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New Year Whistle

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New Year Whistle by MakerBot Nov 20, 2012

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Description

Ring in the New Year and entertain your friends with the soothing whimsical sound of a dentist's drill run amok. This printable siren whistle and noise maker is inspired by a classic cereal box prize, and it works like a charm.

Created by: Chris

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Made one entirely out of PLA and it still makes a suitably whizzy noise! Thanks!

Looks good... prints not so good.. works not

That is correct; there always needs to be at least one shell. The number in ReplicatorG denotes the amount of "extra" shells on top of that 1, while the MakerWare figure is the total shells including the first 1.

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New Year Whistle by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Drop the fan onto the post with the side that was on the build plate facing up. Make sure it spins freely before pressing the lid on. A gentle tap with a soft mallet helps when seating the lid.

For best results, we recommend the following settings.

Note: use ABS for the whistle and fan, and PLA or ABS for the lid.

Whistle
Infill: 10%
Layer Height: 200-250 microns (0.20-0.25 mm)
Shells: 0

Fan
Infill: 0%
Layer Height: 200 microns (0.20 mm)
Shells: 0

Lid
Infill: 10%
Layer Height: 200-250 microns (0.20-0.25 mm)
Shells: 0

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!

New Year Whistle by MakerBot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Secret_Squirrel on Apr 1, 2014 said:

Made one entirely out of PLA and it still makes a suitably whizzy noise! Thanks!

tmcork on Jun 30, 2013 said:

Looks good... prints not so good.. works not

rja2 on Mar 22, 2013 said:

makerware 2.0, makerbot replicator 2, "anything" i try to print at 0 shells just beeps that its done before i even start. i have to add at least 1 for it to print. I assume we mean 0 "extra" shells? (or maybe everyone knows this and im just dumb?)

RobTFirefly on May 30, 2013 said:

That is correct; there always needs to be at least one shell. The number in ReplicatorG denotes the amount of "extra" shells on top of that 1, while the MakerWare figure is the total shells including the first 1.

markthorpe on Jan 3, 2013 said:

Built the lot out of ABS all with default settings and worked great

Pacwar on Jan 2, 2013 said:

Printed all the parts but the post the fan goes on is either too thick or i need to adjust the resolution, i couldnt get the fan to spin. very good design though. i will try again after i fix some things.

oraltosun on Dec 24, 2012 said:

I printed it with pure hope. But it didn't give any noise , except my breath...:)

QuantumConcepts on Dec 24, 2012 said:

0 shells? I assume that doesn't mean what I think it does, perimeters...?

StevenHoogslag on Dec 21, 2012 said:

Prints well in ABS with PLA raft. Total print time at 1,5 speed in High res (0,125mm) is 4:29u. Body parts fit like a gloove. Printed on a two-head BFB 3D Touch, fill density 50%. The turbine shaft is slightly loose. Reducing the tolerance with some tape improved the revving so a tighter axle-fit might make it an even better whistle. There's a nice sirene effect using lungs so a 1,5 bar air-pressure is effective enough at least with this print. A 50% copy still works well but does not produce a whistle-sound untill a little refourbishment is done. A PLA print might be more precise and effective. Unfortunelately the Makerbot logo catches the eye immediately and grinding is not an option!;-)

I very much liked this print, Chris.

fredhag on Nov 30, 2012 said:

Mine sounds exactly like thecrazy's.  The parts fit well together and the fan rotates freely, but the rattle is all I get.  Like Mythbusters, I had go to extremes so I hooked it up to my air compressor at the lowest stable pressure I could get (50psi and about 6cfm).  I could get a whir that sounded more like a dentist drill.  At 70 psi, the whole thing split apart.

thecrazy on Nov 27, 2012 said:

I dont know about you guys but this thing doesnt whistle so much as it rattles. Quite deceiving actualy. Dont know if its cause I printed it all out of PLA but i dont see why it would make a huge difference. The fan is quite loose inside though.

UechiMike on Nov 23, 2012 said:

The sound description is "dead nuts" on.  Sounds like a dentists drill with a wobbly bit drilling into teeth.  Very unpleasant :D

UechiMike on Nov 23, 2012 said:

The "WHISTLE FAN" - its getting flagged as non-manifold - there are tiny holes on the bottom layer where the blades come together.  
Not a big deal for printing but when I tried to plate them together in OpenScad it complained. 

MakeALot on Nov 20, 2012 said:

Looks like WHISTLE x 1.STL may be wrong?

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