3D Printing "Baby Yoda" from The Mandolorian

Yesterday I printed a fun thing I found on Thingiverse, it was Baby Yoda from The Mandolorian Star Wars tv show (link to thing here). the first time I printed it I had scaled it down so small that it only took twenty minutes to 3D print, the next time I scaled it up and it took two hours to print, the end result was pretty good so today I painted it the colors of Baby Yoda. These are the settings I used:

Infill: 20% 

Supports: Yes

Layer Height: 0.2 

at the time that I am writing this, I am printing Baby Yoda's little floating crib!

(Above: My 3D print)

(Below: Baby Yoda)

Analog Stick for Xbox 360 Controller

Last Sunday I 3D printed a thumbstick for my Xbox 360 controller, a thumbstick is, as Wikipedia puts it: "An analog stick (or analog stick in British English), sometimes called a control stick, joystick, or thumbstick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input." A thumbstick is a piece that is on most video game controllers that you move around to control the objects in the video game. My thumbstick on my controller had a bit broken off of it, and it sometimes hurt when I pushed it up every time that I played a game. Then I decided to print a new one on the ender-3, I found one on Thingiverse (Here), so then I downloaded the STL file, uploaded it to Cura, then saved the data to the sd card and started printing. When the print was finished, I noticed that the supports were a little stronger then I had expected. But I was able to take off the supports using pliers, after that, I took apart my controller and was switching them when I realized that I needed to make the hole on the bottom of the thumbstick bigger so I can attach it on. I spent another ten minutes trying to drill the right size hole, once I had gotten it to fit I put the controller back together, and another problem came I needed to sand the side part down more so that it made it easier for me to move it around. Once I had done that, I tried it out, and it worked pretty well! I am excited to use the 3D printer for other parts I may need in the future.

(Above Xbox one controller thumbstick)


About a week ago, my brother gave me his 3D printer. I had started printing some tests, and then I printed started to print mask relief straps, mask relief straps are straps for when you are wearing a mask that goes around your ears it sometimes hurts your ear, so these are for the back of your head here is the model for it on a 3D printing website. But when I printed some, the problem was is that it was meant for people who have a lot of hair on the back of their heads; otherwise, it slips down. But I looked around a little more on Thingiverse, and I found a remix of it with a comb, Here is the model for that. The next day my Mom had needed me to print about 100 of them for the masks that she is selling. So I started printing but, the 3D printer that Nicholas gave me could only print one at a time and it took 40 minutes each so my brother Nicholas brought over his other 3D printer the Ender-3 and I started printing on there. I print about 25 mask relief straps a day. Here is a timelapse of the ender-3 printing mask relief straps: