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The Mars Puzzle

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3D model description

A 240 piece 3D puzzle of Mars based on real elevation data (exaggerated a little for artistic effect).

Diameter: 190 mm (7.5 inches)
Print time: days..!
Models: pre-arranged on 4 standard sized build plates (195x195mm). Should fit any 200x200mm build plate now, even with a brim! (You can use the reconfigurator webtool to re-arrange the pieces for different build plates.)

Print your own Mars before we start our colonies there ;)

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
Printing these puzzles in resin is particularly challenging due to warping and shrinking. Definitely worth testing with the calibration pieces. Your results may vary, let me know.

The files as STLs.

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 731386
  • 3D design format: PDF and ZIP Folder details Close
    • MarsPuzzle-singles-rename_to_zip.pdf
      • Mars_Puzzle_195x195_p4.stl
      • Mars_Puzzle_195x195_p1.stl
      • Mars_Puzzle_195x195_p2.stl
      • Mars_Puzzle_195x195_p3.stl
    • Puzzle_Readme.pdf

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  • Publication date: 2022-05-21 at 06:02


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