Skip to content

UFO - I Want To Believe

3D model description

This is a remix. I wanted to make it battery powered (not USB), so I modified the base to hold a battery pack and wired in a switch.

Instead of purchasing an acrylic rod, I decided to print my own. I decided to make it 10mm x 110 mm and hollow (think of a plastic straw).

The name plate "I Want To Believe" was printed using multi-color layers (black & white).

I ended up using sheep (instead of a cow like I wanted) because the cow was too big for the model. No matter, my wife is very happy with it (she is the UFO fanatic!) and she can't wait to take it to work to show it off.

Here is a link to all of the parts I used/purchased from Amazon:
Rod filament:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VKSVMOY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Battery Pack:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0156U82JY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LEDs:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UZCADG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Microswitch:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DFYT0Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The plastic sheep, tree, and "grass" I purchased from my local Michaels' hobby store.

3D printing settings

Printer:

Hictop Prusa i3

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

2

Infill:

20%

Notes:
Rod - 0% infill with raft (the only part I used a raft on).

Base - 20% infill with supports in the switch hole.

UFO parts - 20% infill with no rafts or supports.

Title plate ("I Want To Believe") - 20% infill with 2 layers: 1st layer (1mm high) - Black, 2nd layer - White.

  • 3D model format: STL

Creator

License

CC BY


Add a comment