Asteroid Vesta-halved and hollowed

by jridley, published

Asteroid Vesta-halved and hollowed by jridley Jan 31, 2013


A friend asked me to print this from NASA's website at dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/
I cut it in half with OpenSCAD and went ahead and hollowed it out a bit - this both saves plastic and makes it less likely to warp and pop during printing so that it glues together better.

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The STL is pretty small (assuming you're working in mm). Scaling this by 1200% results in about an apple sized print. I used 15% infill.

I'm not including the original "vesta.stl" - you can get that from NASA's website shown above. It's big - about 15MB - but you don't need it unless you want to use the SCAD to change something.


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