My first 3D printed object

No, I didn’t buy a 3D printer. Although that’s still on the list of things to get. Our local library has a Makerbot that they let people print to. I downloaded this from an online 3D model repository and printed it out. The library also has a 3D scanner, which I’m going to use to scan something a week from today. Anyway, here’s the first thing I created from a digital file:

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Wood plank floor prototype

So this is just a prototype, I think the gaps between the boards longitudinally are too big, and there should be more gaps between the boards horizontally, but the basic idea is sound. When I get back from my writers seminar I’m totally going to make one of these for real, and then make a silicon mold and cast as many floors as I need.

plank floor sample