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I have a shiny new 3D printer and am starting to think if these is any cool props I can print

Does anyone else on here have one or have any cool props they have printed?
 

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Yep.

Frightshow has done a 3D Printed mechanism for a static BB-8 prop and I have a variety of things I'm working on. You can have a look at my Thingiverse Halloween collection, though it is a bit sparse at the moment because I'm not done with a lot of stuff (I need to prioritize designing and printing some stuff for Dragoncon, since that happens first).

In addition to what's posted there, I'm working on multiple additional finial designs; some bases and LED mounts for my PVC candles; further parts for my flying crank ghost; and -- while they aren't really props -- enclosures for the PC power supplies I use for my Axworthy, my LED lighting, and the four banger parts that I've ordered. Eventually I'm planning to do decorative trim for tombstones and candelabras and such. I've considered printing parts for cable controlled puppets (hand controls and armatures) as well.
 

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Yep.

Frightshow has done a 3D Printed mechanism for a static BB-8 prop and I have a variety of things I'm working on. You can have a look at my Thingiverse Halloween collection, though it is a bit sparse at the moment because I'm not done with a lot of stuff (I need to prioritize designing and printing some stuff for Dragoncon, since that happens first).

In addition to what's posted there, I'm working on multiple additional finial designs; some bases and LED mounts for my PVC candles; further parts for my flying crank ghost; and -- while they aren't really props -- enclosures for the PC power supplies I use for my Axworthy, my LED lighting, and the four banger parts that I've ordered. Eventually I'm planning to do decorative trim for tombstones and candelabras and such. I've considered printing parts for cable controlled puppets (hand controls and armatures) as well.
WOW! You guys are taking this stuff to another level! I can see all the minds getting crazy creative with these printers. I was wondering if you were able to print broken gears and such? From animated props that have broken or stripped. Do you need the original part to do that kind of stuff? Or maybe the plastic motor case for the cheapo talking skulls. The 20$ ones you see in stores around Halloween. Or a mounting plate for the inside of a 3axis skull? Not that I need any of it I'm just thinking out loud. Heading over to thingverse to look around.
 

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The 3d printer opens up so many options for creating, fixing, or adding to existing props. I've fixed some small components and didn't need anything more than a set of calipers (to measure) and the free software Tinkercad. I have some new parts to upload including some star wars helmets as well. Think of the costume and prop possibilities!
 

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I was wondering if you were able to print broken gears and such? From animated props that have broken or stripped. Do you need the original part to do that kind of stuff? Or maybe the plastic motor case for the cheapo talking skulls. The 20$ ones you see in stores around Halloween. Or a mounting plate for the inside of a 3axis skull? Not that I need any of it I'm just thinking out loud. Heading over to thingverse to look around.
Conceivably, yes, you can do all of that. As Frightshow says, you mostly just need good measurements/reference. The original part is usually best, but you can potentially do it entirely from drawings/photos and getting the measurements from the parts it connects to. There's a lower limit on how much detail this type of printer is capable of, so fine tooth gears might be a problem, but there's no problem with gears and housings in general.

About to run out the door, but here are a few more things to look at that I've seen: Animatronic eye mechanism, Frightprops enclosures
 

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Just took a shot of the "greeblies" I'm printing for my speederbike prop - gun parts, flap hinges, hose clamps, control surface knobs, screw heads, etc. I designed all of this stuff (not a 3D artist) in the free software Tinkercad and printed it out during the evenings last week.

Next step, is to apply a coat of thin epoxy to seal them and cover up the printing grain so I can then start priming and painting them.

Viola! Instant parts for something not commercially available.

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Conceivably, yes, you can do all of that. As Frightshow says, you mostly just need good measurements/reference. The original part is usually best, but you can potentially do it entirely from drawings/photos and getting the measurements from the parts it connects to. There's a lower limit on how much detail this type of printer is capable of, so fine tooth gears might be a problem, but there's no problem with gears and housings in general.

About to run out the door, but here are a few more things to look at that I've seen: Animatronic eye mechanism, Frightprops enclosures
I like that PWM box. I could use two of this for mine.
 
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