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Jewelry Hand

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Jewelry Hand by MakerBot Nov 13, 2009

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This is a great print in the new MakerBot Flexible Filament. Learn more here: http://mbot.co/18m7Sj7

Get a spool and flex your 3D design muscles now: http://mbot.co/14YkUTB

Update 2009: Cleaned up the hand and made it suitable for printing on a MakerBot. Its smaller and I removed the hollow insides to make it more solid.

Update: I also removed the dish that was holding the hand so you can print it even bigger.

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This one has some aggressive overhangs, but if you use the secret technique of propping up one side of your makerbot with some books, then it will print perfectly (see picture)

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Love the idea of the angled printer. Kudos. How am I just seeing this now. :)

will you post the STL for the love hand?

You could make a series of instructional hand positions for sign language.

Hadn't thought about tilting the machine like that. Brilliant! Thanks you.

great job on the hand. and it's great for holding cigarettes (i mashed it with an ashtray).

Odd mine stuck together quite bad was not able to release any suggestions?

Is there a way of making a mirror image of this STL file? then I can make left and right hands...

Would inversing X or Y (or maybe you'd have to do both) do it?

INverse just one not both does the trick.

Just go into ReplicatorG and click "Mirror" and it gives you options for mirroring STLs.

Interesting idea with the overhangs. could you not make a way to attach motors to it to have it adjust the angle automatically?

Are you sure that the books (tilting the machine) actually helped with this print? The effects of gravity (as in the RepRap in space blog post) are actually negligible. If not, this might be a useful technique after all...

you should be able to print 60
° overhang without any problems ..

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1169http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Overhang test for RepRap/RapMan/RepStrap

this is different from the upside down technique adrian was posting about. the problem is that the thumb overhang is about 60deg. when that part gets printed there's no plastic from the previous layer directly underneath it. this hack changes there 'down' direction so that it is in line with the previous layers. since the rest of the object is essentially vertical, all the other things still print fine.

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