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Big Love <3 - Heart Gears

by faberdasher, published

Big Love <3 - Heart Gears by faberdasher Feb 13, 2012

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Description

.:BIG HEART:.

Heart gears supersized - pump up the volume 600% baby!

Emmett's Heart Gears scaled linearly by 180% for maximum loving. The largest part is 12x12x7.5cm. The layout was tweaked and I pushed some polygons for slightly better slicing.

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Yes, please design a stand for the big heart! Nothing complicated or too big to take away from the heart, itself!

Have a few red sharpies? Get the filament colorizer and with white filament and red sharpies and you'll get pink!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Yep, we went for Cherry Blossom :)

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Instructions

Slicing
Because of a known bug in Slic3r, we recommend Skeinforge for this model.
(https://github.com/alexrj/Slic3r/issues/198)
For smooth transitions over the curves, try 3x perimeters, 4x solid layers and drop your infill to a cheeky 10% to save material. Our print weighed in at 0.6kg. Print the connecting pins as normal and use Multiply to get the number required (4x short, 4x long).

Printing
Print in gorgeous Cherry Blossom Pink PLA :)
There are some pretty bold overhangs, so try a desk fan lightly blowing across your build to avoid curling edges. Minimize warp by printing on Kapton and increase your heated bed by 5-10C.

Assembly
Gears 2 and 4 are mirrored but not quite identical, so test them for fit (without pins) to check what side they go on (front or back of the heart). The same is true for Gears 5 and 7. We have shared our assembly sequence on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/faberdashery/

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goldylocks on Sep 20, 2013 said:

Love this! I must get pink before printing!

ramai on Dec 29, 2013 said:

Have a few red sharpies? Get the filament colorizer and with white filament and red sharpies and you'll get pink!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

faberdasher on Sep 20, 2013 said:

Yep, we went for Cherry Blossom :)

wakeboarderfeik on Jan 8, 2013 said:

I found that the pins aren't that hard to fit in as long as you squeeze them a few times before you try to fit them in. Just reach for a pair of pliers, or even just bite down quickly.

wakeboarderfeik on Jan 10, 2013 said:

This is, by far, the best print I've made yet. Absolutely nothing broke and all the gears fit together perfectly. Kudos.

MINIFACTURE on Dec 17, 2012 said:

I like. Except it is almost impossible to fit pins with 100% fill..

RobertHunt on Feb 17, 2012 said:

What type of printer did you print this on?

faberdasher on Feb 17, 2012 said:

RepRap (Prusa) Mendel.

avengine on Feb 15, 2012 said:

very interesting.

how long it take to make, what is the cost of the material?

faberdasher on Feb 16, 2012 said:

It consumed about
£15 of plastic and took a few evenings to print.

andreas on Feb 15, 2012 said:

Very nice! This scaled up version is a real eye catcher and would be a lovely gift :)

MangoT21 on Feb 14, 2012 said:

We'll see how big these things can get when my replicator gets here! :)

RichRap on Feb 14, 2012 said:

WoW! that's nice, you'll have to make a little (big) stand for it.

BarbaraM on Apr 22, 2014 said:

Yes, please design a stand for the big heart! Nothing complicated or too big to take away from the heart, itself!

CidVilas on Feb 14, 2012 said:

What to do with unlimited printing filament supply....Make huge things! :)

I want your filament now... :-$

emmett on Feb 14, 2012 said:

Nice print, and thanks for sharing the detailed printing directions.

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