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Flying saucer

by gpvillamil, published

Flying saucer by gpvillamil Jul 29, 2011

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Flying saucer by gpvillamil is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Summary

A (mostly) parametrically defined flying saucer. Hollow dome allows for including a pilot figure, eg. octopus, Colbert, etc.
UPDATE (8/1/11): Updated v3 with a hinged hatch on the top dome for even more excitement. Depending on your machine, clearances on the hinge might need to be adjusted.
UPDATE (12/16/11): Uploaded two versions of the hatch with tighter clearances, it should clip in more solidly. V4 is snugger than V3, and V5 is the snuggest, with bigger pins. I usually use a heat gun to adjust the hinge so that the hatch closes properly.

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Print the top half and bottom half. Insert 3 small pieces of 3mm filament in the registration holes. Glue together.
If you're using the version with a hatch, print the hatch and snap it into place.

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damn amazing job!! ur amazing

Nice design. Hatch doesn't fit on the top too well, keeps falling off.

I added two additional versions of the hatch with bigger pins, give them a try. I've been using only the new versions, really.

Thanks. I've already given it to my friends kid, so I'll print him out the new hatches for next time I see him. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Incidentally, he loves the saucer and aliens.

Really great design!

Kinda reminds me of the Li'l UFO from Earthbound. One of these days I want to design and print the Sky Runner...

I captured one of the flying saucers. I wonder if it flew directly here or did it come through Area 51? :)

I like that its done in OpenSCAD yellow. Nice.

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