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Spiral Pencil/Candle/Toothbrush Cup

by MakeALot, published

Spiral Pencil/Candle/Toothbrush Cup by MakeALot Mar 7, 2011

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Description

__Added a "Fine" version as OpenSCAD is now more capable__
Desktop pencil cup made from interwoven spirals
or
Candle holder made from interwoven spirals
or
Toothbrush holder made from interwoven spirals
or
... made from interwoven spirals

Update:
I had it printed in ceramic to see what the quality would be like, I'm happy with the results - in ABS and ceramic.

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Brilliant, thanks for the heads up! Love to see the pencils...

Hey! Looks like these guys printed one of your pencil cups at nano scale! See the 2:20 mark on this video: http://youtu.be/UoLwOYtx0TA?t=...

what sorts of parameters (fill speed etc) are people having luck with on this one?

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License

BSD License
Spiral Pencil/Candle/Toothbrush Cup by MakeALot is licensed under the BSD License license.

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Instructions

Print and fill with your desktop clutter or a candle for some desktop Karma.

Oh, but don't light the candle, you'll burn the building down :)

In the interests of safety, the one in the picture was photographed under water in an asbestos room.

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tbuser on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Hey! Looks like these guys printed one of your pencil cups at nano scale! See the 2:20 mark on this video: http://youtu.be/UoLwOYtx0TA?t=...

MakeALot on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Brilliant, thanks for the heads up! Love to see the pencils...

ZRex on Dec 21, 2011 said:

what sorts of parameters (fill speed etc) are people having luck with on this one?

burtyb on Dec 19, 2011 said:

I couldn't get openscad to import your STL (to scale it down to 85mm high) so spent 45 min watching the progress bar ;). First attempt turned into a coaster (the spirals wasn't attached properly) but the next one looks really nice - thanks . :)

MakeALot on Dec 19, 2011 said:

Glad you sorted it out, it does annoy me that OpenSCAD can't read it's own output! Hopefully that will be fixed in the next version.

Thaed on Sep 10, 2011 said:

The most useful thing on Thingiverse. http://ohio-makerbot.blogspot....

MakeALot on Sep 10, 2011 said:

That's very magnanimous of you, thanks :)

Renosis on Apr 1, 2011 said:

How long does it take to print on a MakerBot?

techninja on Jun 17, 2011 said:

Just about 4 hours on a Thing-o-matic. And If your belts are nice and tight, everything will go smoothly! (I had 4 failures of this particular model before getting it right
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amp;gt;:o )

MakeALot on Apr 1, 2011 said:

I think it was a couple of hours, but I'm not at able to check at the moment. Maybe someone else who has printed could chip in? Or, if you load it in ReplicatorG and generate the Gcode, the estimate it provides should be quite accurate.

Thaed on Mar 24, 2011 said:

I'm making one of these every day. People love them. It is far and a way the most popular thing to come out of my ToM.

MakeALot on May 26, 2011 said:

They do look good, thanks for posting the picture! :)

MakeALot on Mar 25, 2011 said:

That's very kind, thank you. Please post a picture of one of them under "I made one" :)

coasterman on Mar 10, 2011 said:

Only you can prevent bunny fires.*

*Or spiral fires.

MarcusWolschon on Mar 8, 2011 said:

Finaly some artistic value. :)

I like it.

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