Navy Coaster

Date: February 2022

I think I found this and decided I wanted to try it. I have printed three so far, one is going to a friend. Print time is about 4 hours and 14 minutes. The next ones, if I reprint them, will be at 110%.This was done in a two filament print.

Navy Coaster designed or provided by rbeard315. Hyperlink to 3266775 on www.thingiverse.com.

Navy Coaster

The first ones are about 4" at 110% and that is just a bit small for one of my freezer mugs and had a print time of about 4 hours and 14 minutes. The second modification was at 120% and print time is about 6 hours and 11 minutes with a diameter or about 4 3/4" which fits the freezer mug nicely.

Navy Coasters at 110% and 120%

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Air Force Coaster

Date: February 2022

I printed this for an Air Force friend I occasionally fly with. It is printed at 110% of the default or design value. Print time was about 3 hours and 36 minutes. If I reprint it, it will be at 100%. This was done in a two filament print.

Air Force Coaster designed or provided by TinyTexas. Hyperlink to 3006129 on www.thingiverse.com.

Air Force Coaster

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Paint Can Lid Remover

Date: March 2022

I am not sure what brands are using this concept of lids. My go-to brand is Behr and I have recently bought several gallons of what my Granddaughter has labeled Princess Pink and Prince Purple. Print time on this is about 2 hours and 55 minutes and I am using ABS with 30% infilling. It is designed for a 3/8” ratchet. And it works a lot better than channel pliers when using the smaller, 2 ½” brushes or smaller. I was working with small Easter items as well as some detail work on furniture so I did not need a wide brush. The design work was done in Fusion 360.

Paint Can Lid Remover designed and provided by ME!!, RTWD1951. Hyperlink to 5274128 on www.thingiverse.com.

Paint Can Lid Remover

Paint Can Lid Remover

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Soda / Pop Can Lid

Date: March 2022

First, to me if it is Coke or RC, or Dr. Pepper, it is POP. NOT SODA. Joyce found this pop can lid and I worked with it printing something like 8 before I got a consistent "good" result. I printed it at 98.5% and it is snug to the Coke and Pepsi cans. Print time is about 29 minutes each.

Soda can lid designed or provided by tmorris9. Hyperlink to 36858 on www.thingiverse.com.

Soda / Pop Can Lid

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Wire/Buss Wire Connectors

Date: March 2022

I am doing the planning for several more model railroad layouts and do not like the idea of cup hooks holding the wires under the board. Found the Wire/Buss Wire Connectors created by Sumner and printed some. He / she has four different ones in the file set for his item. If you look close the widths of the two styles are different. He uses compression from a 1/4" bolt to hold the wires together. Sounds good but not the way to go in my opinion. I am going to use them as hangers. Print times vary from 23 minutes to 48 minutes, depending on the item.
With that, I went into Fusion 360 and made what I think is a better hanger, the next item.

Wire/Buss Wire Connectors designed or provided by Sumner. Hyperlink to 4714294 on www.thingiverse.com.

Wire/Buss Wire Connectors

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Rex's Wire Hangers

Date: March 2022

While I will use the previous Wire/Buss Wire Connectors created by Sumner, I like the one I designed, specifically to be a hanger, better. Now I need to print about 60 of them for the layouts. Print time is about 52 minutes each. The connections will be soldered, not compression held, outside of the hanger.
Design took about 30 minutes in Fusion 360.

Hobby Wire Harness / Model Railroad Wire Hanger designed or provided by me. Hyperlink to 5333178 on www.thingiverse.com.

Wire/Buss Wire Connectors

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California Highway Patrol Keychain Bauble

Date: March 2022

Found something related to the California Highway Patrol on Thingiverse.com, not a lot there for "CHP." Print time for four of these in one file was 46 minutes.

My Customized Batch Keychain Generator designed or provided by melgoodwin. Hyperlink to 679400 on www.thingiverse.com.

CHP Keychain Bauble

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California Highway Patrol Badge

Date: March 2022

Found another item related to the California Highway Patrol on Thingiverse.com, not a lot there for "CHP." Print time for four of these in one file was 46 minutes.

California Highway Patrol Badge designed or provided by rcXmartin. Hyperlink to 3460344 on www.thingiverse.com.

California Highway Patrol Badge

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CNC Wire Guide

Date: March 2022

I was working with my Carbide3D Shapeoko CNC router the other day and had a bit of an issue with the power cord from the router. So, off to Fusion 360. After too many design hours and several prints, this is the final result. Works pretty well. To reduce the rolling or sliding friction, there is a #8 screw, about 3 1/2" long, inside a piece of 1/2" tubing.

CNC Wire Guide

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Finger Armor

Date: April 2022

Joyce probably found this after an "event" in the kitchen. Print time is about 3 hours and 58 minutes. To take the supports out took about an hour and I broke the "finger ring" in the process of taking the supports out. Not a smooth finish and not sure if that was a design or printer issue. Hope it helps.

Finger Armor designed or provided by florisummer. Hyperlink to 668875 on www.thingiverse.com.

Finger Armor

Finger Armor

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Tartlet Cutter

Date: April 2022

Joyce is thinking "post retirement and killing my husband with food." This Tartlet Cutter was printed in ABS filament since it is a food contact item. Print time was about 2 hours and 31 minutes. Hope it helps.

Tartlet Cutter designed or provided by craeen. Hyperlink to 2716958 on www.thingiverse.com.

Tartlet Cutter

The backside of the Tartlet Cutter.

Tartlet Cutter Backside

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Butter Knife

Date: April 2022

Joyce wanted this and since it is a food contact item I printed it in ABS. Print time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Hope she likes it.

Butter Knife designed or provided by Arkleseizur. Hyperlink to 2985689 on www.thingiverse.com.

Butter Knife

The other side.

Butter Knife

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Sinewave Spoon Holder

Date: April 2022

Joyce wanted this. As a food contact item, it is printed in ABS filament. Print time is about 1 hour and 57 minutes. ABS takes more heat and bonds firmly with the heat bed.

Sinewave Spoon Holder designed or provided by makinit. Hyperlink to 22000 on www.thingiverse.com.

Sinewave Spoon Holder

Sinewave Spoon Holder

Sinewave Spoon Holder

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Paperclip with Label Area

Date: April 2022

While this is a single item file, I copied it in PrusaSlicer and put two per print. With that print time is about 47 minutes. I have made a slew of them. Most will go with Joyce to school as giveaways to her fellow teachers.

Paperclip with Label Area designed or provided by flocks. Hyperlink to 44921 on Prusa's wwww.printables.com.

Paperclip with Label Area

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Balloon Powered Jet Car with Sweet Rimzzz

Date: April 2022

Joyce found this on Thingiverse.com and figured SOMEONE in the family would LOVE IT. And I do and I think Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland will too when she sees it. This is a good example of Action and Reaction, physics, and the conversion of energy from potential to kinetic. Print time for the body, printed in three colors, not painted, was about 5 hours and 19 minutes, print time for the wheels, in two colors, was about 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Once printed the real fun begins. It took about 45 minutes to clear the supports out of the airflow tunnel. I used a small numbered drill to ream the hub holes of the wheels and then an even smaller numbered drill to drill "friction fit holes" in the body for the axles, which are 3/4" long brads.

This is a hyperlink to the YouTube video of our first two runs and some more detail.

Balloon Powered Jet Car with Sweet Rimzzz designed or provided by thehans. Hyperlink to 16987 on www.thingiverse.com.

Balloon Powered Jet Car with Sweet Rimzzz

Balloon Powered Jet Car with Sweet Rimzzz

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S Gauge Model Railroad Track Gauge Tool

Date: May 2022

I am working with a Lionel / American Flyers S Gauge / Scale track project and I could not find plastic insulators to provide electrical blocks on the figure-eight portion of the track. On one of the Facebook groups I am a member of someone suggested an alternative, O gauge, they are en route so I am waiting. What I made here is two S Gauge Track alignment blocks to place over the rails. The rails are not strongly bound to the plastic base and I have to cut them (original plan) with my Dremel tool and the 1/32nd thickness cutting wheel. These blocks should hold the rails in place. And due to the shape and size of the Dremel tool, it has to be a bevel cut.

The print time for the larger block was about 1 hour and 14 minutes, the print time for the smaller block was about 51 minutes. They rest nicely on the track.

They are on www.thingiverse.com as S Gauge Model Railroad Track Gauge Tool, Thingiverse.com number 5388330.

S Gauge Model Railroad Track Gauge Tool