As a part of making the debut “Meet the MakerBot Operator” profile video, I worked with the Nick and Winter to co-create the “MakerBot Operators Tips” video released here.
When downloading objects from Thingiverse.com, Nick and Winter take time to repair manifold (“water-tightness”) issues with models in blender before feeding them into Skeinforge to create printable gcode.
After Nick and Winter fix the model to make it well and truly manifold, they take the time to re-post the fix back to Thingiverse as a derivative to help others print the object more easily. This is, in my opinion at least, a pretty awesome community service that helps everyone print objects more easily.
the old square 7x7mm squareconnector watertab broke and a replacement was not around. i designed a new one in tinkercad - polygon stile.
to make it more rigid, i came up with a nice detail: two slots on each side of the square-hole will carry two small coins to work as stong metal guidance.