3D printing the perfect accessory for your Impossible Astronaut

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A cherished (not so) few will recall that today, April 23rd, is Impossible Astronaut Day.  Not sure what we’re talking about?  Clearly, you need more exposure to Doctor Who.

For those that already know who (and what) the Doctor is, we’ve collected a nice little list of 3D prints to get your nerd on proper:

Now that we have your appetite a little whetted for a new hobby (or perhaps have added fuel to the embers that already exist), allow us to direct you to some of what you’ll need to make your 3D printing fantasies a reality.  Of course, you’ll need a 3D printer (or a good friend with one), and for most these projects, we recommend a white filament for the best painting experience.If that’s not nerdy enough for you, how about a T.A.R.D.I.S. Transformer?

Something we don’t always talk about is how it is important to finish your print.  3D printing, though usually finished at a pretty impressive resolution, is going to leave some artifacts from the printing process such as lines from the layers of filament and points where braces and supports have been, not to mention the “raft” – the extra base built in for the pieces to have something to hang onto.  While we could wax poetic here on all the bits and bobs, Make Magazine did a great job of breaking it down.

Have you managed to create your 3D sonic yet?  How a the Moment?  Another T.A.R.D.I.S.?  Show us in the comments.

 

 

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