Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts we get an early start on the season, celebrating the many ways that 3D printing can be put to use to celebrate your #ElectronicHalloween! The Ruiz Brothers shared a video featuring a number of their projects for you to try. And here are a few more 3DxHalloween projects to whet your appetite!
Jack-o-lantern saw by GA_3D: “I was thinking this afternoon that Halloween is coming up. In past years my keyhole saw has suffered rust from pumpkin guts, and a couple of years ago one of my kid’s friends nicked his hands with it.
I don’t happen to have a pumpkin handy for testing, but it seems like this should do the job with less risk to small fingers. It might do curves better if the blade was narrower, but that remains to be seen. When the time comes, I’ll have to print a copy of sliptonic’s Jack (0-lantern) knife for scooping punkin guts too!” (read more)
White Chocolate Skulls in PETT Trays by Anna Kaziunas France: “Every Halloween I make treats to give away. I don a costume and distribute them to everyone I meet during my Halloween travels. I call it “reverse trick-o-treating.” During October of 2012, I created a 3D-printed chocolate mold maker so I could create multiple batches of chocolates and individual trays in which to place the chocolates before bagging them. To cast the chocolates, I used food-safe silicone to make the final chocolate mold from the 3D-printed mold maker.” (read more)
Mini Coldron by dmyers7: “Here is a mini coldron for Halloween. 70mm x 70mm. My wife needed several for a halloween game she is putting together for our daughters party. I’ve included the STL and Inventor Fusion file so you can add more detail or change it as you see fit. Enjoy! Happy Halloween.” (read more)
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