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The Earth Puzzle

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (6 votes)
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3D model description


A 240 piece 3D puzzle of our planet based on real elevation data, land and sea floor (exaggerated and compressed for artistic effect).

Diameter: 200 mm (8 inch)
Print time: days..!
Models: pre-arranged on 4 standard sized build plates (195x195mm). Should fit any 200x200mm build plate now, even with a brim! (Update: You can use the reconfigurator script to re-arrange the pieces for different build plates.)
Each piece prints with it's number on the back now, no need to copy it manually any more.

A lot of fun to put together and quite challenging without the use of the cheat sheet.

You'll get the most stunning effect by painting the land masses a different color.


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3D printing settings

In order to successfully print this model your printer needs to be tuned to produce accurate dimensions and retract reliably without too much oozing.
Before you decide to get the full model I recommend to download the four test pieces, print them out and test the fit. Use them to tune your settings until the pieces interlock with a nice friction fit.
Having said that, I printed mine on an Ender 3 with little tweaks with no problems.

One last note about resin prints
A lot of resins shrink quite a bit after the print.. A 2% shrinkage is not unheard of. This isn't great for the puzzle pieces and will produce a very loose fit. Definitely worth testing with the calibration pieces. Your results may vary, let me know.

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 61314
  • 3D design format: PDF, STL, and ZIP Folder details Close
    • Puzzle_Readme.pdf
    • earth_puzzle_p1.stl
    • earth_puzzle_p2.stl
    • earth_puzzle_p3.stl
    • earth_puzzle_p4.stl

    Learn more about the formats

  • Last update: 2019-08-22 at 03:00
  • Publication date: 2019-06-21 at 08:30


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