An emotional roller-coaster ride ends on a metaphor-busting high note! This Saturday, I finally managed to assemble the Thing-O-Matic kit I got as my Christmas present this year. Saturday – it was assembled! Such anticipation and elation! Sunday morning – despair! Error reports and fruitless forum searches. Monday – relief and excitement! We got it all working, and a day of prints both successful and hilariously disastrous.
My fourth print is above – a sturdy egg cup for holding a tasty breakfast egg for dipping toast soldiers in. I didn’t have an egg cup, so this is the most practical print I could think of making – and it’s my own model too! I modeled it in SketchUp, exported to an stl, and it printed over the course of an hour and a half. It was much more successful than my previous egg cup attempt, which was ambitious, detailed, and beautifully disastrous.
The Basic Egg Cup model is available over at Thingiverse.