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Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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PROJECT3

Robot

Project Time: 4 hours

For this project, you’re going to be printing a robot figurine modeled by Nathan Deas. What makes this a bit trickier than the previous projects is the print will require the use of supports. This model has a lot of overhanging features, so removable support material has to be used to hold up those features during printing. After the print has finished, however, you can remove the supports.

Load the .STL File

As usual, start by loading the model. In Repetier, click Load and select the robot.stl file, which is included in the model pack at the Idiot’s Guides website (idiotsguides.com/3dprinting). The model should load with the robot’s back facing down, but if it’s not, you can rotate it using the circular ...

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