Mac OSX paper bin

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Mac OSX paper bin by lukasbieri Jun 21, 2013

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Update: This design is now also dowloadable via YouMagine. Please check it out there, I plan to remove all files from thingiverse one day in the future too if the situation keeps getting worse...

I wanted to have a piece of Mac OSX (which -in my opinion- is the best-looking operating system) on my desk. I have chosen the paper bin of Mac OSX because it is at first a really good-looking piece of design and represents the philosophy that even a container for waste can look great. Secondly, it was a good chance to enhance my modelling-skills, which are not that good. I used Google SketchUp for modelling and I think that I nearly reached the point where SketchUp was not able anymore to create what I wanted.

Anyhow, feel free to print out your own paper bin with that nice design and please post your pictures of them :)

I used the following settings for printing:
Layer height: 0.12mm
Wall thickness: 0.2mm
retraction: enabled, only if jumps are bigger than 3mm
retraction-speed: 60mm/s
speed: 40mm/s
nozzle-size: 0.4mm
material: PLA.

(The big version shown in the last picture was only a test-piece. The quality of the print is not that good...)

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according to your slicing instructions, this can only be printed on a printer that has a .2 nozzle. s3d only shows retraction point.

So OP, you are telling me to print this I should tell my slicers that the nozzle is half the size it actually is? I kinda don't think you are thinking clearly...

Unless you double the size of this thing, I really wouldn't expect any decent results. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems all wrong from the start, so it's a no start for me....

Wall thickness: .2mm
Nozzle diameter: .4mm

This is how I printed this specific model on my printer. It turned out pretty nice, as you can see in the photos I uploaded.

Just to make things clear: I did not say anyone should use those exact settings. For best results, you have to know how your printer is going to react in what situation. In my case, a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm and a wall thickness of 0.2 turned out to give the best results.

Just to clarify: I did NOT tell my slicer that my nozzle has a diameter of .2mm. I entered the correct value for the nozzle size - this is crucial - but I set the wall thickness (which might be a CURA-only option) to .4mm.

Hope this helps, if you change your opionion and want to give it a try :)

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Hi, I tried slicing this stl code using slic3r and it produce gcode.
and then I load the gcode into pronterface (mendelmax 1.5)
when hitting print command, it does nothing on the printer. However the pronterface monitor shows progress and it display the temperature message of the printing progress. Do you know what happen ? New to 3D print

I am sorry, but I only used Cura in combination with an Ultimaker so far- Maybe the settings I posted are too fine for your slicer.

I hope you can solve this problem and happy fabbing!

I wonder if this will this print on mendelmax ?

Now, just put a USB or SD card that you want to delete the files on inside the waste basket as a reminder that you want to clean them up...

Usually i forget which pictures I've backed up because I don't empty the SD card and end up with multiple copies. When I print this I'll use it to put the SD cards that have been backed up already to remind me to empty the files.

I'm not sure why I don't just cut the files from the SD card and copy them to the computer instead of copying. Everyone has their quirks...

but, you would be better off wondering why you don't run an octopi

This is a very nice use case!
And the paper bin has a function as trash...

Please post some photos if you really print it :)

whoa you printed that in a single piece standing upright.

you have a damn good calibration there!

i would have cut that object in three pieces.. the mesh unwrapped and flatened (hot water makes PLA very soft so you can bend it to right shape)

so it wil print without any strings, and of course seperate botom and top rings.

then glue everything together later...

Yes, I am very happy with the calibration now- My Ultimaker had a lot of problems after assembling it- But after hours of searching for problems I have an Ultimaker with a very nice calibration :)

Your idea of cutting that thing in 3 parts is good- but I wanted to test out how small detaills I could print. If anyone would like to have a 3-parts-model, please feel free to edit the .skp-file I added to the downloads :)

On what printer did you do it? Makerbot? Ultimaker?

I printed it on my 1-month-old Ultimaker.

I would totally use the larger version as a pencil holder. Put something in the bottom to weigh it down and I bet it would look great.

That's a great idea! I even think that putting something in the bottom is not needed, because it is very stable as it comes out-of-the printer.
I use the smaller one for the messed up prints at the moment.

Even better!

You really want to be sued aren't you ? Nice job anyway ! I will send you postcards when you will be in jail.

Haha, I am looking forward to your postcards ;)

Thank you so much for featuring that thing and the nice comments :)

Great stuff! Love that trashcan, and I agree - the best os!

Mac is NOT the best-looking OS; I would say Ubuntu is.

I can't stand Mac...

Well, feel free to like the OS you want- but people please do not start an argument about which OS is the better one. Thank you :)

I hear you...an argument among computer geeks about OS's can go on forever :)

That is really good for Google SketchUp ...

so true!

Thank you :)

sooopoooo coooooollll!!!!!