Loading

MakerFaire 2012 3D Printing Challenge

by jmil, published

MakerFaire 2012 3D Printing Challenge by jmil Sep 30, 2012

Contents

Tags

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

24938Views 3014Downloads Found in 3D Printing

Summary

**Update: Big thanks to all who agreed to participate among all those in the 3D Print Pavilion. (UP!, Ultimaker, Bukobot) I know it was tough to commandeer one of your bots to this impromptu contest and we really appreciate it. This contest idea by Christopher Thompson is something we are hoping to make into an official event at MakerFaire 2013. Send any comments or suggestions to us at Hive76.org.

Congrats to Ultimaker on winning the 3D Printing Challenge. HUGE THANKS to our donors John Abella, Dave Durant, Johnny Russell and several others!
And thanks to our team of Judges. Detailed blog post to follow explaining the criteria and the judges scores: http://www.hive76.org/**

Can you print this tree?

We are researching bio-inspired vascular trees at University of Pennsylvania.

The best print of this file (any scale) by September 30th 5 pm will win a cash prize. Present your print to the Hive76 booth in the 3D Printer Village.

Instructions

** Update2: Siert from Ultimaker sent me a more manifold version of the tree that should work with any slicer. The tree generator we used created manifold cones protruding into each other, which caused KISSlicer to mess up (but Skeinforge and Slic3r proceeded normally).

Thanks Siert!

More from 3D Printing

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Where can we see the submissions ?

When I get my Makibox I'm gonna try print this.

I tried it on my Ultimaker but Cura doesn't seem to like even the fixed, optimised, repaired file. It produces some realy bad artifacts at regular intervals along the height of the model. Tried printing it anyway and it just halts when it gets to the first of these artifacts.

If you can upload cleaner model I'd love to give it another go.

we will have a full review of the contest and competitors soon at http://Hive76.orgHive76.org

Did anyone else try to print this? Any pics?

Top