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Parametric Tardis

by Gossamer, published

Parametric Tardis by Gossamer Oct 31, 2011

Description

None of the Tardises on here were quite what I was looking for, so i decided to make one myself.

I tried to make it as parametric as possible, but you'll still find some things, such as the depth of the face impression, that are static.

I'm working on an accompanying insert that will light up the light on top from the inside, I'll add that as a derivative as it develops.

Let me know if you find any parameters that aren't scaling/re-sizing properly.

EDIT: Per suggestions from Bluemetal and Tbuser I've added leading 0s to my decimal values and added render() to the face module, so it will now compile(F5) properly.

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Awesome model.
Could you upload the SCAD parameters used to create the standard sized model please?

Printed on my Cube printer and made the labels from pictures on Goggle Images. 6:30 hour print time...but worth the wait.

FYI, http://www.etsy.com/listing/91...  If that etsy listing is not yours, and you wish to uphold the GPL license that you released this on.  Please contact the author (or even Etsy) and make sure you get credit for this awesome design :D

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GNU - GPL
Parametric Tardis by Gossamer is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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MearWolf on Jul 6, 2013 said:

Awesome model.
Could you upload the SCAD parameters used to create the standard sized model please?

dsmith1960 on Dec 25, 2012 said:

Printed on my Cube printer and made the labels from pictures on Goggle Images. 6:30 hour print time...but worth the wait.

l33tbunni on Nov 16, 2012 said:

FYI, http://www.etsy.com/listing/91...  If that etsy listing is not yours, and you wish to uphold the GPL license that you released this on.  Please contact the author (or even Etsy) and make sure you get credit for this awesome design :D

PoorImpulseControl on Sep 11, 2012 said:

This is great. However, the interior is not to scale.

nopoe on Aug 24, 2012 said:

I've printed out a few of these and I love them. I made a time-lapse video of the print here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

jridley on Aug 11, 2012 said:

I've printed dozens of these things, kids (and adults) at SF conventions love them. I'm currently printing a batch of 50 to give away at Chicon - I have also scaled a Dalek from here which I'll print in silver to make a matching playset.

RobTFirefly on Dec 23, 2011 said:

I love how well the details pop on this, even when printed small. Very nicely done!

Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 said:

how do you print such tall objects without warping?

Gossamer on Nov 29, 2011 said:

I had some small cracks in the corners that I repaired with a heat gun. Other than that I wrapped at towel around the machine while it printed to try and keep it hot.

On a related note I've also found that different colors behave differently. I've printed the same model (http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... 3 times with the same gcode, x-y-x with 2 colors and found the same cracking issue in x both times (in the same layer no less) while y is flawless. No t
owel on them either.

rgoodwin on Nov 1, 2011 said:

Printed at .2mm on MakerGear Mosaic/PLA. I didn't have any blue :) SF43 semi-tuned.

jridley on Nov 1, 2011 said:

Finally, a PROPER looking TARDIS. Thank you. Next time I have blue filament loaded this will be in the queue.

Bluemetal on Oct 31, 2011 said:

Thank you for a great addition to Thingiverse - the lighted version is highly desirable. I can think of building a little sound circuit to have the sound accompany the light effects.

The Scad file is not compiling properly on the XP machine because of the missing zeros in front of the .6 and other decimal numbers in the file. Even after correcting that Openscad hangs, so I will try later on the Mac to see if it fares any better.

Gossamer on Oct 31, 2011 said:

Glad you mentioned that, forgot to mention that for me this will not just "compile" (F5), it crashes openSCAD with a C++ error, but it WILL render (F6). It's the faces that cause it to not quick compile, commenting out their line inside the FOR loop lets it compile instantly without issue.

I'll take a look at those numbers and see if I can identify whats causing the lack of compile, which I'd love to have back!

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