Adalinda: The Singing Incense Serpent

by cjrussell, published

Adalinda: The Singing Incense Serpent by cjrussell Feb 28, 2015


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This is a remix of Loubie's beautiful dragon sculpture, Adalinda: The Singing Serpent (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:246198).

Loubie had added a channel through the print so it would look like she's singing. Taking that, I edited the print to include a reservoir to hold a 1" incense cone.

Simply light up your incense, get a good coal going, and drop Adalinda on top. Enjoy!

Note: NEVER leave incense burning unattended. You'll need to put some aluminum foil, or the entire print into an incense bowl to prevent the incense from burning through your table. Additionally, some types of incense can leave a residue on the inside track of the air channel (like you'd get in your chimney in your house). If you start noticing a strange smell coming from her, or visibly notice buildup of soot and such inside the channel you should attempt to clean it as best as possible to prevent it from accidentally igniting. The chances of this are very slim, but it is posted here simply as a warning.


From the original instructions:

"You will need to use lots of cooling when printing her with PLA. With ABS, an enclosed environment is preferred as too much cooling will cause the model to crack

You need to ensure your filament is measured as precisely as it can be (so your flowrate is correct) as the model will show up excess material really easily and it will spoil the clarity of the print."

Also, this print can be scaled UP as much as you want, but do not scale it DOWN. The reservoir is just large enough at this size to hold the 1" incense cone. Any smaller and you'll be running into problems. This model was scaled down from the original to fit on a tiny build platform, so maximize her!

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Doesn't work. Printed full scale and it immediately extinguishes the incense cone??

I've seen some incense work better than others, but it's been a while since I've lit one up to remember the brand I was using. At the base of the sculpture you should see a little upside down U in her belly where the incense cone is visible when it's sitting flat. That allows air-flow into the reservoir to keep the cone lit. Make sure that isn't obstructed. You might need to file it open a little more to increase the air-flow if you're still having issues. Sorry to hear it's not working out for you. I'll see about adding some additional feeding lines for air into the cone if you continue to have problems.

That is cool. Adalinda approves:-)

I am very happy that she does, thank you!