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THWACK

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THWACK by Mr_MegaTronic Nov 13, 2012

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THWACK by Mr_MegaTronic is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Hit things in style with THWACK! A 3D-printed plastic hammer.

This lean, mean, ball-peen is ready for your general clobbering needs! And while it won't drive a galvanized nail into a pressure-treated fence-post, it will dutifully bludgeon interior nails, bang tight-fitting objects together, annoy individuals with experimental jazz percussion and acceptably intimidate others when held menacingly.

UPDATE(s)!

V2 - The peen has facets now to promote better printing at smaller scales and in general.

sudo THWACK - a request from Vik, this is useful for executing "bash" commands.

If you like what I do and want to help me do more, please consider supporting me on my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/ErikJDurwoodII Thanks!

Instructions

Scale to desired size (if you want) and print!

I strongly recommend at least eight shells and 100% in-fill.

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Your thwack was apparently so powerful that it burned out my stepper motor. ;(

<3

will be the first thing I (re)print when its back in operating condition.

I was told by someone at a Maker Faire that he uses the THWACK to knock his freshly-printed (cooled) parts off the glass plate of his 3D printer. He believes it's nicer on the Kapton tape than other methods. He mentioned it to me by name.

What's the best orientation for getting the best print? And are supports recommended? I don't have a heated bed, so I guess I'll use a raft when I attempt to print this.

how do you recomend you set this up in makerware
i tried using the supports from makerware and meshmixer but the hammer handle always ends up warping and getting caught by the second extruder. does anyone have a way to fix this or any reccomendations?

I saw this after making an e-Nable prosthetic hand. The guy in the video used it instead of a hammer.

My first print failed, because I had warping on the sides and my print didn't stick. I did 3.2mm shells (8x 0.4mm nozzle), 100% infill, and touching baseplate supports (for the middle).
My 2nd try: I put in a raft and to prevent warping (raft) and that worked :-)

Very cool! I am curious what video did you see it in? Is there a link?

I'm glad you enjoy the design!

unix nerds of the world unit! Thanks for that. sudo indeed.

Me no speaky IPT, but how hard is it to make a derivative with  "sudo" in lower case terminal font on it? If a pain, let me know and I'll do it with more brutal graphics tools :)

I like the way you think.

I can't think of a more appropriate tool to execute a "bash" command than a hammer.  And the divine authority of "sudo" only makes it more "impacting."I'll upload the file this weekend.

Cool, I have a rubber "sudo" mallet but I feel the need for a test object to perfect my IMPLA recipe on and this looks just perfect!

And done.  The "system" font that comes with windows isn't contoured for path-tracing in programs like Autodesk Inventor and Adobe Illustrator so I dove deep in to my 80,000 font collection to find a raster-inspired terminal font.  I hope it works for you!

the design is as good as your sense of humor... I love it!

Nice, I love the idea. What software did you use to render the images? It looks very clean and professional.

Thanks!  I used Autodesk 3D Stuio MAX to render the images  with the V-Ray rendering engine.

I like the arrow at the top, telling the user that either end can be struck.  ... for those as "dumb as a hammer." ;-)

Make a cavity for a very large threaded bolt and you've got yourself a real hammer. You could even have the threaded end protrude from the "peen" side and grind it round.

That is a good idea!  For those who don't want to bother with bolts or grinding, maybe I'll also make one that accepts a coin or something as a striking surface...

Hmmm...

My Dad asked me to make a hammer with a spot for a quarter so it could be called a "Quarter Pounder".  

Looks like the perfect hammer for my bump keys!!!

Thanks Eric :-)

Is this printable?

I'm printing one right now to check it out.  As long as your printer can ooze a bridge well enough, I don't see an issue.

I'll let you know!

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