Famous quotes from the Dilbert comic strip by Scott Adams to be displayed along with the Dilbert models that I've previously created.
Each character from the comic strip has such unique personalities and Scott Adams has given them such profound wisdom that I felt the quotes should be immortalized in ABS or PLA.
A true Dilbert fan will easily recognize how to pair up the quotes to the appropriate character, however even if you are not a Dilbert fan, the quotes are quite fascinating.
All quotes are listed in the "Building the Model" section below.
Printer: FlashForge Creator X
See below for important printing instructions regarding the color.
Building the Model
Colors and multiple printed pieces
stand (two legs are provided as one file, print as many copies you need)
White (see below for white with black lettering):
text_1 (I'M PRACTICING MY URGENT LOOKING WALK)
text_2 (DID YOU GET THE EMAIL I TEXTED YOU?)
text_3 (I DID NOTHING TODAY AND STILL GOT PAID)
text_4 (GOALS ARE A FORM OF SELF-INFLICTED SLAVERY)
text_5 (MY WORK HAS MEANING, JUST NOT THE GOOD KIND)
text_6 (I GET MAIL, THEREFORE I AM)
text_7 (WHAT WOULD WALLY DO?)
text_8 (WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THIS CONVERSATION END?)
text_9 (I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT)
text_10 (THERE IS NO KILL SWITCH ON AWESOME!)
text_11 (i PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF MANAGEMENT)
Printing and assembly tips
-All pieces consist of two full bottom layers and all other layers should print solid. I print with a .4mm nozzle. I've run the files through my slicer with a .5mm profile and it appears to slice well for a .5mm nozzle as well.
-The text_n files can be printed in one color, however if you have the capability of pausing your printer for a color change I highly recommend it. The color change (from white to black on the text_n files) should occur after layer 3 completes for the cleanest print. If you do not have a way of automatically pausing your printer but can do it manually, simply wait for the two solid bottom layers to print and then one outline layer of the text to complete. There is no need to be exact.
-Each text_n file has an associated text_frame_n file that is sized to fit but still needs to be glued together.
-The stand is made of two identical pieces, each piece slides from the right or left onto the frame piece. Cleaning of any residual brim or first layer squish on the inside of the stand notches is required. Gluing is not required and the stands can be swapped out and used on another sign.
I have white ABS filament from different companies and noticed a tremendous difference in opacity between filaments. I never gave it much thought before but on this project one filament was far better than the other, even though they are both labeled white. See the picture section for a comparison. So, use your discretion on what filament to use.
Retired software engineer, learning CAD design and 3D printing. When creating models, I strive for support free designs and fun creations.