This is a V2 of the Pumpkin Spider Transformer, which I made back in 2018.
Unlike V1, this version comes straight out of your printer- no supports, assembly or glue required!
Pumpkin mode holds together best when it’s nesting in something- like a spool, a cup, but preferably not a blender.
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“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
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Quick YouTube video showing post-printing:
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)
Multi-colour print done by Ryan Schwalb using the Prusa MMU
Base pumpkin designed by tone001 on Thingiverse:
Printed in ReelToReal Orange ABS:
Thank you for the support! All feedback greatly appreciated!
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.
I'd recommend printing one of the test files first, to make sure the printer's not over/underextruding.
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)
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