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Plastic Sushi Playset

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Plastic Sushi Playset by MakerBlock Dec 24, 2012

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My daughter asked for a sushi play set for Christmas. I told her I would make it for her, rather than buying it. The only requirements were that it had to have chopsticks, salmon, and california rolls (here, as sake nigirizushi and a maki roll with interchangable pieces) and there had to be at least five of each piece.

The bottom of the "maki" has a hole in it so that the pieces can be forced out of the top if necessary.

Don't tell my daughter, but she's getting a lot more than she asked for. In addition to the maki rolls, I've made some "inside out" maki rolls, chop stick rests, soy sauce dishes (with soy sauce in them), ginger, wasabi, chopsticks in custom paper wrappers, and a wide assortment of fillings. For variety, I've made the OpenSCAD functions that create the ginger and wasabi random - so every time you generate the STL, you'll get a different little globby of ginger or wasabi. They both turned out really well.


I included this Utah Teapot in the set (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2022), but it broke off about 80% of the way through the print - so I designed a new lid to fit the wider-than-normal top.


While this is made in OpenSCAD, it's only very marginally parametric. I've added a lot of comments, so the code should be easy to tinker with.


Lastly, I used various colors of plastic to make the sushi filling - and in different segments (the parts are one-half, one-third, one-fourth, and one-fifth) so that later on we could use the interiors to explore fractions.

Instructions

Rather than uploading all the STL's one by one, I've zipped them into a single file and included the OpenSCAD file for you to use.

How to Make Maki Sushi

  1. Print the black (sushi-maki-black.stl) and white (sushi-maki-white.stl) with dualstrusion.
  2. Print the "filling" (sushi-5fill.stl) in as many colors as you like. I'd suggest five colors.
  3. Sand to suit.
  4. Play!

How to Make Inside Out Maki Sushi

  1. Print the black (io-maki-black.stl) and white (io-maki-white.stl) with dualstrusion.
  2. Print the "filling" (sushi-5fill.stl) in as many colors as you like. I'd suggest five colors.
  3. Sand to suit.
  4. Play!

How to Make Nigirizushi

  1. Print the sushi rice (sushi-nigiri-rice.stl) and fish (sushi-nigiri-sake.stl).
  2. The top of the rice is curved and so is the interior of the fish, so they should fit together well.
  3. Sand to suit.
  4. Play!

How to a Soy Sauce Bowl

  1. Print the black (sushi-bowl-black.stl) and white (sushi-bowl-white.stl) with dualstrusion.
  2. Sand to suit.
  3. Play!

How to Make Chopsticks in Paper Wrappers

  1. Print the chopsticks in desired color.
  2. Print the PDF for the chopstick wrappers.
  3. Cut out the wrappers and fold each one in half.
  4. Place chopsticks in the folded wrapper and use a gluestick to seal it in place.

How to Make Ginger

  1. Uncomment the line for the ginger module in the OpenSCAD file.
  2. F5 to render a random ginger arrangement, F6 to compile.
  3. Export the object as an STL and print in desired color.

How to Make Wasabi

  1. Uncomment the line for the wasabi module in the OpenSCAD file.
  2. F5 to render a random wasabi arrangement, F6 to compile.
  3. Export the object as an STL and print in desired color.

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Ok
Now I see
I've tried sushi-nigiri-sake, and that file I can change infill just fine.
But, the sushi5fill is the one that is coming up solid. I'm actually slicing them both at the same time.
Is there a version of sushi5fill that is not fill?

Dude, I'm telling you, there is no infill. You'll need to adjust your settings.

Keep in mind some of these parts are designed for dualstrusion.

Oh, thanks
My kids are thrilled, btw, to have this printing
If my 2nd printer, a dual extruder, had its e3dv6 conversion finished I'd try out ditto printing for sure.
Spacing looks perfect for that.
But I'm on the single machine right now.
Thanks again

Yeah, you could do ditto printing - but I meant that I printed the maki using black/white plastic at the same time.
I'm glad your kids are excited about it! My daughter LOVED this set when I made it for her and still plays with it now and then even three years later.

These are solid stl it looks like
they would use a lot less material if they were hollow and i set infill to 20%
its going to be a costly slow print, but im doing it anyway
thanks for design, but if you have a way to reduce infill that would be great

All the infill settings are in your slicing program - you are free t choose any infill you desire.

thanks for reply
Yes, I use slic3r and Repetier host
I misspoke, I meant when I ask for 20% fill, I can from preview and actual printing that the part is coming out solid.
Maybe I need to reboot or something, but I've always been able to choose my own infill before.
Are you sure the parts are not solid stls to begin with?

Positive. It's your settings.

is thst all the files?

I'm in the mood for sushi..

That looks really good. It's making me hungry! Nice job!

Dang, it's making me hungry now too..

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