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Tardis

by InnovationByLayers, published

Description

In honor of the end of David Tennant's Doctor, I decided to model a small version of the Tardis. The Original model was much bigger, but in order to save space and plastic I scaled it down, so some of the detail has been lost. It is very rough right now, so I'd love it if anyone wants to enhance it let me know, or link to this so I can see your version! I used Autodesk inventor to do the modelling.

UPDATE: I added tardis_scaled.stl which is a little larger, giving it some better definition and I also hollowed it out so the print didnt use so much plastic.

UPDATE: Makerbot now sells blue plastic, if anyone prints this in blue, please post!

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Printing on the inside - hmmmm...

How about building something like a "Inverted Mendel", so that the extruder points outwards instead of into the build space, and wire all the Steppers backwards - then the printer could build things bigger than itself!

Of course, once the print job was finished, your printer would be trapped insi
de the printed object ...

(Should be possible to get it out using a Sonic Screwdriver or similar: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... )

Don't you just add another stepper motor for the extra dimension ;-)

knowing that the doctor is a big supporter of the reprap project, he'd probably be glad to give you the updated firmware for 4th dimensional printing

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Tardis by InnovationByLayers is licensed under the Public Domain license.

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Instructions

save and print the STL

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InnovationByLayers on Jan 7, 2010 said:

Note the old Tardis fits inside the new one...i.e. "bigger on the inside" :-D

ssd on Jan 6, 2010 said:

need to make room for an LED for the top!!!!

InnovationByLayers on Jan 6, 2010 said:

Does any one know how to dye the ABS before/during/after extrusion? just curious, because a blue one would be really sweet.

RocketPropelledCarrot on Jan 6, 2010 said:

You can color incoming white filament with sharpie. You have to get it pretty dense to have the color come out dark (or else it will become sort of light blue)

jglauche on Jan 6, 2010 said:

Sweet... but too much detail got lost. Can you export a bigger model to STL?

Also, what's the license?

zignig on Jan 5, 2010 said:

Ah; but the real question is , can we get the makerbot to print the _INSIDE_ of the tardis.

I for one would like a repstrap that can print into multidimensional subspace manifolds.

julianh72 on Oct 14, 2011 said:

Printing on the inside - hmmmm...

How about building something like a "Inverted Mendel", so that the extruder points outwards instead of into the build space, and wire all the Steppers backwards - then the printer could build things bigger than itself!

Of course, once the print job was finished, your printer would be trapped insi
de the printed object ...

(Should be possible to get it out using a Sonic Screwdriver or similar: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... )

jglauche on Jan 6, 2010 said:

Print it to be bigger on the inside? :)

You have to find the Doctor for that.

MakerBlock on Jan 5, 2010 said:

SWEET.

MakerBlock on Jan 5, 2010 said:

Here it is!!! Thank you for uploading this!
http://makerblock.com/2010/01/...

MakerBlock on Jan 5, 2010 said:

I've reduced the number of polygons in the STL and am trying to print it now...
I can't wait!!!

baslisks on Jan 5, 2010 said:

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Grogyan on Jan 5, 2010 said:

Great!
About time someone modelled a TARDIS, perfect for someone with blue filament for a RepRap

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