ArduSat - The Arduino CubeSat Satellite (full scale model)
by MAKERFAM, published
I am a supporter of the project, and have worked closely with Joel Spark (provided the original stl files) of the ArduSat team to create the first 3D print of this online. My daughter will be doing a week of ArduSat space science in 2013 when this launches (proud Dad).
For space science enthusiasts, see the links below for more background on the ArduSat project:
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Not a good project for first print! This takes a lot of post processing (cleaning up all the raft material). I would recommend maybe printing the frame, solar panels, or pins and then pick the simplest of the boards and give that a try. If successful then move on through the project. Makes a cool final assembled model! Good luck!
This is very cool! I'd like to print this out at SudoRoom--looks a bit advanced for my first 3D printing project.
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ArduSat_FlatFrame (contains top, bottom, 4 vertical beams, and 4 rods)
ArduSat_FrameRod_4 (separate print of 4 rods... if they break on you)
The most difficult part of this print is cleaning all the support material off of each component! Also, I did not included the spacers in the files, as the rods are a little to wide for them. I might work on that and upload a cleaned version of them in the future. As well, I may include all of the solar panels in a single print once I get the original STLs from the ArduSat team.
Toy model (a little solid model of the entire ArduSat with all panels on it):
ArduSat_ALL.zip (I've also included a compressed folder with everything)
Overall, this takes the better part of a day to print, but the resulting full scale ArduSat model is really a great thing to hold in your hand and cool desk conversation piece. This satellite will be launched in mid 2013, and used by hundreds of supporters all over the world to do unique space science experiments using the Arduino and sensor payload.
For space science enthusiasts, see the links below for more background on the project:
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