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Looking at the stretchlet, I started doing some experiments printing things that have very thin walls. For this object I used a honeycomb structure to fill out a sphere, and I made the bottom flat so it would print.
What I like about this print is how it fails. The overhangs are pretty much impossible, but through perseverance the honeycomb design eventually overcomes all obstacles. I thought this was a good metaphor for perseverance in everyday life (mistakes can be built on to achieve success), and I was also reminded that wasp nests and beehives embrace imperfection.
Before you print, flip the STL over so the flat side is on the bottom. I also added "Honeysphere Half.stl" in case you don't want to check out how it recovers from the droopy stuff. You could probably glue two halves together to make a sphere without a flat bottom.
I printed on a Replicator 2 using a higher print temperature than standard (260C instead of 230C).
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