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Black Widow Spider for Halloween

by wozzy, published

Black Widow Spider for Halloween by wozzy Oct 20, 2013

Description

This 3D printed flexible Black Widow spider is printed from Black and Red NinjaFlex. The flexible legs dangle and wiggle when lowered from a string. There are two holes, where red LEDs can be inserted in from the bottom. The red LED's cause the translucent red NinjaFlex to glow with an eerie look. Printed at this scale, it is 10cm across the legs
The 2 red LEDs are wired in series and are connected directly to a 3.7 LiPo battery. So far almost 48 hrs from a single 18650 battery.

Note: If you print with the NinjaFlex directly on clean glass, the spiders will stick directly on a window, similar to those vinyl reusable stickers.

The NinjaFlex filament is available here: fennerdrives.com/3D

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I just realized that I uploaded the G-Code and not the STL for the hourglass insert.
I just fixed that... sorry if this caused any confusion.
Be sure to download both STL files.

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Instructions

I used the following settings in my Mendel 90:
Material: NinjaFlex Flexible TPE Urethane
Color: Black, Red
Extruder temperature: 215C
Bed temperature: OFF
Fan speed: OFF
Layer height: 0.20mm
Solid top layers: 2
Solid bottom layers: 2
Perimeters: 2
Percent infill: 50
Infill pattern: honeycomb
Infill pattern angle: 120deg
Brim: Off
Support: Off
Retraction: 4mm
Lift: Off

It's best to print this at 100% scale, as the legs need to be two layers thick to get the right flexibility.

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wozzy on Oct 21, 2013 said:

I just realized that I uploaded the G-Code and not the STL for the hourglass insert.
I just fixed that... sorry if this caused any confusion.
Be sure to download both STL files.

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