How To 3D Print Conversation Heart Cupcake Toppers #ValentinesDay
3D print conversation heart cupcake toppers. via brit.com
Ah, the conversation heart — it’s everything you could ever want to say to your SO, crush, sister or bestie in one compact package. Provided what you want to say is, “I love you so much I got you this teeny tiny piece of edible chalk.” Time for an upgrade! This year, we partnered with Half Craft Studio to ace Valentine’s Day with these 3D printed cupcake toppers that show your love, commitment and finger-on-the-pulse knowledge of awesome tech.
— Spools of 3D printing filament
— Cupcake topper .Stl files (My BFF, Text Me or Wink Wink)
— Desktop 3D printer
1. 3D print the template in candy-colored pastels
2. Add your toppers to some yummy cupcakes.
3. Present to the lucky recipient
This is a great project to get your feet wet with 3D printing. If you have access to a Desktop 3D printer, give it a go! These puppies will print easily and beautifully every time.
Don’t have your own 3D printer? Head to a local makerspace or 3D printing store with our template .Stl files loaded onto a USB drive, or try 3D Hubs or Make XYZ, which will match you up with someone near you who can do your printing.
If you’re printing at home, slice the template files at 5% infill, .1mm layer height, 2 shells. To get the text on the cupcake toppers to be a different color, set your printer for a Z Pause height of 2mm and switch filaments when the printer pauses.
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