One of my longer projects: The Sky Island. Also known as floating islands, these mysterious islands levitate in the sky out of the reach of mere mortals. Until now that you can print your own!
Video with time-lapse and model assembly:
The model comes with couple of options: You can have it planted on a base with a bearing so it can be placed on a table or shelf and rotated effortlessly, or you can print the tree crown with a loop for hanging the model high up (as sky islands are supposed to be).
The island part is hollow and the city part is hollowed out enough to let light out while still printable completely support free. For assembly you can print the pegs to have the city part work as a lid, if you want to be able to open it up at any point. How well these fit will be up to your printer, might have to scale up or down as I can't say how precise my printers are in the end. You can also opt to just glue it all together as more permanent solution.
I planned to have this rotate with a motor but that part of the project turned out to be bit complicated when it comes to supplying power to a rotating object. I'm choosing not to release the prototype as I can't say how safe it is in the long run.
Supports only required for the tree crown, unless you choose to print the flat version.
I'm a 3D printing enthusiast, still teaching myself modeling. Teaching others too occasionally and spreading the word about the technology and it's possibilities. This is also outlet for my artistic side, finally a suitable medium for me to express at least some level of creativity!
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