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BabyForm2: 3D Print Your 3D Printer

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This post is reserved in case I get around one day to sharing some behind-the-scenes “making of” stories. It’s an entertaining little tale featuring hardware mishaps at the worst possible time, overnight-shipping shenanigans, and late-night hotel room assembly with improvisations that would make MacGyver proud. :wink:

In the meantime click the album below for some high-res glamour shots:

Or watch a video:

Finally a special thanks to @DavidRosenfeld for helping me out of a jam by printing several bases for me in Boston after I’d left for the conference.

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Uh…wow. Not only is your work/print astonishing, but the amount of time and effort you put into documenting everything above…BRAVO! :ok_hand: :clap: @rkagerer

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It was great meeting you at FUSE! This documentation is absolutely incredible and my BabyForm 2 has a permanent spot on my desk :slight_smile:

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Thanks. Now i need to print one. Oh dear.
Seriously, looks brilliant.

I think everyone who saw them at FUSE was blown away, but seeing it all laid out here just took it to another level. The custom printed paperclip jig that serves multiple asm functions, the care and attention to detail on the parts, asm steps and documentation… it’s a really remarkable little homage to the Form 2. Thanks so much for sharing.

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That is so amazingly cute! And well just amazing!

This is freakin’ adorable! Nerd out, everyone!!

Dude, thanks for the info on the Amber tint! I’ve been looking for this sort of thing since I couldn’t find any third party resins with that amber “look” anymore.

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Were the files removed? The link takes me to a dropbox that doesn’t exist. :frowning:

Thanks @scott_hill for letting me know. Unfortunately I no longer seem to be able to edit the post, but here’s a working link to the file:

BabyForm2-v2.0.zip

Thank you so much!

Wow , I really want it on my table before I own a form 2… Form 2 still too expensive to me now.

@invabun, PM me. Maybe I can send you a late little Christmas present in the new year.

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Really ! Thank you first . BTW … How to send PM >.< haha 1st time in this forum

This is such a cool concept, full of detail and the print looks absolutely amazing! I’d love to get my hands on one too. @rkagerer are you making any more to sell?

@coffeejelli I’m not selling them (didn’t embark on this to make money) but am planning to make a few more in the new year. Since you asked so nice I’ll put you on the wait list. PM me your details. :slight_smile:

I’m not sure when they’ll be available. I’ve been printing some parts opportunistically when I happen to have the appropriate resin in stock and installed in my printer for some other project.

I’m still playing with a couple design tweaks, albeit very sporadically (mostly in effort to improve surface quality on the top surface of the cover and the glass piece).

Have a great Christmas / New Year!

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Oh wow, thank you so much! :smile: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This thread got lost; go here for the new location:

EDIT: Well, go figure, the lost content magically reappeared above when I replied with this post.

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I can’t edit the original content, but here’s a repaired link to the STL and model files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dtk6b6vny88nwgv/BabyForm2-v2.0.zip?dl=1