Inverted Buddha Marcus Aurelius

PUBLISHED ON 08/19/15 BY Zheng3
PRINT DIFFICULTY: advanced| PRINT TIME: medium| MULTIPLE PARTS: YES| SUPPORT MATERIAL: included| SEE ALL PRINT PARAMETERS
Recently an old pal of mine offhandedly mentioned on Twitter that boy howdy would he like a Standing Buddha Marcus Aurelius for his living room.

You'd be scraping support plastic off the underside ... [READ MORE]of this model for days if you printed the original, but thanks to a little trick I picked up at the Make: Magazine 2015 Digital Fabrication Shootout the need for support is much, much reduced.

All's you gots to do is rotate the model roughly 225° so its feet are pointing skyward and manually put in a few supports in your software of choice. This technique should work for many humanoid models.

I also added a circular base. A little super glue or epoxy should hold things together.

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Allows the buyer to print up to 100 copies for home use only. Purchasers cannot distribute or sell the printed items and they cannot distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print more than 100 copies they must buy multiple licenses.
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Allows the buyer to print up to 1000 copies for business distribution purposes. They cannot sell the printed items and cannot distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print more than 1000 copies they will have to buy multiple licenses. Ex: A small business wants to print and give away iPhone cases as promotional items.
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Allows the buyer to print up to 2500 copies of this sweet design and to sell those prints for whatever price their heart desires. They do NOT have the right to distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print and sell more than 2500 copies they will have to buy multiple licenses.
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

PRINT PARAMETERS

  • PRINT DIFFICULTY: advanced
  • PRINT TIME: medium
  • SUPPORT MATERIAL: included
  • MIN # OF EXTRUDERS: 1
  • LARGEST PRINTABLE PIECE: 10 x 10 x 10 (mm)
  • SCALEABLE: YES
  • MULTIPLE PARTS: YES
  • FINISHING TIME REQUIRED: NO
  • RECOMMEDED MATERIALS: NONE LISTED