Personalized Glowing Valentines for Kids

by VickyTGAW, published

Personalized Glowing Valentines for Kids by VickyTGAW Feb 11, 2016

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Blender OpenSCAD

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For my son's preschool class, we printed personalized, glowing Valentines for each child. My son and a vast majority of his classmates have unique names that you aren't going to readily find in mass produced items. I printed the first 1mm in Red and then switched the filament and printed the details (including the personalized name) in GlowFill.

Thanks to Riham's STL to OpenSCAD tool (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:62666), I was able to make this into a Customizer project even though the heart and the hook itself were originally modeled in Blender.

If you just want a normal heart, turn off the Make Pendant option.

Details on my modeling and printing process can be found at http://tgaw.com/wp/?p=333

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The red layers I printed in 0.25 high layers. When I switched filaments to GlowFill, I also switched down to 0.10mm high layers.

0 - 1mm: ColorFabb Traffic Red PLA/PHA
1.1mm and above: ColorFabb GlowFill

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Both the heart and the hook I originally modeled in Blender. I used Riham's STL to OpenSCAD tool (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:62666) to convert that to OpenSCAD code.

By changing OpenSCAD variables I was able to quickly make models for all 17 children.

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OOh thanks for commenting. So you would need two STL files right-- one for the red and one for the GlowFill? (I have a single extruder machine over here). Let me know!

Yes 2 seprete files I have a 3 extruder printer too