My build platform was nearly exactly 1mm too low, and it was causing some trouble printing stuff near the back of the platform, where the filament cooling fan duct would bang in to the sprung plastic hook that holds the platform down to the tripod. The best solution I could find was to add feet to the platform itself, just above the soft rubbery pads on the tripod, lifting the platform up 0.95mm. The feet are rather a lot larger than they need to be. I eyeballed the design, so I left lots of room for mistakes, but it does work really well!
Thanks Mustang Dave for finding this and making it printable in the first place, I just did my usual clay makeover, and to be honest a quick 20 minute job.. I have a very very large print coming out now, and it looks great, and even better it looks like I wont need to sand it at all :)
Create your own Paris with these famous architectures. After the creation of a giant Eiffel Tower (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:254133), we wanted to print more architectures from our city, that everyone could take as an example of a 3D printed object and collects as a souvenir. That's why we created these mini architectures : - The Eiffel Tower - The Louvre Pyramid - The Madeleine Church - The Arc de Triomphe - The Sacre-coeur Basilica (Montmartre) - The Notre-Dame Cathedral
More cool things to come on lefabshop.fr/ In november 2012, Core77 made an article on their blog about one of my projects, a collection of 3D printed lampshades made to repair IKEA lamps. At the end of the page, the writer (Ray) made a suggestion : "Where Andreas Bhend's recently-seen IKEA hacks included instructions ÃƒÂ la the Swedish furniture giant's pictographic booklets, Bernier has seen fit to customize a part of the whole. But if they're disparate yet equally creative approaches to DIY making, perhaps the next step is for the two to join forces: Andreas, if you're reading this, we'd love to see you guys collaborate on a series of IKEA hacks with bespoke 3D printed parts and instructions..." That's exactly what we did. Andreas is a student in the east of Switzerland while I work full time for le FabShop, a 3D printing startup in Paris (France). We didn't know each other, but were motivated by the project. Andreas took the train to Paris where we spent two days and a half doing this :
This belt clamp was designed to mount on a ShapeOko 2 and hold the belts in conjunction with a "belt on the outside" modification. The clamp is entirely customizable so that it can be used for other projects as well. Tunable parameters include hole sizes, distance between mounting holes, distance from mounting holes to clamp area in the X and Y directions, style of timing belt (MXL, T2.5, T5, T10) and a number of size parameters. The included STL is designed for a ShapeOko 2 or Modified ShapOko 1 machine. The parameters may need to be tweaked slightly depending on your 3D printer's accuracy, at least I needed to tweak them for mine. This part utilizes a parametric timing belt library written by Doom Meister which has been merged into the attached openscad file so that it will work in the customizer.