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Updated Advent Calendar for 2017
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It's a 3d printed advent calender!. This project is based of a design on thingiverse by Peter Leppik. When I found this design I decided to ask a couple of 3d printing and designer friends to each design one of more new blocks for the new calender. I did the basic design in fusion 360 and shared the various blank blocks with them to modify and play with. The end result is a new version of the original design made by many people.
All the blocks for the tree are currently available without it's insert, I'll update the new insert/gift for each day. So be sure to check back regularly!
If you want to play along then please share your photos on social media with the hashtag #3dprintadvent.
Remixed from thing 2324616
Day 3 - Christmas Rubber Ducky - Andries Smuts
This insert is available in two options, either as a 1 piece print, or in individual pieces if you want to print it in different colors.
Day 4 - Christmas Lollipop - Tom Van den Bon
Print as is, or change filament on the last few layers to create a fun lollipop :)
Day 5 - Christmas Robot - Lelanie Smuts
Print the various parts and put them together. It's robot time!
It is suggested to use a brim on this one
Day 8 - Beemo - Rick Treweek
Print at highest res, use 1,75mm filament pieces as arms and legs. When kept in puzzle piece, place base inside, pop beemo in and then use the arms and legs to lock him into the puzzle piece.
When removed, you can hook the filament into the little holes in the arms and legs, then hook them into baseplate. :)
Day 9 - Trumpet - Candice Howe
This one requires support.
Notes from Gerhardt:
- Depending on your printer setup, you might need to set the box and lid infill to 30%.
You can try 10%, my printer or filament didn't bridge everywhere so I tried 20 & 30%.
- The Raptor can be printed on it's back(more detail) or sitting flat(gives more lizard skin texture).
- The lid "Clip" is 2mm, it is too long and has to be trimmed a bit with a knife to fit well. My printer and my noob skills couldn't get it to work so good. So trimming it a bit helps more than making and printing it the correct size.
Day 13 - ?? - Andries Smuts
Day 14 - ?? - Tom Van den Bon
Day 15 - ?? - Thomas Torr
Day 16 - ?? - Candice Howe
Day 17 - ?? - Shaun Nadan
Day 18 - ?? - Tom Van den Bon
Day 19 - ?? - Gerhardt Breedt
Day 20 - ?? - P.J Prinsloo
Day 21 - ?? - Mohammed Hassen
Day 22 - ?? - Shaun Nadan
Day 23 - ?? - Chris Venter
Day 24 - ?? - Shaun Nadan
How I Designed This
The main blank tree was redesigned in Fusion 360 and all the blocks were distributed to my designer friends who had fun with them :)
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