In my "Laser Cut Cardboard Nomad Space Probe" instructable
, I showed how I used Autodesk Inventor
to design a replica of the Nomad space probe from the Star Trek episode "The Changeling
" and how to make a 3D model using 123D Make
and laser cut cardboard. That model was fun to make and is a great decoration but it's rather large. I decided to try my hand at using a 3D printer to make a couple of smaller plastic models of Nomad. It was straightforward and the results were pretty good. This instructable describes the process.
The first photo shows the large (4.75") model, the second photo shows the small (2.75") model, and the third shows them together.
I made this at TechShop