I hope everyone had a good Valentine’s Day! While those of us who are single may not have had any hot dates, it’s always a good time to get discounted Chocolate the day after lol. This month’s project was suggested by @MattStultz, so thank you! I think it’s pretty cool! I’ve used glitter in mine and it’s working pretty well! Be sure to check out the reveal page link above as there’s a couple notes about the build =)
The accessory this month “may” be useful - I thought it was a good “not designed for 3D Printing but may work” kind of tool. You’ll need to get your own socket if you weren’t a subscriber when the socket sets went out =D
March UFO’s “should” go out closer to being on time. I’m working with a new box company that is a smaller company that so far I think has cared more about my service than the big box company I was using before. We shall see =D Let’s hope the weather gets better though, as one of my suppliers is in a part where delivery and pickup has been shut down due to snow and well... and another supplier is currently going through Chinese New Year >.<
One last thing... no stickers this month as some were being sent, but didn’t arrive before today so I’ll put them in next month’s UFO.
Anywhooooo... Thank you all for sticking it out with me, and STAY WARM! (Or move to Florida where it’s in the 80’s =D)
Congrats to Bryan V.
for winning the February 2021 Mothership Box!
SWAG & CODES
- Cake Hearts or Dark Chocolate Hearts
- Discount code for 3DFuel, Gloop, Zyltech
Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.
Month 7 of 12
On the ends of each UFO for 12 months you'll find a 1/12th piece of a puzzle. At the end of the 12 months they can be combined for a larger image.
Looking forward to your guesses =) #UFOPUZZLE
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)
3D Filament USA
Fluorescent Green - PLA+
Extrusion Temp: 180°C - 220°C
Bed Temperature: 40-60 °C
Bubblegum Pink - PLA
Extrusion Temp: 190°C - 220°C
Bed Temperature: 0-60 °C
Print Speed: 40 - 100mm/s
Gold - MH Build Series PLA
Extrusion Temp: 190°C - 220°C
Bed Temperature: 0-60 °C
Veeology - Red - PLA
Extrusion Temp: 190°C - 200°C
Bed Temperature: 50 - 60 °C
Print Speed: 30 - 60mm/s
1/4 in. drive Finger Ratchet
When I came across this, I thought "here's a cool tool that, while not necessarily designed for 3D Printing, could be used for a few things in 3D Printing. One of which is a cheap alternative to a nozzle changer. Some other tools work a little better, such as the Z-Catch which will hold your block in place as you change the nozzle, or the Torque Wrench tool to make sure you're not over tightening your nozzle... but this, this is a good addition to the list!
Magnetic Sand Clock
Parts included in UFO:
- High Torque Clock Component
- 2 x 15mm Magnets
- 150mm x 150mm Acrylic
- 2 x 1/4" ball bearings
This project was recommended to me by @MattStultz and remixed with an Alien3D Logo by @DSK001_3D, with the original design of the clock by @NHengist
While the base and top are pretty long prints, and you'll have to provide your own sand (I used glitter =P) I think this is a really neat project.
My only note for the construction... the shaft of the clock I used seems to be a tiny bit shorter than the one used by Neil, so for the longer hand arm, I printed it at 90% on the Z axis and everything fit perfectly for me.
Alien3D U.F.O. Filament Mystery Box - January 2019 - Chris's Basement
Alien3D U.F.O. Monthly Mystery Box - Jan 2019
Alien 3D Box Project // January 2019 // Temperature & Humidity Sensor
January 2019 Alien 3D UFO Box Unboxing
January U.F.O. Box Reveal
January Alien3D UFO Mystery Box!
Kuntry Time - Alien 3D UFO box January
January 2019 Alien3D UFO Monthly Subscription box review
Any idea how much sand is needed for this (1 lb.? more?). I am thinking about ordering some colored sand and don’t want to waste money on more than I need. Also, do you know if anyone has tried to use kinetic sand? Seems like that it might stay in place that and the clock could be wall mounted. Just a thought.
Less than 1lb is needed really, just enough to coat the bottom so it doesn’t cause too much friction and cause the balls to get left behind. Personally I “think” the bottom could be made a little thinner and the section of the hands maybe a little longer to make the magnets closer – but I can’t take the top off of mine to see as I had to press it together and it is snapped in place from the layer lines so it’s held on pretty good lol – Anywho… as for kinetic sand… again, it’s worth experimenting, but not sure if it would cause too much friction and keep the balls from moving.
Thanks for the information. It also occurred to me how in the world would I change update the time if the battery died after assembly. Guess I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
The clock component has a time setting wheel that’s accessible from the bottom if you place it on the side that has the opening, so should be okay =)
Thanks for putting out these projects and filaments. Just started subscription and like them a lot.
Had to set the February Clock project to 98% to fit my bed in the slicer and didn’t want to do 2.5 day print, so designed a different lid and base in freecad that took 15 hours. Not as cool looking, but seems to be working , and I’m learning a lot, so thanks again.
I’m glad you like the UFO David! One of the goals of the projects each month is to hopefully open up ideas in people to do something different with 3D printing besides just pretty models – I love it when people take a project and make something new to fit their needs! Feel free to tag me on twitter https://www.twitter.com/alienslacker or the company on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alien3dus I’d love to see it!