Thank You to this month’s sponsors, contributors, and companies who didn’t try to shoot our UFO’s out of the sky for using their product in this month’s box.
The December 2018 UFO Mystery 3D Printing Box has landed. This month marks a major milestone for Alien3D... it was the 6th month UFO box! It's been an amazing 6 months, and I am looking forward to hitting the 1 year mark! I would like to thank those who subscribed this month! Below you will find details of what was contained in this month's box! If you have not signed up to start receiving your box next month, click here to get more details!
This month was themed for Christmas, from the design of the boxes and the trifold, to the filament colors and the project! I'm really excited to see what everyone thinks!
Congrats to Kit for receiving the December 2018 Mothership Box!
December #3Dprinting UFO from @alienslacker is here and the @repkord #Mothership has landed! Always thought I'd only be watching others show it off, but now I'm the one showing it off! Can't wait to make use of everything that was inside that beautiful box! pic.twitter.com/U7ENeHBwtb— Kit - RFS 3D (@RedFoxSquirrel) December 6, 2018
The Mothership Box this month contained a 3D Printed Mothership Coin unique to the December 2018 Mothership Box. The Mothership Bonus item this month was a RepBox ONE FIVE Filament Storage Solution with custom Alien3D side panels from Repkord. A $119.99 value!
Be sure to wrap up your filament presents in this amazing filament box!
Coupon Codes / Swag
New Subscribers Received:
- Alien3D Sticker
- Mini Glow-in-the-dark Alien
All filament samples are at least 20 meters in length (actually more, I increased the length to eat up the extra filament being left behind on the rolls)
This month's updates to the packaging included: easy tear open vacuum seal bags (last month didn't have tear tabs) and branded cards in with the samples to keep with the samples if you end up putting them somewhere =P.
Fiberlogy from Wolfworks3D
Vertigo or Navy Blue PETG
Extrusion Temp: 230 to 250C
Bed Temp: 80-90C
This was a last minute inclusion to the December UFO, but they worked out perfectly! The Vertigo and Navy Blue both represent the night sky, welcome Santa on his trip through the stars to deliver presents!
Glitter Flake HTPLA: Winter Blue
Extrusion Temp: 190 to 230C
Bed Temp: 0-70C
This Winter Blue color is beautiful, and with the sparkles I felt that it represented winter perfectly. On top of that, I believe it is a great filament to use for the frozen lake for this month's project!
Extrusion Temp: 190 to 210C
Bed Temp: 0-60C
You can't have Christmas without Red! Red decorations, Red nose, Red Santa outfit!
Extrusion Temp: 210C
Bed Temp: 50-60C
Silver bells, silver belllls... It's Christmas time, in Alieneilaville! This silver is pretty awesome, and I know a lot of people have been wanting to get their hands on some Prusament, so I did my best to make it happen!
75ml of 3D Gloop PLA
Are you tired of inconsistent curling prints? PLA Gloop is specially formulated to provide the best bed adhesion on the market for PLA FDM printers. PLA Gloop! is designed to work on glass, AND mirror surfaces.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
While Gloop was developed initially for bed adhesion, it also works GREAT for gluing parts together, and using as a post-process smoother to fill cracks and smooth layer lines. It can also leave a glossy coat on your prints!
Magnetic Ice Skating Rink!
I really love this project, I looked around and found that these can be rather expensive, but I really wanted a project that you could add to your annual Christmas setup and decorations. When I first came up with the idea, I discussed it with Bryan Vines, and he said he would take a shot at it... and he blew me away!
The UFO contained:
- 1 Gearmotor
- 1 Battery Pack
- 2 M3x25 Screws
- 2 M3x8 Screws
- 3 M3x12 Screws
- 6 5mm Washers
- 6 6x2mm Magnets
- 1 Double sided card with custom ice skater designs.
A link to the project files are below.
Alien3d UFO December 2018 Ice Rink Project (with 3dGloop)This is a video of the project kit included in the Alien3d UFO box for December, 2018. Josh puts together a box with four 20m filament samples (the video says feet, but it is indeed meters), a 3d printer accessory tool and sometimes some kind other miscellaneous samples & coupons as well as a pretty cool project. That's what this is.
I like this project a lot because it was very easy to print and build. The January humidity/temperature display looks equally easy & fun. A couple things that I felt I had to modify was that the battery pack was wired straight to the motor/gearbox and there was no way to hold the battery pack in place. I soldered in a two terminal connector pair so that the pack can be removed for battery replacement. I also noticed that there wasn't a really good place for the battery pack as I couldn't get it to fit under the gear motor. So I used Autodesk 123 Design to come up with a base that would raise the legs of the rink up enough to be able to place the battery pack under the assembly.
I glued the base to the legs and the frame for the battery pack to the base using "3dGloop." That stuff works great as a bed adhesive for prints but also makes a super-duper bonding agent to glue two pieces of PLA together.
Thanks for watching!
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The December 2018 UFO box with the Ice Rink project:
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December 2018 Alien3D UFO Box UnboxingLet’s look inside the December 2018 Alien3D UFO Mystery Box! There's lots of cool stuff inside, with holiday-themed filament colors! You can use this month’s accessory to keep your prints stuck to the bed during printing, and the project will keep you entertained watching the tiny people skating about. Also: Stickers, cocoa, and candy cane crumbs!
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