Thing-O-Saurus Claw

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Thing-O-Saurus Claw by gavinmurphy Mar 6, 2012

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A cast of an Allosaurus claw from the Peabody Museum, scanned with 123D Catch.


Claw 7 prints with a presentation base. Claw 6 needs support material to print.

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Try Claw6nobase. You'll have to print it with a raft and exterior support, though.

Very cool! Thanks for posting. This deserves some paint. Maybe some rubbed-on mud would work better, as if it was just dug out of the ground. Of course it would be a little hard to explain the base.

lt;3 this museum scanning trend!

Now anyone can reenact Jurassic Park :P

I printed a normal sized one and a 1/2 sized one. The normal sized one took about 40 minutes to print but I'm using Jetty's accelerated firmware on my MK7 TOM. :-D

I like this a lot. I'll upload a photo of my first print when I've got time to photograph it. Claw7 took about an hour and a half to print on my Prusa.

The only problems (apart from it being so tall it jammed the x-belt against the top of the A-frame!) were in the overhangs near the base. I printed with 3 perimeters, so it didn't droop much, but rather the opposite. The extreme ends of the loops wanted to lift up as the PLA cooled in the blast of
my fan, and there wasn't enough plastic underneath to hold them down. I had to manually smooth them down repeatedly with a palette knife, and when I got distracted, the uplift caused some slight layer offsets.

So this model is on the limits of what I can print unattended on my Prusa. I might scale
it down a little and print some more, so I can build a dinosaur-claw glove! Thanks for all the work involved in taking the photos and building the model.

This is seriously a must-print item!

I've been getting questions at the office. In the picture, the print is on the left (Claw 7) and the original from the museum is on the right.