The Great Pyramid of Giza

by MakerBot Apr 14, 2014
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Something went totally wrong here. The outside is Khafre pyramid and inside is Hufu-s. Too bad, since lots of work has been done here.

This is two pieces, which means it is definitely going to need supports to build. Will the supports mess up on the uneven surface of the pyramid's exterior?

It looks different from any existing pyramid, but most likely Khafre, which is the middle pyramid of the 3 large pyramids at Giza.

people mistake the middle pyramid at Giza as the Great pyramid, because a lot of photos are taken with the smaller of the three pyramids in front, which make the middle pyramid to look the biggest.
and also the Sphinx is in front of the Middle pyramid, not the Great pyramid.

the Great pyramid of Egypt is the Northern Most of the 3 Giza pyramid, and the Eastern Most, Nearest to the Nile.

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Am I the only one who realized this is NOT the pyramid of Giza? Huge mistake for an "educational" print.

this is the wrong pyramid


How i can print dots in B, R, A, D letters? It means supports use?

Thank you!

I am going to use this model for a social studies project

I haven't been able to get this to download. Any suggestions?

As previous commenters have noted, this is NOT an accurate exterior depiction of The Great Pyramid of Giza, which is missing virtually all of its exterior casing stones. To me, this is a ridiculously bad mistake on a model that is supposed to have an educational purpose.

how long does it take :)

What program was used to design this project?

loved it.
Can some one help me to amend this a lil bit please.

This is amazing! A true architect! I am so getting one printed! Awesome design!

The outside is the pyramid of Khafre, not the Great Pyramid. All the rest of the information inside is accurate (for the Great Pyramid), however. Any chance we could get either an updated outside or inside? Though I'll admit the inside of the pyramid of Khafre isn't nearly as interesting as the inside of the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

If someone uses a Slic3r, file Giza_main.stl may be corrupted and will print bad. I recommend repair the file in Netfabb https://netfabb.azurewebsites.net/ - It helped me

I dont understand why people cant make manifold objects. I wish thingiverse would prohibit files that are not solid.

Hi Curriculum!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is it my impression or this a very - and I mean VERY - cool 3D rendition of the Pyramid of Khafre, not the Great Pyramid of Giza? It's that little extra at the top that gives it away...
I love the fact that these things can be printed out as schools and used to teach kids so, even though I feel like I'm nit-picking a little bit on this, I think it's worth mentioning it.
But congrats all the same.

Oh, I've just noticed you're Makerbot! I'm new at this and I was trying not to hurt the feelings of some poor anonymous user... Well, get your act straight "Curriculum"! This is inadmissable!!
(And could you please give me a job? "History Fact Checker" maybe? )

I will definately try this on our Felix 3.0 machine...will post the result one of these days !

I can second the hair spray idea. I have an Afinia H479 that I use glass build plates with. I give the plate two shots of hair spray (Suave Max Hold) and then start the 15 minute preheat. So far it's worked well. Plan to give this pyramid a try after some other projects are finished.

Thank you for the hair spray suggestion. Does it really work that well? It is difficult getting the tackiness just right: so the plastic sticks and does not slide around if the adhesive is too wet. How long should I wait between the three shots of spray? Then, how long should I wait after the third spray before starting the print? Thank you.

how long did that take?

Hi, This is really a great design and I downloaded the files to print it. UNFORTUNATELY, I am using a CUBE to print it, and true to form, the material started to warp terribly due to the large size of the base. The CUBE works well for smallish objects, but the glue they use to secure the printed object to the glass print plate leaves a lot to be desired. Bottom line, I could not print your pyramid. Bummer! You did an outstanding job though!!! Congrats.

Try using hairspray instead of the Cube glue. Spray 3 layers of the hair spray on the glass plate and try it again. It will still wash off with water but sticks better.

it would look great in sandstone

love this! would be awesome to hide something that shows only when held to a light

So, these should really print on their SIDE? Looks like it will fall over during printing........no?

Thanks for pointing this out! Repositioned and saved as .stl files. Let us know how it looks now.

Thank you! I was pretty convinced that gravity would be the enemy for that sideways printing. ;)

Nope, you can print as shown without any problem!

Okey dokey....the OBJ file is not the same as pictured above, sitting on its base.

Wow! this is so cool Curriculum.
I have received my 5th Gen Replicator last week and I'm surprised how many cool things I've made within the week.
My question is, what setting should i use for this print?
I was thinking 0.10mm, 10% infill, should i use support? (i'm thinking yes because of the letters)
I have read that i can do 0.050mm on my machine.
Would i be able to print at 50 microns?
I will upload my make when i finish the print :)

Hi Daniel,
These files have been optimized for printing without rafts or support. For best results, set it at 3% infill and print at standard resolution. We can't wait to see what yours looks like!

Awesome! Love your work :)
Will post some pics when i have finished
Many thanks