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 Post subject: My First Journey Into 3D Printing: The 2x2 Heptagonal Prism
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:37 pm 
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As some of you may know, I have always been a hand modder, but I figured it was about time to try out 3D design and printing.
So I downloaded Sketchup and started playing around. Sadly, Sketchup doesn't seem to be as good as Solidworks at designing mechanisms (and since I don't have the money for Solidworks, I have to stick with sketchup). So I decided to design extensions, which are much more affordable anyhow. Here is my first 3d printed puzzle!
It may not be a 4x6x8 (JEREMY! :lol:), but, I love this puzzle!

I just think that the number 7 is not used enough in puzzles, so that explains some of my reasoning.

I will soon offer it on my shapeways shop.
It will most likely be about 20USD for the extensions. You would also have to purchase a mini Eastsheen 2x2 for the base and stickers from Oliver.
OR
You could purchase a fully assembled and stickered copy from me. I'm estimating that would be about 50USD.

Let me know what you all think!
(Pictures edited for Andreas)
-HP


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 Post subject: Re: My First Journey Into 3D Printing: The 2x2 Heptagonal Pr
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:16 pm 
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It looks great! I definitely agree that 7 is not used enough. Perhaps a 3x3 version or a hepatagon-1 is next? :D

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 Post subject: Re: My First Journey Into 3D Printing: The 2x2 Heptagonal Pr
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Possibly!
I've been trying to focus on being able to print designs that are fastener free. I'm starting to make some headway. First ill start with a simple square 1 type puzzle.
It will be far less interesting than yours though!


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 Post subject: Re: My First Journey Into 3D Printing: The 2x2 Heptagonal Pr
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Hunter Palshook wrote:
(Pictures edited for Andreas)
Thank you. You might want to help the museum even further. Tell me the measurements and the weight of your creation.


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 Post subject: Re: My First Journey Into 3D Printing: The 2x2 Heptagonal Pr
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:50 pm 
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I should be able to get you the data tomorrow.

The puzzle is now up for sale in my shop!

http://www.shapeways.com/model/957622/2 ... Box-search


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