White House 3D Make Week

We made a chess set representing the city of Columbus, GA. This work was in collaboration with Hunter Hall and Suriyana Mahadeo.

King – Coca Cola

Queen – Springer Opera House

Bishop – Old Church downtown

Knight – Ft. Benning

Pawn – Water Tower at Eagle and Phenix Mills

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STEM Honors Camp 2nd Print


This was their second print, improving upon their first print. They had 3 hours to complete their designs. All designs were printable. The MakerBot jammed twice (that I didn’t catch) while printing the pig in the background. It was the mini and kept printing even though it was jammed. See this post about MakerBot jams.


Coffee Table Test Print

Do not try to rip the coffee table off the print bed by holding any part of the coffee table. Invest in a scraper. I use the Cricut Craft Spatula. It’s thin enough to lift scrapbook paper off a glue pad. I left it in a different room and decided that I have pulled enough prints off the print bed by hand, and this print was no different.

The corner would not come up. I broke a leg. Pulling the build plate tape didn’t help either.


I walked up two flights of stairs and down a hallway to get the spatula…

T Rex Skull Upper Jaw

So when I printed the top skull, the mini asked me to resize again, and I said yes.

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I’m sure they know I’m resizing for a Mini, right?

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The mini resized the jaw to fit on the printbed, but the jaw was parallel to the printbed. The skull was resized to fit the printbed as well, but the skull was facing upward. There were two scales going on. Had I paid attention, I would have had to set the scale for the skull to match the jaw. Mr. T Rex has a severe overbite.


**note: top picture was taken with webcam in GoogleHangouts.

T-Rex Skull Lower Jaw

Printed the lower jaw of the T Rex Skull I found on Thingiverse here. I printed this on the Replicator Mini and it asked if I wanted to resize. I didn’t think anything of it, and clicked yes so that it would print…


And it printed fine. See next day for why you should not do so without thinking it through.