Avogadro and his Mole

Bucket O' Octopodes (thicker legs)

by moleofproduction, published

Avogadro and his Mole
Bucket O' Octopodes (thicker legs) by moleofproduction May 28, 2011

Featured Thing!

101 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps


Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

25298Views 6787Downloads


The original prints beautifully with ABS, but with PLA the legs broke off in my pocket. I used SketchUp to make them a couple mm thicker.

(also, "octopus" is Greek, not Latin, so you would either pluralize it as an English word, "octopuses," or a Greek word, "octopodes," pronounced "ahk-TOP-oh-dees." Not that it at all matters in the slightest.)

Love love LOVE the original.

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Treatstock is an online platform that offers decentralized manufacturing services such as 3D printing and CNC machining for clients all over the world. We offer free and instant access to comparati...

App Info Launch App

3D print your favourite design with NinjaPrototype, a professional 3D manufacture with consistent quality and speed.

App Info Launch App

This model is actually proving to be a pretty awesome test model for various slicing and driver technologies. Lots of complex curves with layering. As well, it tends to shake out slicers that don't have "keep the head inside" anti-stringing support! Several images, a blog post on print quality, will be along soon!

Thanks for sharing!!

Came out great on my Prusa Mendel! I can actually see the polygons from the STL in its head, they almost look like veins...

This is my favorite calibration print. Complicated enough in every axis, and even if the arms curl up, it's an Octopus, so my cow-orkers love my failed prints as desk guardians.

That's not the only change here. The head has much less over hang (and is much less alien like) so the file prints much better than the original stl


I modded " octopusv10block fixed sc055.stl," which already had the head with little overhang.

Works brilliantly, thanks!