Aquarium Guard Tower #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Aquarium Guard Tower #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Ben

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Shared by J_Tonkin on Thingiverse:

Finally getting around to uploading my first thing!

This is an age of empires inspired guard tower (based on the keep actually, but thats not as catchy a name) designed originally for use in an aquarium hence the large open windows and doors. The design is split into four sections for easy printing requiring very few supports and the sections all have locating pins so they snap together really nicely afterwards.

If you’re printing this for an aquarium I would suggest gluing the sections together otherwise they have a tendency to float apart until they’re fully waterlogged (you may need to weigh it down to begin with).

I would suggest adding a few walls but using very low infill to save filament, I think I used 10% for most of it.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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