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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 3 - Pickaxe hangers

Today we printed hangers for our Minecraft foam pickaxe and sword. Each of these nails into the wall in two places and has a small post that sticks out. By placing the hangers in strategic locations the foam pickaxe and sword will balance on the posts and we will be able to take them on or off the wall as we please.  At least that is the plan.

STL file: http://geekhaus.com/makerhome/day3_pickaxehanger.stl
Tinkercad link: https://tinkercad.com/things/fszwlQr2Cmx-day-3-pickaxe-hanger
Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:142682

Settings: Standard MakerWare "low" with no raft and no supports, on the bare platform.  Printed 12 at once in 23 minutes.

Technical notes: Don't use blue painter's tape - for some reason the model does not adhere well to the tape on the first layer and everything gets gummed up.  Sticks to the bare platform nicely and is easy to remove.

Stuff you might want to change: If you don't want to nail these into the walls you can use velcro stickies instead.

UPDATE: It turns out that nails were not necessary; poster tack worked just fine.  The nail holes in the hangers helped grip the poster tack so I would keep the holes even if you aren't going to use nails.