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Cellular Lamp

by nervoussystem, published

Cellular Lamp by nervoussystem Mar 13, 2012

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Description

A big cellular thing. Use this as a lampshade for an LED light or as a sculpture.

Many people have printed the bracelets I uploaded so I decided to give you something bigger.

Here's the model on Cell Cycle:
n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/cellCycle/?l=4276

Edit: 8/28/2012 I've uploaded a new model, please see my comments below

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What kind of lighting do use with this?
I imagine a regular incandescent bulb or halogen would be too hot for the abs or pla.

Been trying to print this in ABS but its keeps failing after a few hours. I think it starts curling and the print head crashes into the parts that are curling causing the print to become dislodged. Using ABS because I have a Rep 2X and it doesn't print PLA very well on long prints (haven't solved that heat creep problem yet). :(

what a good layer thickness?

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Instructions

I've uploaded a new version (cellularThing_optimizedForMakerbot.stl) that is optimized for a MakerBot Replicator. The bottom of the model is sliced off to make it completely flat, the thinnest members of the structure have been thickened.

Recommended printing settings:
Shells: 3
Infill: none
Support: none
Feed Rate: 40 or less

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bobby769 on Mar 22, 2014 said:

What kind of lighting do use with this?
I imagine a regular incandescent bulb or halogen would be too hot for the abs or pla.

Alpha_Pi_Rho on Feb 22, 2014 said:

Been trying to print this in ABS but its keeps failing after a few hours. I think it starts curling and the print head crashes into the parts that are curling causing the print to become dislodged. Using ABS because I have a Rep 2X and it doesn't print PLA very well on long prints (haven't solved that heat creep problem yet). :(

Base1 on Jan 4, 2014 said:

what a good layer thickness?

roeland22896 on Nov 27, 2013 said:

I want to create something with a cellular look. i just don't know how i can cut out the patterns.
Can anyone tell me with what software and function i can create cells or something that looks like it?

EXE3D on Sep 9, 2013 said:

BRAVI!!!

MadSleight on Dec 29, 2012 said:

What type of light is this? Model printed great, with a few small imperfections on overhangs. Thanks

DiaLFonZo on Dec 18, 2012 said:

I really want that.. ;)
But Slic3r is always crashing when i try to get the gcode..

cassetti on Nov 30, 2012 said:

Can't seem to get either model to slice in Slic3r 0.9.1 Any suggestions?

adgaudio on Nov 9, 2013 said:

Try reducing the number of threads ("Print Settings" --> "Advanced" --> "Other" --> "Threads"). Or upgrade to 0.9.10b (they made memory improvements)

Why: More threads allow Slic3r to perform multiple calculations at the same time. In this case, this also means Slic3r needs to "remember" more information at once. (ie. If you tried to simultaneously add 153 + 126 and 192 + 193 in your head, you'd have to remember about twice as many numbers).

In summary, reducing the number of threads will reduce Slic3r's memory usage, but will also make it take a longer time to complete the task. It works fine for me with Slic3r 0.9.10b, 8gb RAM and 5 threads.

magicdominic on Dec 13, 2012 said:

 had the same problem. try it on a computer with more RAM installed. (8gb RAM worked for me)

cassetti on Dec 1, 2012 said:

 Seems to slice with Slic3r 0.9.7 - we'll see how well it prints.

jasonwebb on Aug 21, 2012 said:

Watching this thing print is mesmerizing; it's like a mix between the "replicator" machine in Star Trek and watch a bacteria culture grow. It took me ~12 hours to print with default MakerBot Replicator settings (may have turned Shells down to 0), but it was totally worth it. As physically large as it is, the weight is very low due to the design of the object. For me, it only used up 49g, and yet is a little bit larger than a softball. Some of the thinner features on the outer ring are prone to breaking under horizontal / compressive stress, but nothing that a little acetone spot-welding can't fix! Great work, I'm happy I finally have something that was designed by Nervous :)

bwevans on Apr 15, 2012 said:

Thanks for the great design - its a fun and challenging print!

laird on Mar 19, 2012 said:

These cellular jewelry are beautiful, but it's a bit of a bummer that there's no way to download the generated geometry, only to buy prints - rather like a photographer that won't sell you your digital photo's, only printed copies. Of course, we can all download the one STL that you generated and uploaded here, but I don't think that's what DubLo7 was asking for.

Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 said:

We make our living through selling jewelry. I understand your disappointment with not being able to to download the geometry from our app but that's the arrangement we have for the moment that allows us to develop fun software. There are three jewelry designs uploaded to our thingiverse account that you can print in addition to this big thing.

sirmakesalot on Mar 19, 2012 said:

Such a cool thing it deserves to be printed glowing!

twotimes on Mar 15, 2012 said:

I can probably do something about that, also, I have a spare gen 3 motherboard sitting around here, but most likely it just needs it firmware reflashed.

twotimes on Mar 15, 2012 said:

Just send me a message through my thingiverse user page and I can swing over and take a look.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

hello, just click "bigmakerbottable4.stl" on the left column of the page under the word "Downloads"

DubLo7 on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

(please delete the "Guest" comments. I wasn't logged in and the page just kept posting the comment for some reason.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

How do you get the STL model from the web page? I have a neat model made but can't figure out how to download so I can print it.

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

I'm not totally sure. It's never worked since we assembled it. Most of the time it says not connected to the computer, but sporadically it does. it's never accepted a print job.

twotimes on Mar 15, 2012 said:

I can help with that if you like, I rebuilt Skidoo (the black and red one). Didn't know it was broken. What's wrong with it?

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

I've been once or twice. Our non-functioning Cupcake used to live at Sprout in the hopes someone would fix it. It was the lime green one.

twotimes on Mar 15, 2012 said:

You know that we have a group of people that meet up every now and again at the sprouts in Davis, right? There's even a google group.

http://groups.google.com/group...

Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 said:

I haven't made it across the river to visit yet :(

RichRap on Mar 14, 2012 said:

WoW! Nice, must print this.

Thanks.

twotimes on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Looks like it'll print fine, half way through.

whosawhatsis on Mar 15, 2012 said:

Impressive. It seems to be handling the overhangs really well, what w/t are you using?

tbuser on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Nice! On a cupcake no less. :)

Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Love your stuff nervous... Thx for sharing some of it over here!

watz on Mar 14, 2012 said:

From building http://flic.kr/p/bAe7xi I think I can say that this won't work. The overhangs are too extreme and the horizontal "bridges" won't connect properly. Using a raft might give you the bottom part correctly but the middle part will likely fail.

If it had more vertical edges anchoring the bridges it would help. Nice to see you posting more though!

Starno on Mar 15, 2012 said:

@tlalexander, I would love to see the Ultimaker output on this model. Please share your results!

watz on Mar 14, 2012 said:

Well, I stand corrected. Clearly magic is possible if you tweak the parameters enough. Good job!

tlalexander on Mar 14, 2012 said:

I dunno, I think the Ultimaker can do it. I had extreme overhangs on my Helicopter blades:

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

But I was using 0.08mm layer heights (with 0.04mm perimeters).

Though the author specifically asked if the part was "makerbottable", I think perhaps they just meant printable without support on a home printer?

If I remember, I'll try printing one of these.

Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 said:

yo watz!

what if the outside surface was more vertical like so:

http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/cellC...

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