PACMAN CHASER mechanical toy

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PACMAN CHASER mechanical toy by AliG3D Aug 4, 2017
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Fantastically useless but awesome PACMAN CHASER mechanical toy. Seconds of endless fun await.

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I am just starting to print the ghosts and I have a question. Do the cog's need support in the middle?


Thanks for asking, yes, I printed WITH supports on the underside of the cogs. hope you post a pic of the finished model.

All the best

I will. Thanks for the reply.

As a Pacman fanatic I have to print this, but also I have to mention that inserts in the running away ghosts should be purple and not yellow.

That is how thay look like in the ' real life ' .

Thanks for sharing.

Slowly printing this up while playing around with my multimaterial (Prusa). I haven't started printing the actual ghosts up so I apologize if this sounds stupid.

Is there a way to print a way for the ghost and scared ghost to connect to itself? I can glue them together, but I think it would be neater if they can snap together somehow.

Hi, not stupid at all, thank you for asking.

I did design the front and back of the ghosts to simply glue together but I could easily add small pegs to the front and small holes to the back with a tight tolerance to allow them to be pressed together, however this would mean printing one side of the ghosts face down on the print bed.

I would be happy to modify the ghosts to allow you to print an entire ghost in a single 4 color pass through your multimaterial upgrade, the only compromise you would need to make is that the pupils would have to be dark blue (which they are in the arcade anyway) so that each ghost used a maximum of 4 colors.

Let me know how I can help in any way.

From a printing standpoint (for those without multimaterial), I think face down for those with pegs wouldn't be the end of the world. There's a small amount of bridging already so the face part wouldn't have too many issues (I would think?).

You could also have both with holes and print small pegs that connect both (similar to the gear cubes), but I know that's getting a bit complex and convoluted.

I was considering trying to get my Slicer to print as 1 piece. It might be a neat addition to have them as 1 piece for otheres, as I'm using this as one of my "hey, look what my printer can do". But it's not wholly necessary. Glue isn't the end of the world :)


I will add pegs later on today or tomorrow no problem, I don't see printing the ghosts face down with slight bridging being an issue at all.

In the meantime I have modified my ghost 123Design file to (hopefully) allow you to print it in a single 4 color pass.

Download from my dropbox here


I don't have a multimaterial system so I'm hoping this file is useful. :)

Hello, I would like to print this, what do you use to open a .123dx file? thanks for the great work

Hi oxgon,

Thank you, to print just download the STL files, they are all you need.The 123dx file (created using Autodesk 123Design which unfortunately has been discontinued) was only created to allow 'TheSquall' to print the ghosts in a single pass using the Prusa Multi-material upgrade.

Hope this helps, all the best

Hello AliG3d, I currently have the MM upgrade so was hopping to print with four colors. I ended up uploading the stl files into tinker cad and putting it together and doing a export and it worked great!
I've printed about 50% and looking forward to finishing, really cool project. I just have to pull the supports out of the eyes.

Printed great! Working on the other 3 ghosts now. (https://imgur.com/a/OejAD)

WOW! That looks fantastic, to print that in a single pass is awesome :)

Figured I should follow-up. Finished everything out with no issues. I think if I were to try to modify this, I'd keep the look similar to the several-part design: 1. Put a small gap (1x 0.4mm layer?) between the blue and yellow; you may not be able to see it but it actually does have a green look for where the blue and yellow meet. 2. give the 3d detail to the eyes, so that the white and black/blue have some depth to them. I liked that look on the original ghosts.

Also, I'm not sure, but it might be helpful to figure out a way to lock in the covers to the base so that the gears can't get accidentally pulled out (it's happened a couple times so far).

Anyway, here is. Thanks for your 3d model and for being so quick to respond/help :D https://imgur.com/a/3KuUQ

Great print, love seeing new prints, thank you.

On my own print the pacman wasn't a super tight fit, quickly fixed with a little funtac (blutac) which keeps things tight and still allows parts to be removed, I would put a little on the gear covers to stop them being pulled off.

Thank you for posting your make, awesome and very much appreciated.

Love the model, and the description is just perfect! I am convinced that TinWhiskerz (a cubicle neighbour of mine) made a version of this just so he could quote that line from your description (well, it was a contributing factor at least :wink: ).

Haha, thanks beer92266, Glad to hear you're appreciating it's tedious magnificence :)

This is really awesome man!

Thanks UncleJessy, glad you like it, comment very much appreciated.