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BattleFleet Star Wars vs. Star Trek

by chemteacher628, published

BattleFleet Star Wars vs. Star Trek by chemteacher628 Jan 21, 2017

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NEW Check out my new Battlestar Galactica expansion pack: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2187098

Settle the age-old question of which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek, with this battleship style game. This game is 100% 3D printed!

I have included an .STL template file as well so you can create your own pieces for the game. Just build your game piece on top of the pegs. The pegs are spaced to fit the game board. For the holes on the top of the game pieces, I recommend a diameter of 4mm. If you make your own pieces, please share them as a "Make" of this design as I would love to see what others come up with.

**The game stands up very well on a flat surface. That being said, there are two slots on the back of the top board that you can use to attach an extended stand of your own design if needed.

Print Settings

Printer:

FlashForge Creator Pro

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

.2mm or higher

Infill:

5-20


Notes:

I recommend using a higher infill on the bottom of the board than on the top to help the game board stay stable. Because of the detail on the board, higher infills are recommended to avoid gaps in the top layers.

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Hi :-) When I load the top board, it is at an angle and I can't rotate it to sit on the printer bed so that the view from the bottom is blue (the bottom board is fine). Any ideas on what to do? Thanks.

The answer depends on the slicer that you are using. The top should print fine with the outside surface flat on the bed. Some slicers will let you click the part of the print you want to touch the bed, while in others you have to rotate manually until the part lies flat.

Ok - thanks very much.

Great job with this project! I would love to make this as a gift for my husband.

My problem is it automatically reduces to 60% when loaded into Cura in order for it to fit my robo3d C2 printer? Will it be useable at that size? I'm at a loss as to what adjustments to make to print it full size. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much.

If you reduce the size of the pegs and ships by 60% as well it should work. You may want to just print a small portion of the board first though as a test before printing the entire thing. Additionally, because the posts on the pieces will be so much thinner, I reccomend printing them on their sides with at least three perimeters to add strength to them.

I printed the items at 60% but it's nearly impossible to clean up the smaller pieces without damaging, or even breaking off, the tiny pegs at the bottoms. Do you know of a way to print the board pieces in two parts then attach them, in other words each board would have 4 pieces - two combined to create the cover of each board, and 2 to create the bottom of the boards - for smaller printer plates?

Judging from the results seen from a 60% size reproduction - it is obviously a design worth printing and having which will provide a portable and compact form of enjoyment seemingly for quite some time. Unfortunately being new to the 3d printing community I question my ability to create such a variation without botching up the holes needed for playing in some way, or even knowing if it is at all possible to do so.

I would really appreciate your opinion of if the possibility of doing so even exists before i even attempt to tackle such a project.

Thanks so much for your past help and any future assistance you can provide.

You can definitely do that. You can use Meshmixer to cut the parts and then glue them together after they are printed. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wzut-W2zTk.

Meshmixer can be found here: http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html

That's wonderful. Thanks so much for all your help and once again thanks for such a great item.

Hello. There i see some errors in my slicer on models:

Rebel_Transport.stl
Landspeeder.stl

Can you repair them please?

Please be more specific about what these errors are. Which slicer are you using as well?

May 9, 2017 - Modified May 9, 2017
JohnyR - in reply to chemteacher628

I am using Slic3r Prusa edition 1.34.1. When i will oben stl file and click on it there is in the right bottom corner (Manifold: Auto-repaired 34661 errors) And model looks broken with holes. The other model has errors too but not that many.

I checked the models in Meshmixer, Slic3r, and Simplify3D and and they seem to be okay. Can you turn auto-repair off? I have had problems in the past with slicers "over correcting" on various models.

I think there is no setting to turn off auto repairing in Slic3r. Anyway thank you for help ;)

Hmmm is it only me having issues with either the size of the wholes or the size of the PEGs / Vehicles?

The tolerances on the pieces are very tight as they do tend to loosen up over time. Tolerances are printer dependent, so even though they work well for me, they may not for someone else. Here are two solutions though.

  1. Scale the pegs and pieces down uniformly by a very small amount in your slicer. I would guess that 1-2% would be plenty.

  2. Roll up a piece of sand paper and smooth down the holes on the board.

Let me know if this works.

will try the scale trick, yep. ty!

How many pegs are required of each color actually? :D

For red you need at most 34 pegs per player. White pegs vary game to game but I would estimate between 60 and 70 per player.

Oh and cool profile pic!

I need this in my play-room!!

One of my most anticipated prints yet! The whole family is looking forward to the finished product! I did drill out the peg holes to make them fit better

This is AWESOME!

Hahaha! This'll be fun for game night. Great idea!

Thank you loads for the time you put into this.

Awesome!! great work

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