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Big Spider

by ElectronicKit Oct 19, 2010
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My old MakerBot CC 3D printer XY platform was 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) so everything I designed originally had to be for printing on less than that area (like 3.5" x 3.5"). Looking at XY build platforms of the 'average' 3D printers in the last few years of 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" would surely allow a panel of 4 legs / build. I sort of buried the headline, but that is why there are only 3 legs in the STL file as I recall.

I made it all the way thru printing and assembling this before realizing... hey, this spider only has 6 legs!! Why on Earth group the legs in 3s instead of 4s?!

Agreed, The groupings seem very strange to me. It could be much better if it was in 2/4/8s.

Very impressive. Great job of cutting the model to make it printable.

Thanks! Note that I had goofed up wth the original file upload of the legs as noted in the LEGS instructions above.