Dec.6, 2012

Thingiverse user pleppik designed a 3D printed advent calendar which has a box for each of the 25 days in December through Christmas. And inside each box there is a small 3D printed "gift". Finally the boxes could fix together as Lego to form a shape of a Christmas tree.

Each day from 1st of Dec to Christmas pleppik will upload the design of a box, up to now he has posted 7 of them. And he needs some great ideas for the rest of gifts - so if you have any, don't hesitate to tell him in the comments.

Here are 3D prints of each day's parts until now:

1. Day 1: An unopened present laying at the bottom of the Christmas tree.

2. Day 2: Part of the base of the tree, another wrapped present.

3. Day 3: A toboggan - "Just watch out for the trees at the bottom of the hill."

4. Day 4: Star Wars Holiday Special

5. Day 5: A toy train - This model will require some support to print.

6. Day 6: Snowman

7: Day 7: A candle to light the dark winter nights. - "I printed this using Octave's orange glow-in-the-dark filament, so the candle will even put out a little light."

Finally the 7 days calendar: - cool!

 

 

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llewellyn falco wrote at 1/11/2014 5:05:20 AM:

Bill never delivered any of these, took the money and ran (claimed bankruptcy). You can see the whole thing here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wjsteele/ultra-bot-3d-printer/comments personally, I lost $1,100 on this scam. sad to see he's trying it again :-(

m wrote at 1/2/2014 8:06:20 PM:

Oh dear before you commit to this, please see the Kickstarter discussion on Bill, and the pi-maker http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wjsteele/ultra-bot-3d-printer/comments

Seth Swanson wrote at 11/3/2013 8:00:48 PM:

I was one of the Kickstarter backers for this project. Originally we backers paid for something called the Ultra Bot ( http://www.kickstarter.com/pro... ) At the estimated time of delivery for the Ultra Bot - Nov/Dec 2012, This printer, the PiMaker was announced instead. I paid for the top tier pledge of $1449.00 for one of the first ten fully assembled and ready to print units to be made. Over a year later I have not received anything to date, while many others have received non functioning parts & assembled units. His website is offline, and he's not returning emails or calls. If you have purchased one of these units, be sure to ask for an in-person demonstration if you can, to ensure it's functionality before accepting it. The design looks fantastic, and may turn out to be a good printer in the future, but be VERY careful if you're considering paying for one.

Seth Swanson wrote at 10/29/2013 4:15:42 PM:

I was one of the Kickstarter backers for this project. Originally we backers paid for something called the Ultra Bot ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wjsteele/ultra-bot-3d-printer?ref=live ) At the estimated time of delivery for the Ultra Bot, This printer, the PiMaker was announced instead. I paid for the top tier pledge of $1449.00 for one of the first ten fully assembled -ready to print - units to be made. While Bill Steele has sent both parts and full units (most not functioning) to other backers, over a year later I have not received anything to date. His website is offline, and he's not returning emails or calls. If you have purchased one of these units, ask for an in-person demonstration if you can to ensure it's functionality. The design looks fantastic, and may turn out to be a good printer in the future, but be VERY careful if you're considering paying for one.



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