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I enjoyed watching this time-lapse video of a MakerBot Replicator printing a Yoda bust, from BusyBotz. Time-lapse is a great way to capture the magic of a 3D printer on camera. I like the specs at the beginning of the video, presented in the original Star Wars opening crawl style, as well as the fun and interesting facts sprinkled throughout the video (“This is a good example of a 10% honey comb infill”). The same printout done in .1mm layer height and .2mm layer height are compared side-by-side, so you can see the difference.

It’s funny that I came across this video today, because yesterday MAKE intern Eric showed me that he had printed out the same Yoda Thingiverse file, using the same color filament!

Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.

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  1. I’m confused.. was it a 50% infill like the crawl said or a 10% infill like the tidbit (and it looked like)?

  2. honestly, thats not very impressive, IMHO. Have a look at this prints:
    The speed of 30&50 mm/sec is extremely slow, other printers can go up to 80&180mm/sec. Also a layer height of 0.1 is not special nowadays either.
    For a nice timelapse see:

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