Old State House Boston

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Old State House Boston by MakeALot Nov 25, 2013
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__Update: I uploaded the wrong OldStateHouseWalls.stl file. I have uploaded a OldStateHouseWalls_Fixed.stl version and deleted the original__
Given the opening of the Makerbot store in Boston, I thought I'd model one of the city's historic buildings.
from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_State_House_(Boston)
"On July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the east side balcony to jubilant crowds by Col. Thomas Crafts (one of the Sons of Liberty). At one o'clock Col. Crafts rose in the Council Chamber and read it to the members.[8] Then, fellow patriot Sheriff William Greenleaf attempted to read it from the balcony, but he could only muster a whisper. Col. Crafts then stood next to the sheriff and read it from the balcony in a stentorian tone. For most people, it was a festive occasion, as about two-thirds of Boston residents supported the revolution. The lion and the unicorn on top of the building were removed and burned in a bonfire"


Make the roof from a slate colour, the walls from a brick colour , the side door wood in black and the rest of the parts for a white/yellow.
The balcony and side door will need to be printed with supports, all the other parts print without.
All STLs should be in the correct position for printing.
I printed this on a Replicator 2 at low quality in Makerware i.e. 0.3mm layer height, 10% fill, 2 perimeters, at 90 mm/s & 230 degrees C.

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Great work on this model. I'm printing on an XYZ DaVinci at 83% to make it fit. So far so good. Amazing fit, parts almost snap together. What scale is this? From google map measurements, I'm guessing it is about 1:160.

Thanks, glad it's going well. I'm afraid I don't know the scale, I just guessed from images.

this is an excellent model! It looks like a lot of thought went into thinking about designing the model for 3d printing!

Thank you! The students are enjoying watching it all come together.

Oh good, nice to hear!

If any of them are technical (and interested), they might want to look at the .scad file (although it's not a good primer by any means)
It's all just basic geometric shapes arranged in 3D space and either added or subtracted from each other.

Sorry to anyone who downloaded this, everything I uploaded apart from the walls are 1.5 x Scale!
so scale the walls by 1.5 to match the rest of the parts.

If you use the scad file to generate the parts, it is fine.

I'll upload a rescaled walls part.

I am having the same issue that gregbozzi is. I printed the walls and they were significantly smaller than the roof. Has anyone found the right ratio yet?

I just downloaded everything and checked, somehow I uploaded the wrong walls part.
It should be scaled by 1.5 I have uploaded a _Fixed file

I printed this and the walls came out smaller than the rest. what should the scale be?

Thank you greatly for sharing your hard work !
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