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Print-In-Place Pumpkin Spider

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3D model description

PLEASE NOTE: This can be a challenging print, and while the end result is very satisfying, it may need some tuning depending on your printer.
A raft can help if you have adhesion or elephants' foot problems. Remember to turn off supports/brim! :)))

Pumpkin mode holds together best when it’s nesting in something- like a spool, a cup, but preferably not a blender.

--- File guide: ---

“Multi colour printer”- use for multi-material printers. Load all the files in, attribute the colour to those parts in your slicer, and you’re good to go!

“Single colour printer”- use for single-material printers.

“Spare parts” - replacement parts

"Test prints" - small parts of the spider, to test your printer's tolerance/materials with

--- Post-printing (IMPORTANT): ---

Quick YouTube video showing post-printing:
https://youtu.be/XOlvKscLrVM

There's some small connectors in the base of the print, to keep parts stable during printing. They’re designed to break away easily, but you can also snip them with side cutters/scissors.
There are also connectors holding the lower neck joint, and the chin, which should come off naturally when you move the joints, but cutting them also works.

The fangs are supported by the two front legs- hold the leg firmly, and then lift the fangs up off the supports (as shown in the video)

Enjoy!


Multi-colour test print done by Ryan Schwalb using the Prusa MMU

Base pumpkin designed by tone001 on Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/tone001/

Thank you for the support! All feedback greatly appreciated!


3D printing settings

Remember to turn off supports! If you're doing a multicolour print, you can use the .3mf file, or load in the 3 .stl files.

You can use x/y shrinkage compensation in-slicer to widen gaps, works like a charm. Using a raft can also help if elephants' foot causes parts to squish.

I'd recommend printing one of the test files first, to make sure the printer's not over/underextruding.

---update---
I've added "EXPERIMENTAL_spider.zip", that tries out a clasp at the base of the legs, which should help hold pumpkin mode in place.
There's also thicker connectors at the base, and some connectors partway up the shell, in order to improve stability with faster print speeds/lower bed adhesion. (These may need to be cut after the print, depending on material used)

The "loosejoints" version is designed for easier printing- parts are much less likely to get stuck. (There aren't any friction joints though, so the spider mode will be a lot looser)

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: ZIP Folder details Close
    • Pumpkin Spider V2.zip
    • spider_EXPERIMENTAL.zip

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  • Last update: 2020-11-03 at 08:12
  • Publication date: 2020-10-21 at 07:45

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