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DSC07726Yoda Pencil Holder

This is not an original creation of my own. My adult (45ish) son is a Star Wars fanattic. So I thought I should make him a Yoda to add to his collection.

I picked this one out on Thingiverse for no particular reason. It is call pot à crayons / pen holder starwars Yoda by TiZYX. (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2225855) Go get the files if you are interested.

I printed one in orange at about 50% to see what it was like and to save time and materials. It was the color already in my printer. I decided it didn't need all the automatic supports, so I eliminated about half of them on the green Yoda. The chin and ear tips are the most critical support areas.

The green Yoda is printed at 80% of the original file size. Three shells and 0.1mm layer height. Print time on my set-up was 20 1/2 hours. Good quality takes some time.

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About 60-65% done. Note the 10% infill. 80-90% complete. The ears are complete at this point.
Finished and still stuck to the build table  

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Ramblin' Dan Kautz

dankautzThere is no doubt one of my hobbies is writing about my hobbies. I read somewhere a long time ago, the best things to write about are the things you know very well. I have been writing and publishing long before the personal computer became the tool of choice.  My first printed and published club newsletter was created in the late 60's.

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The intention of this web site and “Ramblin’ Dan’s 3D Print Design Studio” is to promote creative design thinking and demonstrate how ideas can be changed to tangible creations through the proper application and use of Three-Dimensional Printing systems.

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