In January of 2016, I tagged along with Mr. BTEG at a technical conference he was attending. The conference happened to conveniently be held at a large indoor waterpark, which especially in a NE Ohio winter, is very appealing. Mr. BTEG had already started exploring his interest in 3D printing, and he pointed me to a website called Thingiverse, where I discovered that the late lamented Makies Lab had put up several free downloads for prints, including a tea set. The conference offered free 3D prints, so Mr. BTEG had them make the tea set for me. As you'll see, the set is very primitive compared to some of the other things that I'm going to show you, but just being able to have something printed for your doll like that *snaps* was still very exciting. Here's Meg, my only Makie, holding the tea pot from that set.
3DBenchy.com to check out all the creative things people do with benchy prints. It's also the source for my quote above.
Come see what else he made below the fold!
During the time he was most actively printing, besides printing out a bunch of blocks and benchys and other small things, he did make a few doll things for me. One was a small white teacup, made from the same Makies Lab pattern my original tea set was made from. That cup is also a little crude; it was made fairly early on, while he was doing some more testing. The next thing that he made me is a playscale sized sword. Dexter Charming from Ever After High is modeling with it.
For several months last year, Mr. BTEG was not in the 3D printing mood. Very recently, he found the motivation to start printing again, improved his printer, and started printing out pieces for the new printer set-up. Here's the printer, some of the pieces he's printed, and he even has a camera to keep an eye on his print if he's not at home. To a degree, he can control the printer remotely.
|Here's the filament he's currently using, along with some blocks, benchys and a vase he printed previously.|
The edges are a bit rough in some places, but the one of the great things about these items is that they can be sanded and even painted, so I don't have to stick with a bright orange table.
Then I received this: