Update 12/23/2017: A couple of people have reported that they had a lot of trouble with the fit of the parts into the backplate. I have modified all of the pieces for steps 1 and 2 to allow for a bit of wiggle room, which makes the assembly much easier. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!
This is an 8-bit Mario (as in Super Mario Bros.) hanging ornament made specifically for multi-extruder printers (though I have included a one-piece model for single-extruder machines). It's perfect for the rear-view mirror, Christmas tree, etc.
Please be aware that - though some post-printing assembly is required - the fully colourized version of this model was not designed to be printed in pieces on a single-extruder machine and assembled afterwards. Use mario_onepiece.stl to get everything at once in a single colour.
The print in the cover photo was done on a quad extruder Prusa i3 MK2 MMU as follows:
- mario_step1_white.stl white PLA (extruder 1)
- mario_step1_green.stl green PLA (extruder 2)
- mario_step1_red.stl red PLA (extruder 3)
- mario_step2_blue.stl blue PLA (extruder 1)
- mario_step2_brown.stl brown PLA (extruder 2)
- mario_step2_red.stl red PLA (extruder 3)
- mario_step2_flesh.stl pale flesh PLA (extruder 4)
- mario_step3_black.stl black PLA (extruder 1)
- mario_step4_yellow.stl gold PLA (extruder 4)
Because I used more colours than I have extruders, some post-printing assembly is required. I have allowed for some wiggle room between the various parts, so things should fit together fairly easily with little-to-no sanding/clean-up. In general, the yellow/gold buttons and black eye/stache get attached to the Mario model, which then gets placed into the Mario-shaped hole in the white backplate.
For those of you who have fewer extruders (or who like painting a lot more than I do), I have included mario_onepiece.stl, which can be used to print everything at once in a single colour/material, no post-printing assembly required.
When printed at 100% size, the ornament measures approximately 57mm x 75mm.