What If I Don't Have A 3D Printer?

Not to worry! You can use a 3D printing service such as 3DHubs or MakeXYZ to have a local 3D printer operator 3D print and ship you parts to you. This is a great way to get your parts 3D printed by local makers. You could also try checking out your local Library or search for a Maker Space.

3D Printed Parts

 

Parts are designed to be 3D printed with FDM based machines. STL files are oriented to print "as is". Parts require tight tolerances that might need adjusting slice setting. Reference the suggested settings below.

Design Source Files

The enclosure assembly was designed in Fusion 360. This can be downloaded in different formats like STEP, SAT and more. Electronic components like the board, displays, connectors and more can be downloaded from our Fusion 360 CAD parts github repo.

Slice Settings


Use these settings as reference. Values listed were used in Ultimaker's CURA 3.X slicing software.

  • 0.2mm Layer Height / 0.4mm nozzle
  • 0.38mm Line Width (inner & outer widths)
  • 60mm/s printing speed
  • 20% infill

Grinch Cutout 

 

There are many resource to 2d/3d print a Grinch figure. We used a vinyl cutter to create each colored layer and then glued the pieces to make a light weight cutout using techniques from our How To Use Cutting Machine guide.

 

The cutout then attaches to a cardboard arm which is in turn attached to a servo horn.

This guide was first published on Dec 12, 2018. It was last updated on Dec 12, 2018.

This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Sep 11, 2020.

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