MakerFaire 2012 3D Printing Challenge

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MakerFaire 2012 3D Printing Challenge by jmil Sep 30, 2012



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**Update: Big thanks to all who agreed to participate among all those in the 3D Print Pavilion. (UP!, Ultimaker, Bukobot) I know it was tough to commandeer one of your bots to this impromptu contest and we really appreciate it. This contest idea by Christopher Thompson is something we are hoping to make into an official event at MakerFaire 2013. Send any comments or suggestions to us at Hive76.org.

Congrats to Ultimaker on winning the 3D Printing Challenge. HUGE THANKS to our donors John Abella, Dave Durant, Johnny Russell and several others!
And thanks to our team of Judges. Detailed blog post to follow explaining the criteria and the judges scores: http://www.hive76.org/**

Can you print this tree?

We are researching bio-inspired vascular trees at University of Pennsylvania.

The best print of this file (any scale) by September 30th 5 pm will win a cash prize. Present your print to the Hive76 booth in the 3D Printer Village.


** Update2: Siert from Ultimaker sent me a more manifold version of the tree that should work with any slicer. The tree generator we used created manifold cones protruding into each other, which caused KISSlicer to mess up (but Skeinforge and Slic3r proceeded normally).

Thanks Siert!

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Where can we see the submissions ?

When I get my Makibox I'm gonna try print this.

I tried it on my Ultimaker but Cura doesn't seem to like even the fixed, optimised, repaired file. It produces some realy bad artifacts at regular intervals along the height of the model. Tried printing it anyway and it just halts when it gets to the first of these artifacts.

If you can upload cleaner model I'd love to give it another go.

we will have a full review of the contest and competitors soon at http://Hive76.orgHive76.org

Did anyone else try to print this? Any pics?