Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
Ghostbusters Ghost Trap (1984)
by countspatula, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
Electro-Mechanics Guide is now available in my shop! 95 page, fully-illustrated guide geared toward the layman to build and install electronics and mechanics.
Check out the Sneak Peek PDF for a taste of what the guide is like plus a full list of parts needed: http://bit.ly/Electro_Sneak-Peek
Arduino code & SFX files available for free on my site: http://bit.ly/3D_Kit_Instructions
- Print Guide updated to v10 - indicates which parts need printed for electronics installation
- Uploaded new version of top frame (regular & dual outlet) with reinforced door supports.
- Uploaded new versions of GB1 RIGHT side panel parts. Originally I had the resistor centered on the vector plate. After reviewing photos of the movie prop realized it's off-center toward the back of the plate. New versions of RT panel, RT LG aluminum plate and GB1 vector plate uploaded and replaces old versions.
- Uploaded cut-up versions of side panels and bottom frame for smaller print beds. Print FRONT & REAR and glue together.
- Added GB1 versions of vector plate and resistor plus matching aluminum plate and side panel as they have different hole arrangements.
- Renamed some files for organizational purposes - model remains the same
- Print Guide updated to v9, reflects new parts, corrections and more details.
A complete list of hardware needed for a Standard trap (fully 3D printed) is included in the downloads. You can also get all hardware and Deluxe upgrade parts directly from me: https://charlesworthdynamics.etsy.com
Trap Pedal is also available to print:
This Ghost Trap is over 58 parts designed to be fully 3D printed except for the screws that hold it all together. The trap can also accommodate electronics for lights, sound, door mechanics and smoke. The first two gallery pictures show a Deluxe trap with as much real hardware as possible.
This is a hybrid between the GB1 & GB2 traps - overall size, screw placement and knobs are GB2, the protruding cartridge is GB1. I modeled the trap starting with excellent plans from Sean Bishop and Stefan Otto from www.gbfans.com. From there I made further modifications based on my own research and an abundance of photo reference.
While the trap is fully printable, it was designed based on real parts whenever possible so they can be swapped out as an upgrade. For example, 1/16" aluminum plates can be swapped out by using the 3D printed ones as a template.
To learn more about how the Trap was designed and built, see me on Tested.com:
You will need a print bed that can accommodate up to 8.8" W x 4" D. The original was fully printed on the Dremel Idea Builder. Cut-up versions of some parts have been uploaded for smaller print beds.
All files have been run through mesh repair and are ready to print. They are oriented for optimal print quality.
To help confirm scale, I have uploaded cube_1_inch.stl and cube_20mm.stl. Depending on what system you are using, load one of these cubes with the parts and confirm if it is 1" or 20mm. If so, all the parts should be at proper scale.
I'm not providing print settings since it can vary wildly from printer to printer. Certain parts, such as the handle and handle frame should use a higher infill for strength. Other parts, such as the foster connectors benefit from slower speeds. A hardware list and print guidelines are included in the download.
SPECIAL ULTIMAKER NOTE: The side panels and bottom frame JUST fit on the UM2 print bed. In order to print you have to open Expert Settings > Skirt > Line Count and set it to 0. The part should be placed going left to right and nudged as far left as it will go. It's been recently discovered that due to the new fan shroud on the UM2+ the side panels must be rotated approx 45 degrees and bottom panel can't be printed at all without swapping out fan shroud. See Comments section. Finally, I have also discovered that Cura refuses to print the scribe lines (paint guides) on the top doors. MakerBot Desktop and Simplify3D print them no problem, not sure what's up with Cura - prints fine otherwise.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Ghostbusters Ghost Trap (1984) by countspatula is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving countspatula a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure countspatula would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).