|Minecraft Creeper - With Movable Head|
The original intent of the Creeper design was to establish some design rules around spring clips and clearances; whilst engaging my kids in engineering design, production, sales & marketing. I also wanted to investigate how the home tool set I had available, would lend its self to reverse engineer an existing design and allow subsequent iteration into a customised version.
The reverse engineering led me to an early version of Solverring's InStep (Now Rev 2), Meshlab (Dec 2016 update available), FreeCad (Now Rev 0.16) and of course Netfabb (now owned by Autodesk). I published the design supported with descriptions of the process and limitations. As I hadn't seen anything similar and the separation of the two body parts allowed an improvement in part quality, although with some if limited impact on print time and filament consumption over the parent.
With some absolutely gorgeous colours used to print a Minecraft Creeper, here are two of the more unusual Minecraft Creeper prints people have been kind enough to post about:
Coming in at 260 mm (10 Inches)! Needing "around 270g of filament. Print time was around 24/25 hours"
|By Saij make:289112|
Coming in at 37,5 mm (1.5 Inches)!
|By konn4x4 make:296560|
Thanks to everyone posting pictures, I really enjoy seeing what you have made.