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Treefrog

by MorenaP, published

Treefrog by MorenaP Mar 3, 2012

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Red Eyed Treefrog, so you can decorate your garden pound without the noise, or check the calibration of your printer in the most cute way!
NO Commercial use and NO Derivatives allowed. See creative commons and instructions.

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Hi, I guess I ought to throw my two cents in here. This is one of my most favorite models to print. It is an outstanding design. As much as I like the life-size print, I much prefer the BABY frogs I can print at an 80% reduction in size on my CUBE. They really are adorable and only take 15 to 20 minutes to print. Due to their small size though, care must be taken when removing them from the glass base it is built on. I have had to invert the glass (with the frog attached) and place it on top of a totally full glass of water so it can soak over night, dissolve the glue, and release the frog. OUTSTANDING!!!

Did you check with the other K8200 users? In general i saw it printing fine without support. Depending by the software you use, there may be options to extend the base line, or print it slower to make it stick.

can you print this without support? i'm using a k8200 from velleman?

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This was my first model for 3D printing, that I made in order to understand what are the limitation of 3D printing, and compare different printers.

It's made purely for checking out the quality of your prints and therefore for personal home use, NO Commercial, please. If you intend to display this print result on photos/video/websites, Contact me about it. Thanks!

UPDATES:
due to a number of problems related to the past models, this one should solve every issue. Also should be able to print well even with lower settings. Let me know if further modification are needed!

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robrook on Apr 15, 2014 said:

Hi, I guess I ought to throw my two cents in here. This is one of my most favorite models to print. It is an outstanding design. As much as I like the life-size print, I much prefer the BABY frogs I can print at an 80% reduction in size on my CUBE. They really are adorable and only take 15 to 20 minutes to print. Due to their small size though, care must be taken when removing them from the glass base it is built on. I have had to invert the glass (with the frog attached) and place it on top of a totally full glass of water so it can soak over night, dissolve the glue, and release the frog. OUTSTANDING!!!

bowlingbal300 on Jan 20, 2014 said:

can you print this without support? i'm using a k8200 from velleman?

kwatts on Feb 9, 2014 said:

Did you check with the other K8200 users? In general i saw it printing fine without support. Depending by the software you use, there may be options to extend the base line, or print it slower to make it stick.

robertsupplybetter on Nov 1, 2013 said:

Hi! We recently featured a print of this model (originally done by Creative Tools and posted on Flickr) for a blog post we wrote comparing the differences in FFF vs. FDM 3d printing. We chose it because the picture clearly illustrates the visual difference when printing in different layer heights. I just wanted to reach out to let you know this is an awesome model and you can check it out here: https://www.supplybetter.com/b.... Cheers!

MorenaP on Nov 2, 2013 said:

Awesome! You made very good analysis indeed, something much needed out there! Can you add an iperlink to the page of the Treefrog when you name it? Thank you! :-)

jkrassman on Sep 10, 2013 said:

Great model and it prints perfect in 0,2 mm layers. I just finished a nine hour print and the frog came out BIG!

MorenaP on Sep 11, 2013 said:

I'll wait to see a photo with a scale reference!

slepcat on May 12, 2013 said:

Hi, Morena P. I've tried hi-res printing (0.04-0.27mm) of your cute frog with my replicator2. Can I post pics of printing results in my blog? Thanks.

peterparnes on Jul 19, 2013 said:

I would very much like to see those pictures. I just made one at 0.03 and doing one at 0.015 now.

jlondo55 on Feb 28, 2013 said:

hi Morena P. i was wondering if you could post again the older versions of your frog.
frog_45.stl

Dogbert on Feb 19, 2013 said:

This is my absolute #1 and only calibration object!
This is fantastic! And looks Awesome!
Thanks again for a great post :)

Glench on Dec 19, 2012 said:

Thought you'd be happy to know I made one of these for my friend for Christmas :)

MorenaP on Dec 19, 2012 said:

:-D

basiliska on Dec 1, 2012 said:

I love the treefrog... we print loads as calibration objects. They're especially cool in glow-in-the-dark PLA. Sliced at 0.04 in NetFabb they're gorgeous.

adamsbriand on Nov 27, 2012 said:

My first attempt was using MakerWare's high quality setting.  That one, in yellow, had several imperfections in the frog's "skin".  

My second attempt used the medium quality setting and this came out far better (in orange).

SteveDee on Nov 21, 2012 said:

I have printed this on a MakerBot Replicator and posted close-up photos here: http://captainbodgit.blogspot....

Not sure if I'm getting anywhere near the quality that you would expect.

aubenc on Nov 21, 2012 said:

I took a look to the photos and did a quick read to your blog posts about the Replicator's quality, all my respect for your conclusion (Would I buy a 3D printer for personal use? ...No.).

From your comments and photos: I know you can do it better, the Replicator is an excellent 3D printer that can (easily) do much better than what you show to us in your blog.

Sorry if I look rude, it's not my intention, it's just a matter of English not being my mother tongue.

ekaggrat on Sep 19, 2012 said:

i am not able to print it in abs as the layers are not cooling fast enough making the print curl up on the edges and the hot end running into them.... i tried with .2 mm height and .35 mm nozzle...any suggestions

MorenaP on Sep 25, 2012 said:

this new model should print smoothly, please let me know if you succeed this time!

jlondo55 on Jun 6, 2012 said:

Is it allowed to use this model on a scientific research?

MorenaP on Jun 7, 2012 said:

you might find a way to make it jump!

LawrenceJohnston on Apr 10, 2012 said:

I printed this at 0.05mm (50 microns) just for fun. My first attempt at a picture this size. You can see the back in my I Made One! photo, and I'm attaching a picture that shows the belly pretty well.

MorenaP on Apr 11, 2012 said:

yes it still look quite well!

We ordered your same printer, we're going to ask you some tip soon!

LawrenceJohnston on Apr 10, 2012 said:

My first attempt at a *print* at this size (layer height).

aubenc on Apr 7, 2012 said:

Super cute!! One of those designs I know immediately I must give it a print.

Thank you!!

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aubenc on Apr 8, 2012 said:

Btw, this has been printed by bot1334, a Cupcake CNC, with home made hot-end and DC motor extruder, my settings where 0.3 layer height, 205 Flowrate and the Feedrate set to 24. Perimeter was two shells and 0.25 infill density. These settings are most probably only valid for this cupcake.

MorenaP on Mar 30, 2012 said:

Thanks everybody for posting the pictures! Please, comment about the printer you used so other users can compare the quality of printers

willCode4Beer on Mar 26, 2012 said:

Used a MakerBot Replicator.

I scaled up 50%, used two shells and 10% infill.
Unfortunately, one of the front legs cracked halfway through the print. I'll try again later with 3 shells and 30% infill.

Very attractive model.

MorenaP on Mar 26, 2012 said:

I'm glad you enjoy the model.

I think we'll enjoy a lot the printer once we get it. I'm making treasure of all your comments as guidance to learn, so thanks a lot pro printing and letting me know how it goes! :)

Landru on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Awesome model! The 45 deg one worked really well.

With just some minor modifications you could attach him to vertical surfaces to print, too. (like the side of a cup)

Landru on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Fits nicely inside a 2x twisted bottle.

BlueBot on Mar 11, 2012 said:

Thank you for the nice model :)

Feedback on print ability of the overhangs:

To test this I picked the Ultimaker's 'standard' quality Netfabb profile which has a 0.075mm perimeter layer height. As you can see in the picture, at this thick layer height the bottom of the legs and body are not perfectly smooth. However I think it is a more representative test for the layer heights that many home 3D printers routinely work at. I have found that often the quality of the overhang part of a print improves as the layer height decreases as long as the item is firm enough to allow thin layer printing.

MorenaP on Mar 13, 2012 said:

Just checking if I understood, what you say is that the small layer addition I made on the base of legs and paws is actually not helping, that would be better removing it? thanks! :)

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