Penny Ballista Fail

download Still using the demo spool of recycled ABS supplied to me by Filabot. When this print doesn’t fail it creates a Penny Ballista that’ll easily launch Abe across the Oval Office.

I left my Replicator1 unattended for a few minutes and came back to this. This fail isn’t due to any flaw in the filament– if you look closely you can see that the texture of the filament’s very even. Unfortunately, robots don’t do what we want them to do, they do what we tell them to do, and the slicing step of this print went to Wallyworld at some point.

I’ve been having this problem with some models sliced in MakerWare lately; it doesn’t seem to want to add a solid bottom layer to some prints. So I hopped back to ReplicatorG and it sliced just fine; see my previous post.

2 thoughts on “Penny Ballista Fail

  1. Joe Sadusk

    I am a developer on MakerWare and I am working to figure out why the slicer behaved the way it did on this model. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions on how you modelled it.

  2. zheng3 Post author

    Hi Joe! I emailed you privately about this. I’m interested to see what we can come up with.


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