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A New 3D Printer and First Project

Jun 26, 2017 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here so I just wanted to share a little bit about what I’ve been up to. I recently picked up the Monoprice Select Mini V2 3D printer and I’ve been trying to get the hang of 3D modeling. So far I’m really impressed with the printer. Once I got the settings figured out, printing has been a breeze, and the print quality is great.

For my first project I wanted to try making some coasters for the den. I have a set of posters by Irvine Peacock hanging up, so I thought it would be nice to design the coasters to coordinate with the posters.

Irvine Peacock Poster

The poster in question.

I chose to mimic the 4×4 grid of tiles in the center of the picture, so I picked up some mosaic bath tile from lowes and designed a simple grid to hold the tiles. The grid took about 5 hours to print. After it was printed, I popped the tiles in with a little hot glue to make sure they didn’t go anywhere.

Finished tile coaster

Easy peasy! Hopefully as I get better at 3D modeling I can create some more complicated designs. I’m pretty excited about the possibilities!

If you like this design, you can download it for yourself from Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2334089

Finished Tile Coaster

The finished coaster in its new home.

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