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Ghostbusters Ghost Trap (1984)
by countspatula, published
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A complete list of hardware needed for a Standard trap (fully 3D printed) is included in the downloads. You can also get all hardware and Deluxe upgrade parts directly from me: https://charlesworthdynamics.etsy.com
Trap Pedal is also available to print:
Been getting a lot of questions about the electronics guide - real life and work has hampered progress. I am working on it and hope to have it done late 2016, early 2017. I will be selling the guide for a modest fee as it is a ton of work to put together. I will also offer hard to find parts such as the door mechanism and some electronics. I will be releasing an Adafruit electronics list, the Arduino code and SFX files for free when the guide is released.
This Ghost Trap is over 58 parts designed to be fully 3D printed except for the screws that hold it all together. The trap can also accommodate electronics for lights, sound, door mechanics and smoke. The first two gallery pictures show a Deluxe trap with as much real hardware as possible.
This is a hybrid between the GB1 & GB2 traps - overall size, screw placement and knobs are GB2, the protruding cartridge is GB1. I modeled the trap starting with excellent plans from Sean Bishop and Stefan Otto from www.gbfans.com. From there I made further modifications based on my own research and an abundance of photo reference.
While the trap is fully printable, it was designed based on real parts whenever possible so they can be swapped out as an upgrade. For example, 1/16" aluminum plates can be swapped out by using the 3D printed ones as a template.
To learn more about how the Trap was designed and built, see me on Tested.com:
You will need a print bed that can accommodate up to 8.8" W x 4" D. The original was fully printed on the Dremel Idea Builder.
All files have been run through mesh repair and are ready to print. They are oriented for optimal print quality.
To help confirm scale, I have uploaded cube_1_inch.stl and cube_20mm.stl. Depending on what system you are using, load one of these cubes with the parts and confirm if it is 1" or 20mm. If so, all the parts should be at proper scale.
I'm not providing print settings since it can vary wildly from printer to printer. Certain parts, such as the handle and handle frame should use a higher infill for strength. Other parts, such as the foster connectors benefit from slower speeds. A hardware list and print guidelines are included in the download.
SPECIAL ULTIMAKER NOTE: The side panels and bottom frame JUST fit on the UM2 print bed. In order to print you have to open Expert Settings > Skirt > Line Count and set it to 0. The part should be placed going left to right and nudged as far left as it will go. It's been recently discovered that due to the new fan shroud on the UM2+ the side panels must be rotated approx 45 degrees and bottom panel can't be printed at all without swapping out fan shroud. See Comments section. Finally, I have also discovered that Cura refuses to print the scribe lines (paint guides) on the top doors. MakerBot Desktop and Simplify3D print them no problem, not sure what's up with Cura - prints fine otherwise.
Ghostbusters Ghost Trap (1984) by countspatula is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
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