I’m getting the hang of 3D printing now. I started off thinking that I would be using it to print cases for gadgets. I am doing that, but now I’m just printing out things that I find pleasing. Like the “Heart Gears” above from Thingiverse. I’ve been busy today writing quiz questions and auction stuff for Three Thing Game and in the background Una the Ultimaker has been turning out the parts above. It is a design that we saw at the exhibition yesterday and I really like it.
I’m not completely happy with the results (that will never happen) but on the whole I think it works well. The gears turn and the object turns into and out of a heart shape. I need to adjust the flow and layers slightly to get rid the gaps in the surfaces above.