3D Printing Time Lapse – Gecko DeskPal Fridge Magnet Remix

By ChunkySteveo,

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A remix of a great little Gecko model to be used as a fridge magnet. One of my kids loves putting things on the fridge, and loves my super strong neodymium magnets, and loves 3D printing, so I combined the lot in this remix! She even helped with the measuring of the magnet using my digital calipers – i’ll make an engineer out of her yet!!

I have 6x3mm magnets, so cut a hole in the STL to match that – a little wider for tolerance issues with my printer. I used Tinkercad to cut the hole. Tinkercad seemed to mess with the smooth model ModernGnome made and it’s now all angular up close. It still prints great at 100%, but I wouldn’t recommend scaling this too big!

Check out my selfie with Beatrix Potter, legend!!

Original model is by ModernGnome and can be found here – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:783748.

My remix can be found on Thingiverse here – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1661964

Excuse the orange/red gunk on the print, some left over form a previous print which I couldn’t get off my bed or nozzle – not to worry!

Print Settings Below:

Filament: Rigid.ink 1.75 PLA – Light Green
Filament used: 1.077m 3.0g
Layer Height: 0.1032mm
Temperature: 200°C
Perimeters: 2 at 0.4mm (0.8mm total)
Infill: 15%
Raft: No
Brim: No
Support: None
Speed: 20mm/s
Time: About 1 hour 5 minutes
Scale: 100%

Post Printing

Push in a 6x3mm magnet into the hole. It may be snug so some adjustable locking pliers will help squish it in! If it’s loose you may need a dab of glue on the sides to help it stay.

Throw it on a metal surface!

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