Monday, December 9, 2013

New pegs for a jumping game

While at the family's this Thanksgiving they had an old (I mean really old) jumping pegs game with little plastic pegs, many of which have been lost to time. So to pass the time I decided to model them. It actually turned into a bonding experience with Grandpa-in-law. Now that I'm back I can print them out and they turned out... phenomenal. I feel really bad that you can't see how good they really are in that picture, they have almost a manufactured look and feel to them. If you can't tell I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

I accidently made the walls only 0.37mm thick, which is actually smaller than my nozzle diameter. However the result was that is printed them with a single wall thickness which actually worked. Because of their shape they're light, but not fragile at all. And at a 0.15mm layer height the layers are invisible. I don't have one of the originals to compare, but I feel like these are pretty much a spot on match. At least good enough to compare. And acetone treatment would probably help, but I'm not going to worry about that. They're good enough.

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