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Bucket O' Octopi

by yeoldebrian, published

Bucket O' Octopi by yeoldebrian Apr 19, 2011

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In the tradition of barrel of monkey's these guys are meant to link together en masse. They can form chains or even checkered sheets by connecting on all four corners.

This thing was originally conceived and designed by MakerBot's own Matthew Griffin (http://thingiverse.com/mifga). Enjoy and please send comments, we're still working on it!

Check out v16 for our latest and greatest version! the sc55 version is the version that they are printing at MakerBot lately....

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I just loaded a copy of an experiment I did with Maker-ware and this octopus.  I loaded two copies into Maker-ware  shrank one, and overlapped them and turned one to put two octopuses (?).  I wanted to see how it would handle merged files vs simply printing more than one item on the Replicator build platform and it worked.  

The v10block on the TOM as-is, just scaled down a notch (80mm across). This is the first pretty much perfect build to date. Nice job on the design!

Got my Thing-O-Matic together and running just today, and this was the third thing I printed. I may need to work on my calibration- there were a few hanging loops on the back of the head.

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MakerBeck on Oct 2, 2012 said:

I just loaded a copy of an experiment I did with Maker-ware and this octopus.  I loaded two copies into Maker-ware  shrank one, and overlapped them and turned one to put two octopuses (?).  I wanted to see how it would handle merged files vs simply printing more than one item on the Replicator build platform and it worked.  

Kasper on Nov 9, 2011 said:

The v10block on the TOM as-is, just scaled down a notch (80mm across). This is the first pretty much perfect build to date. Nice job on the design!

GeekyDad on Jul 2, 2011 said:

Got my Thing-O-Matic together and running just today, and this was the third thing I printed. I may need to work on my calibration- there were a few hanging loops on the back of the head.

Erik on Jun 23, 2011 said:

W00t, Bernhard from Metalab printed this in 12 minutes on his Ultimaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

RepRapBlog on Jun 16, 2011 said:

We used the picture of this design on our kickstarter project!

http://www.tinyurl.com/reprapk...

techknight on Jun 1, 2011 said:

I kind of like how a blue one looks with a raft, like the octopus is in the water.

yeoldebrian on May 16, 2011 said:

Check out the octopi in the New York Times!!!

Tunicate on May 15, 2011 said:

We did a fund raiser last night and were selling these like hotcakes (like hot tako?). Kids loved watching them being constructed on the Thing-O-Matic.

Axel on May 4, 2011 said:

It's alive! It began to move and scurried away!

mifga on Apr 28, 2011 said:

By the way, Brian is brainstorming for the next version as we get closer and closer to the ability to print huge sheets of these, so those of you printing should let him know which footprint you prefer, square or round. It is easier to print the square one larger than the round one -- and the feet interlock better. But the round one is so cute! voice your thoughts here!

emmett on May 14, 2011 said:

I definitely like the round one better, but I think it would be improved by making the centers of the foot circles align to the points on an octagon. Then you could link them easily into a sheet, with each octopus at any orientation. Also, it might be nice to make the foot curls consistent (either all right, or alternating).

schmarty on May 2, 2011 said:

Can't it be both? :)

elspeth on Apr 28, 2011 said:

Great job! My kids so love it, I printed one for both of them!

The original file kept bumping into the booger picker. I scaled down to 75% and printed two copies without any problems.

KatJoyWhite on Apr 23, 2011 said:

Awesome print and so much fun to watch the first layers going down!

I just got my Thing-O-Matic and had been trying to print the Stanford bunny as a first proper test but was really having trouble with the small base, so as soon as I saw this with it's big tentacled base coverage I knew it was perfect for me :D

Had to up the build platform temperature a bit to ge
t the tentacles to stick properly, and still had trouble with the tentacle under the head, but otherwise I am very very pleased with the result :)

ZaphodBeeblebrox on Apr 20, 2011 said:

More fun then a barrel of...well, you get the idea.

Gav on Apr 20, 2011 said:

Looks like an amazing print, Yeoldebrian.

Did you have to do much tweaking of calibration parameters to get it to come out nicely?

yeoldebrian on Apr 20, 2011 said:

Hi Gav,

The printing was done by Matt (mifga) so I can't really help ya there but if you ask him I'm sure he'll have some thoughts. Good luck!

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