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Banana Slug

by smwombat, published

Banana Slug by smwombat Feb 17, 2010

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Banana Slug by smwombat is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Here's my first attempt at 3-d modeling. The Banana slug is one of the most unusual creatures living in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.). Since my transplant here a decade ago, I am still amazed at how big they can get - up to 8 inches. I've made ceramic slugs and crocheted slugs, so a plastic one seemed like fun.

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Be careful of the eye stalks, they can break off. The slug in the photo has one eye stalk repaired with hot glue. I modified the file to include a wider base for the eye stalks, but have not printed this version. (I don't have a Makerbot, but I used one at Metrix Creat: Space in Seattle)

Note: Revised slug with thinner/neater optical stalks. Cleaned up the mesh.

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I like Metrix too. I had my slug printed in ABS (shorter print time) and it was $15. I forget what scale we used, but it is about 2.5 inches from the tail across to the the farthest curve near the head (it's more like 4 inches from 'nose end' to tail). I think you can get a small discount now that the design is in Thingiverse.

I want to make this, but I would have to make it at Metrix: Create Space (awesome place). I need to know if I can afford to have this printed, so how long did it take to print this?

Thanks.

cool! I still need to do a bunch of calibration, apparently... My eyes are really globby.

Thanks for the help with the STL.

btw... the exported STL did not render because it was blank. make sure the object you want to export is selected (outlined in pink) before you export. i've taken the liberty of re-exporting your file for ya!

This would be great in PLA with some LEDs.

cute, I think it needs a :D face in sharpie

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