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3D model description


This is my printable version of the classic etch-a-sketch / telesketch. A kind of plotter-toy.

You can draw what you imagine rotating the X-Y knobs.

It works great with a marker or a pen.
The drawing area it's 15x10cms aprox.
The X-axis acts moving the complete paper, inspired in the Prusa Y-axis (moving all bed)

It has many parts and can print mostly without supports (i hate supports)

I've arrange the parts in 6 files according to impression parameters and print order.

Included a PDF with assemblig instructions and some tips.
Included a ZIP file with al the STL files for each part.
Also included the 123D Design files.

See the Print Settings.

And last: Sorry if my english it's not good, i'm from spain and have a bad grammar writting in english.

UPDATE!! The ZIP file ' now contains the STL's with all the pieces 'merged' (old files may cause problems with some slicing software').
Redownload if you have problems with separated parts in the STL's

UPDATE 18-Sept-2016: Youtube video ScienceMadeFunner published a great video ( ) printing, assembling and playing with MicroSketch. Check it out!

Video en Español: (The3DMates)

Have fun!!

3D printing settings


BQ Prusa i3 Hephestos


Doesn't Matter

Tested with PLA

Only use Rafts if you really have problems of adhesion. I've printed without rafts and it works

Important: Adjust the 'flow' on your print software to ensure all parts fit with a minimal sanding.
Recomended something like 'flow calibrator'

Print settings by file
Part 1: Base parts

Infill 50% or more

Resolution: 0.2

Part 2: Carriage Covers

Infill 50% or more

Resolution: 0.2 it's ok, 0.1 it's great!!

Part 3: CarriageXY

Infill: Doesn't matter (tested with 20%)

Resolution: 0.2

Part 4: Knobs (or alternative knobs labelled)

Infill: Doesn't matter (tested with 20%)

Resolution: 0.2

Part 5: Pen Holder

Infill: 50% or more

Resolution: 0.2 it's ok, 0.1 it's great!!

Part 6: Screws

Infill: 75% or more (tested with 100%)

Resolution: 0.1 it's great, tested with 0.2 and it works but not recomended

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • print1_base_parts.stl
    • print2_carriage_covers.stl
    • print3_carriageXY.stl
    • print4_alternative_knobs_labelled.stl
    • print4_knobs.stl
    • print5_pen_holder.stl
    • print6_screws.stl

    Learn more about the formats

  • Publication date: 2018/07/18 at 10:21





Hi all! , I'm Fernando Jerez, computer science teacher, amateur designer and electronics noob.
Love procedural/generative stuff, robots, and all kind of 3D printable stuff.
Hope you enjoy my designs.

Contact me by private message: @ferjerez3d (Instagram,Twitter)

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