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The Bathtub U-Boat,
An Experiment in Large Scale Makerbot Printing.
Along with Westerns, Submarine movies are clinically proven to be universally enjoyed by the male population. Admit it, at some point you have walked around wanting to shout 'FIRE TORPEDOES' at the top of you lungs.
Well now you can, and look marginally less crazy while doing it.
Update November 2013:
A repaired version of these files for use with Makerware and Sli3r are available here:
Attach Part 1a to Part 1 by pressing short segments of 3mm filament into the holes provided.
Assemble Parts in numerical order. They should just clip together, but you may need to use and Xacto knife smooth the inner edges for a good fit.
-Parts 1 and 7 at over 14 cm tall. To print at full size on a cupcake, you may need the Lowrider xy carriage modification. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4213
-To control cracking from temperature changes, cover the three open sides of the makebot with cardboard. I can't stress enough the improvement in quality this brings to very large builds.
-Parts 5,6,7 and 8 are FIVE HOUR BUILDS! So its got that going for it too.
This thing was heavily influenced by:
Bathtub U-Boat by Skimbal is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
So what's this mean?
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