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Gridded Globe

by MakerBot, published

Gridded Globe by MakerBot Oct 5, 2012

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Hold the world in the palm of your hand!

Based on the Unisphere built for the 1964 World Fair. The Gridded Globe was created by Michael Curry for Bre Pettis' UPS ad in the October 2012 issue of WIRED

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The Earth from a parallel universe?

Antarctica is non-existing, the north pole is a big land mass, north and south America are two separate continents and Indonesia is completely gone.
It's not only pushing the outer limits for 3D printing put also pushing the outer limits of my mind, I would not use this to teach Geography ;). Still a very nice item to print though - Thanks!

It looks like there are some loose items that don't connect to anything.
A real challenge to print those without support ...

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Gridded Globe by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

The Gridded globe is designed to push the outer limits of 3D printing, and is an ambitious print for an experienced user.

The Globe is designed to be printed in PLA on a printer equipped with active cooling, such as the MakerBot Replicator 2. Printing at lower speeds will yield better results.

What are Verified Files?

Verified Files are ready-to-print files for your MakerBot Replicator 2. They’ve been pre-sliced and tested on our machines. All you have to do is download the files to an SD card and start 3D printing!

Gridded Globe by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Rob65 on Jun 11, 2013 said:

It looks like there are some loose items that don't connect to anything.
A real challenge to print those without support ...

Rob65 on Jun 14, 2013 said:

The Earth from a parallel universe?

Antarctica is non-existing, the north pole is a big land mass, north and south America are two separate continents and Indonesia is completely gone.
It's not only pushing the outer limits for 3D printing put also pushing the outer limits of my mind, I would not use this to teach Geography ;). Still a very nice item to print though - Thanks!

cyclone on Oct 6, 2012 said:

How is the bridging handled for those rounded bits? Straight bridges I understand but a curved bridge seems impossible.

Schorhr on Oct 6, 2012 said:

As it's beeing printed slice by slice, there's no need to bridge an entire continent at once, only the current slice.
Also as the continents start at the sides, it will build upon those bits, reducing the need of bridging & support I would guess.

Djamuka on Oct 5, 2012 said:

I can print It with MakerBot Replicator 2...it's useless for me...Oh shit ^^

LiquidBeef on Oct 14, 2012 said:

What?

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