Pokemon themed prints are all the rage right now. Speakboylese shared this project on Thingiverse!
A “piggy” bank version of the low-poly Bulbasaur. I hollowed out FLOWALISTIK’s model and added a coin slot on top and a hole on the bottom for dumping the coins out. The second file is for a flat plug to fit in the hole. It should snap in and pry out easily, but there’s a small slot on the edge of the opening where you can insert something to help pry it out if it gets stuck.
This little guy should hold a good amount of change. I actually didn’t have enough change on hand to fill him up!
You can position the plug to print between his front paws/under his chin, since the design doesn’t require any supports there and it will print cleanly.
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