Mr. Alligator

by curiousmedia, published

Mr. Alligator by curiousmedia Nov 14, 2011

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Alligator clip

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What happened to his tail?

I have printed about 6 of these to test how much more my printing has improved. The first one was 1/3 too big, but now everything is fine.

Yeah, it happens a lot to me. If I print a simple wall between 1.2mm and 2.1mm thick it turns out hollow! It's as if SF wants to use even numbers of shells. Mmm, I may fiddle with the shells setting...


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Mr. Alligator talks a lot of trash, so to shut him up, you can give him a job to do, like holding some paper together, or a bag of cheese doodles closed, or have him hang up your cloths to dry... it's up to you! The only limit to the possibilities is yourself.

Make sure you follow Mr. Alligator on twitter or he'll be a very angry alligator. Careful... he's not a tame alligator.


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SLAM-ER on Aug 10, 2013 said:

What happened to his tail?

brooklyn on Jan 28, 2012 said:

I have printed about 6 of these to test how much more my printing has improved. The first one was 1/3 too big, but now everything is fine.

jman on Nov 30, 2011 said:

Good fun and a nice design, but I wish I knew why the jaw doesn't fill properly.

4ndy on Dec 1, 2011 said:

My guess is using a larger hot-end nozzle diameter than was used for the original pic. When faced with a narrow gap between walls, Skeinforge often seems to think "I can't fit infill in there at that diameter, screw it."

nickbontrager on Nov 27, 2011 said:

pretty great, though my Skeinforge profile didn't like the non-zeroed ground plane at first. I had to zero it and make a new STL, which I uploaded as an additional version.

hollie on Nov 18, 2011 said:

The first functional build with my printer. The kids love it...

jimcook on Nov 17, 2011 said:

My picture shows Mr. and Mrs. Gator with their two children meeting a long lost cousin.

Neat print!

Pointedstick on Nov 16, 2011 said:

I have a feeling these are going to be a big hit if you give them out to friends and family when they inevitably cock their heads sideways and adopt that slightly confused look after you mention that you have a 3D printer. Cool-looking and useful!

OZAR on Nov 16, 2011 said:


Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 said:

Someone's child is going to pull their socks down from the clothesline to play with the alligators.

on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Wow, this is great. It'd be cool to have a version of this that used the spring from a clothespin to make the jaw move.

bre on Nov 15, 2011 said:

This design makes me very happy. Great alligator. Keep going! More animals please!