Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures

by emnullfuenf, published

Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures by emnullfuenf May 23, 2013

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Joy Division's iconic cover by Peter Saville representing PSR B1919+21 waveforms.

The model made it to London Science Museum! "3D: printing the future"

The model from the Processing sketch wasn't manifold and i currently saw no way to improve it. Thus i rewrote the sketch in order to produce DXF files and extruded them with OpenSCAD.

Details and Processing Sketch:

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just add texture and 3dprint on full color 3d printer z510 )

Ditto for me about plunger fix. Huge difference. They're shipping with the fixed version these days I hear. I also think they're sending the replacements out for free (along with screws) if you ask nice enough.

how did you colored it?

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The print should works now. Will test it next week.

I printed the thing with MakerWare with white PLA on Makerbot Replicator. MakerBot's Slicer results were defect. Skeinforge worked quite well. There are still errors in the print which i think are maybe Replicator's plunger's fault.


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kpdndx on Jun 4, 2013 said:

printed on zcorp z510 100x77mm

photo http://instagram.com/p/aI94Yrk...

advanced on Jun 18, 2013 said:

how did you colored it?

emnullfuenf on May 31, 2013 said:

Wow! Your prints are looking great! Our Replicator got plunger and feeding problems again. I still didn't manage to print the updated model.

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 said:

You should definitely print the extruder mod, it made a big difference in long (+12 hour prints), my feeding problems stopped completely. In the meantime, using a dab of canola oil can also be helpful: https://groups.google.com/d/ms...

Anonymous on May 31, 2013 said:

Interesting background on the scientific origins of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures cover, previous publications and their copyright status http://adamcap.com/2011/05/19/...

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 said:

As covered on the Make: Blog - http://blog.makezine.com/2013/...

filmfredrik on May 30, 2013 said:

Amazing! I want this NOW!

Linked on Sprawler: sprawler.tumblr.com

LootKit on May 29, 2013 said:

Been waiting on someone to do this. This is definitely going on my wall next to the album.

MrBelm on May 29, 2013 said:

Trying to upload the STL file to Shapeways, getting an error saying the object is to big. What are the dimensions/units?

emnullfuenf on May 29, 2013 said:

Just had the same problem. I uploaded a version that's 100mm long for Shapeways.
I wonder why they still don't support scaling.

rocketguy on May 29, 2013 said:

The graphic was also used in "Alien" on the Nostromo's Bridge. One of the first vector graphics with obscuration.

cquinn on May 25, 2013 said:

I've been trying to print this model, but I am having trouble slicing the OBJ file. When I look at it in programs like Netfabb it appears to have a ton of errors and is not manifold. Netfabb can't repair it correctly. This also might be why you had so many errors in your slice/print.

Do you have the Processing sketch that you used to generate the OBJ file? Maybe that could be tweaked to produce a cleaner OBJ.

emnullfuenf on May 26, 2013 said:

So. There's a new model after a complete rewrite. This should work now. I'll try it next week.

emnullfuenf on May 25, 2013 said:

I am about to fix the errors. But i would appreciate if you would like to have a loot at the processing sketch, too:

ColinBB on May 25, 2013 said:

Found via Tumblr. This is great! Joy Division aside, this a 'one to print!'

bre on May 24, 2013 said:


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