This is the caffeine molecule, you can use it as a coffee mug placemat

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This is the caffeine molecule, you can use it as a coffee mug placemat by ejo60 Jan 2, 2015

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Caffeine is a molecule, and I designed it such that you can put a coffee mug on it.


This was inspired by what I saw on thingiverse, so I made one which I liked best, this is version 6 actually. Sketchup was used to made the 3d model and to convert it into stl, and the PP3DP up printer software printed the stl file. Earlier versions did not have all atoms indicated by letter, this one does, hydrogen is skipped because you often do in chemistry. But it is also a nice high school exam question, such as, what is the weight of this molecule and where is the hydrogen? Have fun.

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hey man what if u no hablo espanol ? is htere a translator on this ? =

lol but I can't give it to a non-chemist and say: 'caffeine molecule - but half the atoms are missing you have to imagine the hydrogen' :-)

Other than that it's really neat :-)

how about one with the hydrogen ?
without it, it's not actually correct.

I guess things have changed, when i was studying chemistry at college we always put all the atoms in a molecule.

Read also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeletal_formula where in the case of the caffeine molecule implicit hydrogen is assumed.

interesting, --- i struggled through chemistry, i wish they would have allowed coffee in the classroom in highschool !!!

My teacher would love this.

My teacher would love this.

Awesome. Love coffee.

Also, I just tried to print this, but the model is actually very small. More like keychain size.

You might try checking the unit size you program is importing.
If you're using MM and the files are saved in inches it might not be the size it was intended.

Ok, I will check the size with future stl files, thanks for reminding me.