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Minecraft Creeper

by kyle170, published

Minecraft Creeper by kyle170 Sep 23, 2011

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Description

The model was created in Autodesk Inventor 2011, using only 90 degree angles to maintain its rigid appearance. It was designed to stand up on a desk or computer, and was inspired by the increasing popular game called Minecraft. Additionally, the design was meant to test the makerbot. The Creeper is a close to exact scale model of the one in the game. It was supposed to have 4 legs instead of 2 but I decided to have 2 because it would be more structurally strong.

Due to the laws of physics, the original print didn't turn out exactly as i wanted it to. As you can see by the attached images, the mouth sagged a bit because the Makerbot was forced to extrude the plastic in mid air (as it prints layer by layer). I then refined the original design to prevent this from happening by increasing the width of the bottom of the mouth.

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When I print the head it makes a rectangular gap under the left eye where it doesn't fill in. Has anyone else had this issue, or can tell me why this would happen?
I didn't when I printed it.
do I turn on supports for this?

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Instructions

Since the Creeper is only one part, the instructions are fairly simple.

1. Download the STL file.
2. Generate the G-Code for the part.
3. Print the part
4. Remove from platform and enjoy!
When I print the head it makes a rectangular gap under the left eye where it doesn't fill in. Has anyone else had this issue, or can tell me why this would happen?
do I turn on supports for this?
I didn't when I printed it.
I've printed a dozen of these literally. great Christmas gifts for nephews!
I just ordered my mbot printer and this will definitely be the first thing I print :D
i dont have a maker bot yet but me and a friend are thinking of investing in one. also i had this idea (not responsible if you get hurt doing this) but of making these out of the biodegradable plastick and making a hollow in the top of the head for a firecracker for the 4th of july?
Used this design as an early test print on two levels. This was my first without a raft and a test on "painting" white filament with green Sharpie before it feeds into the extruder, both of which turned out quite nicely.
My print of this was a good test for the heatbed I've been designing for my BFB3000 printer. Aside from a few stray loops inside the eye socket I'm very happy with how this turned out!
Hssssss....

That's a very nice Thing-o-Matic you have there...
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