fish puzzle

3D Printed Project
Winter 2016

Timeline: 2 Weeks
My Role: 3D Model Designer, 3D Printer Operator
Tools: 123D Make, Adobe Photoshop, Ultimaker 2, MakerBot Replicator 2

Methods: 3D Slicing, 3D Model Rendering, Plastic Molding

     Inspired by laser cut 3D puzzles, I set out to create my own. I originally sliced a 3D model of a goldfish in 123D Make and created a 2D drawing of the slices in Adobe Photoshop (with special emphasis on the fins and tails. The pieces were sliced then 3D printed using Ultimaker 2 and MakerBot Replicator 2. Curvaceous fins and tails were created by bending the pieces before they completely cooled on the Ultimaker 2.

 

View it on Thingiverse here.

Video detailing creation process:

From Adobe Photoshop to Makerbot slicing software ready to print:

Diagram for piecing together the puzzle:

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