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This is a 3D printed Clank model from the video game and movie Ratchet & Clank. At the scale given, it’ll end up being about 6 inches tall. I created this model in Fusion 360 and printed it on my Robo 3D R1 printer using Hatchbox White PLA.
Step 1: Assemble and glue the pieces together using super glue.
Step 2: Prime the model with plastic primer.
Step 3: Paint the metallic finish on him, we used Krylon Hammered Metal spray paint through an airbrush.
Step 4: Paint the details. We used water based acrylic paints with a paint brush to get the dark gray, green, and red areas painted.
Something to keep in mind while assembling is his position. Try to position his arms and legs so that he’ll stand on his own and not fall over.
Layer Height: 0.3mm (0.1mm for arms)
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!