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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Day 57 - H-Tree dish

Here is a small dish whose pattern comes from a level 5 H-Tree, which is a fractal space-filling curve. It is designed so that a Replicator 2 on "low" will trace its path with one layer all over the curve.

STL file: http://www.geekhaus.com/makerhome/day57_htreedish.stl
Tinkercad link: https://tinkercad.com/things/k9DA6nElq1W-day-57-h-tree-dish
Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:170257

Settings: MakerWare "low", in an hour and 18 minutes.

Technical notes: This model was made in Tinkercad with an imported .svn file. The original drawing of the H-Tree comes from a .jpg from a Princeton site and was converted to something Tinkercad can handle by using "Path/Convert Object to Path" and then "Path/Trace Bitmap", then saving as .svn. The bitmap technique does not seem to work for all images but it worked for this one; perhaps because the lines were a bit thick?