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Printing a Glowing Star for My Kid

tag: learning 3D printing

The idea is that he drew a star by hand and I will create the associated 3D model.

That should not be a big deal, according to


The star drawing is there.

First, let’s clean it and add some alpha.

It does not need to be perfect, just enough clean to let me see through it to construct my star.

I used a simple cylinder to make the hole.


Then, its time to make a first try, printing the first half of the star.

Then, mirror it to get the second half.

The result looks great! And once glued together.

The star is ready.

To be noted that I did not manage to remove the brim so I decided to leave it that way. I rationalized it by saying it was part of the star.

The star is ready to be offered.