3D Printable Brutalist kitchen timer
To print a Brutalist kitchen timer, you will need access to a 3D printer and a design file for the timer. Here are the steps you can follow:
Find a design file for a Brutalist kitchen timer: You can look for free or paid files on websites like Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory, or Cults 3D.
Download the design file and open it in 3D modeling software like Blender or SketchUp to design the timer. You will also need slicer software, such as Cura or PrusaSlicer, to prepare the 3D model for printing.
The 3D printer: that can handle the size and complexity of the model. The type of printer you choose will depend on your budget and preferences. Some popular 3D printer types for home use include FDM/FFF (Fused Deposition Modeling/Fused Filament Fabrication), SLA (Stereolithography), and DLP (Digital Light Processing) printers. They use a filament to build the object layer by layer. SLA and DLP printers use resin and light to create high-resolution prints, but they are more expensive than FDM/FFF printers. The printer should have a minimum build volume of at least 150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm to accommodate the timer’s size. Additionally, the printer should be capable of printing with a layer height of at least 0.2mm to ensure a smooth and accurate print.
Materials: such as PLA or ABS filament, to print the timer. Lastly, you may need post-processing tools like sandpaper or paint to smooth or color the final print.
Export the design: STL file, the format most 3D printers use. Start the printing process and wait for the timer to be printed. The time it takes to print will depend on the size of the timer and the complexity of the design.
Finished printing: remove it from the printer and clean off any support structures or excess material using a pair of pliers and a knife.
Assemble: the timer according to the design instructions. This may involve snapping or screwing together different parts of the timer.
Test the timer to make sure it works properly. You may need to troubleshoot or adjust the design if there are any issues.
Check the design file for any errors or issues that could cause problems during printing. Ensure the design is scaled correctly and that all the parts fit together properly.
Enjoy your new Brutalist kitchen timer!
Hackaday, 2 April 2023,