Assignment #3: 3DPrinter



Print a personalized cube with the 3DPrinter Ultimaker2

What we use

3DPrinter Ultimaker2

black material for 3Dprinting

3 software: 123 Design, Netfab Basic, Cura.

1 Use the software for design the cube.

We use 3 different software before printing the cube.

The first software that we used is 123Design for modeling, we used it for designing our object.

After studied a while the software I start to design the cube.

I personalized my cube extruding it with a cylinder from the whole sides, then i bounded the borders in the hole made by the cylinder.

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When I was done with design I exported as a STL format.

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2 Check the cube

The second software that we used is NetFabb, a software for analyse the surface of the cube. The cube after the design could be not close or not orientable so the 3DPrinter can have truble to printing the cube.

Fortunately my cube was well formed and i didn’t make any changes to my design.

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3 Settings for printing

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We used Cura for adjust the settings to our file.

The settings that we used was the following:

  • Layer Height: 0.2 mm
  • Shell thickness:  0.8 mm
  • Retraction: enabled
  • Bottom/Top thickness: 0.6 mm
  • Fill density: 20%

After saved it as STL we put our files together in a SD card.

4 Printing!

We put the SD card inside the Ultimaker2 and scrolling the wheel to select the right folder (that was not so easy because the file was sorted like randomly).

Than picked a FABLab’s spool of black material and we put into the tube of the 3Dprinter.

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Then we press start and start to print.

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and then finally after 1.30h we had our cube from the virtual to the real world…




First step with arduino

In the meanwhile we studied how Arduino works using the Arduino’s board, a patcher and a led.

For the first time that we used arduino we did a simple script that was able to switch on and switch off a led with an interval of tot of millisecond.

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