3-D Printed Buttons

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Today I used the Replicator 2 which is a 3d printer to make some buttons.

I used this download by mar-x on Thingiverse to make them and played around with scale.

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The ones on the right are the ones I printed first at a scale close to the original design.  I scaled up the buttons on the right just to see how that would turn out.  It took a total of 1 hour 4 min to print four buttons at that scale, which did not include another hour of troubleshooting the machine since there was a clog with the filament…

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The holes in the center were designed so you can do a 14 segment display!  Above is a quick pouch that I sewed up to see how the display function would work.  🙂

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