Drew did a great MakerBot demo last week, and one of the things he printed was this octopus.
Over on Thingiverse there are a number of octopuses (yes, it’s a real word) so I’m not sure exactly which one he printed, but I think it might be the Bucket O’ Octopi version. (In the fine tradition of the “Barrel of Monkeys” some of us remember from childhood.)
Here’s a close-up showing the layers of plastic, which if you ask me, is as close to an octopus as I’ll probably ever get.
A big thanks goes out to Drew for the demo. Learning from other members is one more reason I love the Makerspace. And if you aren’t a member yet, come on down to one of the Thursday night demos, learn something new, take a tour, and meet some makers.
This week we’ve got a welding demo, so mark your calendars for Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 7:30 PM.
Hi! Nice work. What’s the diameter of the plastic strands?
Hmmm, I’m not sure, as I don’t know which nozzle/extruder is on this particular Cupcake.
I’ll try to dig around and find out. I know this machine could use some calibration for high resolution prints though… it’s on the TO DO list. :)