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Snowflake Ornaments

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Snowflake Ornaments by mathgrrl Dec 3, 2013

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No two snowflakes are alike! Unless you print more than 16 of these. I've included 16 different snowflake ornament designs.

Each one prints in 7-9 minutes so these make great quick gifts or ornaments to make in bulk for your tree.

SNOWFLAKE UPDATE 2014: Now you can Customize your own unique snowflake by making a sketch that "unfolds" into a design, just like when you make paper snowflakes, at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:570339

SNOWFLAKE UPDATE 2015: This year you can create algorithmically-grown snowflakes from a random seed and use sliding parameters to control the style and form of the design of the snowflakes, at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1159436

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Works well with MakerWare .3mm/low settings on a Replicator 2.

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Thanks a lot for sharing that design! I printed and gave several of them and they look great! It is also very nice to be able to print them so quickly.

​Congrats! Your model has been chosen as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

Great bulk variety of combinations. Thanks for the contribution. Each print was less than 10 minutes, varying between 5 minutes to 8 minutes each. Great also as present tags. We printed ours with a Solidoodle Generation 1.

What program did you use to make the snowflakes? Do you think that an upper elementary students could design them?

Here's a how-to, using Inkscape and Tinkercad: http://makerhome.blogspot.com/2013/11/day-70-snowflakes-part-1.html
I think if you got the workflow down pat that upper elementary students could do this.

They could also draw their own snowflakes, take a picture, and extrude, as in this tutorial: http://makerhome.blogspot.com/2013/12/day-109-sharpie-print.html

Or you could use the "Open in Customizer" button at this link to make one from a drawing on the computer screen (see also the picture examples and instructions for more information): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:570339

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These are awesome! Thank you for uploading them.

By raft do you mean a build layer? I am new at this and don't know how to remove this layer. I have a replicator 2. Thanks for responding, I like your designs.

When you print and choose Low/Standard/High there is also a box to check for raft and supports. For this design I would print on Low and uncheck both boxes. Let me know if that helps or not!

what am I doing wrong? My snowflake printed out with a plastic base.

Maybe you are printing them with a raft? Or, if not, then which printer are you using? These print really well on a Replicator 2 but I can't get them to print well on an Afinia H-Series even if I thicken them a lot and try not to use a raft.

I like the design of these snowflakes. Would you mind to publish the STL files here?
With STL, you would gain two advantages:
1) Thingiverse would generate a preview and
2) Users without a MakerBot (or MakerWare) can also print out these beautiful snowflakes.
Thanks!

oops, i meant to upload the .stl files and did the .x3g files by accident. you are completely right; they are now uploaded.

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