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Customizable Atom Deluxe (every element preconfigured)

by roman_hegglin, published

Customizable Atom Deluxe (every element preconfigured) by roman_hegglin Jul 8, 2013

Featured Thing!

Description

Choose your favorite Element and print it out.
No, not the Atom itself, but a bohr-model of the atom anyway.

Feedback requested!

Let me know if you are about to discover some new elements! I gladly extend my script with your new discovered element "Thingiversium"!

Update:
You can now customize a base for your printed atom:
thingiverse.com/thing:116807

Update II:
This Thing Has Been Featured!
AND
Theres a blog post about this thing in the makerbot blog:
makerbot.com/blog/2013/07/23/thingiverse-3d-printing-atoms/
AND another blog post in the adafruit blog:
adafruit.com/blog/2013/07/25/3d-printable-bohr-models-of-every-element-customizable-atom-deluxe-by-roman_hegglin/
AND another blog post here:
32b.it/?p=442

Edit 2013-10-23: The Customizer has some troubles to render the atoms with a lot of electrons. So I pre-rendered the largest elements and uploaded them here.

Edit 2013-12-05: I did a few improvements in the OPENSCAD script and optimized it for braille font. See here or the braille optimized version: thingiverse.com/thing:195834

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Right. I fixed that. Thanks for your note.

the copper is containing
the wrong element

anyone use rare earth magnets for each of the electrons in the shells? Maybe drill a hole put a properly sized magnet in and reverse them every other magnet. that might produce some interesting visual effects for fun :D

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ProfessorScience on Apr 11, 2014 said:

the copper is containing
the wrong element

roman_hegglin on Apr 17, 2014 said:

Right. I fixed that. Thanks for your note.

dclunie on Apr 8, 2014 said:

anyone use rare earth magnets for each of the electrons in the shells? Maybe drill a hole put a properly sized magnet in and reverse them every other magnet. that might produce some interesting visual effects for fun :D

guttyr on Apr 8, 2014 said:

This is a really great project! Thanks for posting it on Thingiverse.

Spaceminer_ on Feb 2, 2014 said:

I attempted to print cobalt with the Velleman k8200, but when it moved from the outer ring to the next one in, the nozzle didn't lower, and the extrusion went everywhere! Any suggestions?

souhardh on Feb 1, 2014 said:

hey what settings did you use with slic3r?
my prints always seem to accidentally bond the two parts together so it doesnt turn

snape99 on Jan 10, 2014 said:

i would love to print this but every time i slice it (slic3r) i get this:

<slic3r> Warning: The input file contains a hole near edge 65.112503,74.133797,1.625000-70.040253,75.000000,2.491205 (not manifold). You might want to repair it and retry, or to check the resulting G-code before printing anyway.

<slic3r> => Processing triangulated mesh

<slic3r> The model has overlapping or self-intersecting facets. I tried to repair it, however you might want to check the results or repair the input file and retry.

This then messes up all the axis for rotation, any suggestions???????</slic3r></slic3r></slic3r>

roman_hegglin on Jan 10, 2014 said:

What version of slic3r do you use? Do you use it stanalone or with repetier?
And what files did you try?

mtdna on Nov 4, 2013 said:

Beginners should definitely try this - it's an easy print and an addictive gadget! I've printed multiple atoms with no failures on a dual-head Makerbot Replicator with Makerware on the default high-resolution settings.

knape on Oct 28, 2013 said:

Hey Roman
I tried to make a carbon atom with braille but the braille is floating with some space in between it and the plate so its not sticking when printing!
Also you should increase the size to h=8 as you did with the multiplication table. Keep designing awesome stuff!!!

roman_hegglin on Dec 5, 2013 said:

Did that and created a new thing:
Braille optimized Customizable Atom Deluxe (every element preconfigured)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

OmniTHEdinosaur on Oct 17, 2013 said:

im trying to figure out why it wont let me open it in AutoCAD mac...

roman_hegglin on Oct 22, 2013 said:

AFAIK, AutoCAD can't open STL directly. Try to open the SCAD with OpenSCAD and to export it as a DXF file.

ejhiller on Sep 12, 2013 said:

I really want to print this on my MendelMax but when slicing with Slic3r it only codes for half the object and leaves out the rest...

roman_hegglin on Sep 12, 2013 said:

What Atom do you try to print and what version of Slic3r do you use? I also use Slic3er (as part of Repetier-Host) and it works perfect for me.

RobTFirefly on Aug 21, 2013 said:

I can't find unobtainium on the menu.

roman_hegglin on Aug 21, 2013 said:

Oh my, I missed this one!

Please send me a sample of this special element to analyze! I will it add to the list ASAP! ;)

vova on Aug 13, 2013 said:

tony

roman_hegglin on Aug 13, 2013 said:

Thanks! I like it when you like it.

roman_hegglin on Jul 30, 2013 said:

This Thing Has Been Featured!

AND

Theres a blog post about this thing on the makerbot blog.

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2...

AND another blog post in the adafruit blog.

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2...

Anonymous on Jul 25, 2013 said:

I just love your project, I'm printing a whole bunch of them for a science exhibition where we will be taking out 3d printers and I'm using the CPK color code. I used Makerware, Cura and Replicator G for the slicing and had no problems at all, and I'm printing in PLA and ABS. Thanks, I'll post pictures asap!

roman_hegglin on Jul 30, 2013 said:

I am curious about your pictures! How many atoms do you plan to print out?

I_3D_Print on Jul 25, 2013 said:

cool, im trying to do a ball and socket design for a cheap robot limb. I wonder if I could make this work as a robot limb. looks cool.

smock13 on Jul 25, 2013 said:

Anyone using Repetier-Host 0.90c? I cannot slice the .stl because two of the rings have normals that are 'not oriented'. Link to the .stl from customizer: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

roman_hegglin on Jul 30, 2013 said:

I sliced your stl with Repetier-Host 0.85 and 0.90c and it worked without problems. Does the 'not oriented-message appears during the import and checking or during the slicing?

scriptingsoul on Jul 13, 2013 said:

Awesome!

scriptingsoul on Jul 13, 2013 said:

Awesome!

emmett on Jul 12, 2013 said:

Now That's what I'm talking about!

SSW on Jul 9, 2013 said:

Dude, this is so AWESOME!!!

greengiant83 on Jul 9, 2013 said:

Awesome. Thanks for making extending this. They look great.

roman_hegglin on Jul 9, 2013 said:

Thanks! It was your Gold Atom that inspired me to do this customizable version!

AuntDaisy on Jul 8, 2013 said:

Very neat - can't wait to print one.

A couple of minor typos
"Si":Sulfur Si(16) should be "S"
"Tu":Tungsten Tu(74) should be "W"

roman_hegglin on Jul 8, 2013 said:

Thank you, AuntDaisy. You are right!
I modified the script and it should be correkt now.

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