The March 2019 UFO Mystery 3D Printing Box has landed! This month is themed for St. Patrick's Day. I want to thank Sean (@Artmods_) for designing the box and providing part of the Mothership prize, Dan (@AlkeshOne) for designing the 3D Printable project parts, and Bill (@Bill_Devine) for providing the Haribo Gummi Bears!
Congrats to 3D Medic Vince for receiving the March 2019 Mothership Box!
@alienslacker Well it's that time of the month for the Alien3D subscription boxes so lets see what's inside: 4 Filament samples, lizard, paint, electronic project parts, candy... yum, stickers and what's this...….. pic.twitter.com/WOZt0UPyY7— 3D Medic Vince (@MedicVince) March 11, 2019
The Mothership Box this month contained a 3D Printed Mothership Coin unique to the March 2019 Mothership Box. The Mothership Bonus item this month were a Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt from Sean (@Artmods_), a 15 piece Painting Supplies kit, a Chiller Sipper cup provided by @MommaAlien3D, and a roll of Ranger Green PETG from IC3D!
Congrats to ... waiting on tweet ... for receiving the March 2019 Filaments Only Scout Ship Box!
The Filaments Only Scout Ship Box is given to one random Filaments Only subscriber and receives a unique 3D printed Scout Ship and full UFO box with the projects and accessory for that month!
Coupon Codes / Swag
- LEEEEEZAAARDS!!! Since y'all kept asking for them... Thanks to AlkeshOne, every UFO came with 3D Printed lizards this month! HAHAHA
- Stickers! Printed Solid or SnoLabs
- 10% Off FilamentOne
- 15% Off SnoLabs
- 15% Off IC3D
SUBSCRIBERS! You should see the discount codes below...
Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.
New Subscribers Received:
- Alien3D Sticker
- Mini Glow-in-the-dark Alien or Alien3D Magnet
- Some extra stickers from previous months
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)
PLA Pro Select - Glint Green
Extrusion Temp: 195 to 225C
Bed Temp: 40-60C
Of course with St. Patrick's Day we had to have GREEN! FilamentOne colors and filament types continue to grow, so definitely check them out if you haven't recently!
PETG - Ranger Green (unreleased)
Extrusion Temp: 245 to 270C
Bed Temp: 70C
The second green for this month is a bit more olive drab, and I thought it was awesome. This color is currently unreleased by IC3D, but if y'all like it enough, be sure to shout out to IC3D to make it a production color!
PLA - Gradient
Extrusion Temp: 190 to 230C
Bed Temp: 0-80C
Rainbows are a staple of St. Patrick's Day and Leprechaun's, so I tried my best to bring you all a rainbow!
Well, that's what I intended for anyways lol. Most of your samples should have a gradient of at least 2 colors, some 3, and and some unfortunately probably won't see much of a gradient. It was really a random mix of colors on the spools and I thought overall it was pretty awesome!
PLA - Silk Gold
Extrusion Temp: 190 to 220C
Bed Temp: 0-60C
And of course we can't have the Leprechaun's pot'o gold without some gold! I haven't done a silk filament yet, and looking around at gold filaments, while some had the color, they didn't have the shiny! I found that this color was quite perfect for gold!
ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Set of 5 Colors/Tubes (22 ml, 0.74 oz.), fine tip paint brush, wide tip paint brush
With Sean (@Artmods_) leading with his artwork on the boxes this month, I thought it would be awesome to include paints for the accessory.
Postprocessing and painting parts is almost a must if you do not have a multi-color printer, so I would love to see what you all paint!
I tried my best to provide 5 different colors in each UFO, hopefully y'all can have some fun!
Pot of Gold or Leprechaun Hat Necklace Pendant
Initially I planned on doing a button you could wear, but after discussing it with my electronics people, a 9v battery was required, and I didn't think that the weight of that would be good for clothing. So at the last minute we decided to go with a necklace pendant.
Each design has holes at the top that allows for you to either use a scrap of filament, or a string of some sort to hang the pendant from.
In the UFO, the parts provided are:
- 2" Circular PCB board
- 10 Multi-flash 3mm LEDs
- 5 resistors
- 9v Battery Clip
The project files were designed by Dan (@AlkeshOne). The pot of gold is in multiple files for individual part pieces, while the leprechaun hat takes advantage of his filament swapping method.
Instructions for CURA can be found below, more slicer types to be added.
Starting with Cura 3.4.1 or higher, there is a feature called pause at height. Once you have your file loaded you select extensions, then post processing then Modify G-code. In here you are going to choose add a script, Pause at height. When slicing at 0.2 mm layer height I do pauses at 6, 11, and 16. One key thing here is to make sure you change the Park Print head x and Part Print head y, I prefer 0 for both but which ever works for you. Also the Standby Temperature and Resume Temperature make sure you set to the temperature you are printing at.
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