Finally I’ve designed a printable Voltron of which I can be proud. It’s designed totally in OpenSCAD using just about every single OpenSCAD trick I know. Additionally, I designed a hinge connector system that, I think, compliments Tony Buser’s Pin Connectors v2 system nicely. In fact, some of the connector pieces for this model are basically a Buser pin connector on one side and a hinge/joint connector on the other. The result is a snap-fit highly articulated/poseable model.
I wanted to share some of these design tricks with you over the next few posts. Here’s a quick preview:
How to sketch an object with OpenSCAD
How to easily make regular solids – other than cubes and cylinders, like hexagons, pentagons, octagons, etc
How to easily make symmetrical solids
How to easily make irregular, but symmetrical solids
Mold for making large (120mm) snowballs or scale to the desired size. It can also be used as a snow cone bowl.
Print with the handle down, support material required. I'd recommend using PET or PLA, at least for the larger sizes.…
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