Step 2: 3D Print

I 3D printed the part on an Objet printer (the grand prize in the Make It Real Challenge!) and fit a straw on it to make sure it was the right size (see the image above).  The fit was good; secure, but easy pulled apart.  However, I decided that the size of the connector was a little too large and decided to go back to the drawing board (AutoCAD) before printing more.  Stay tuned for more updates.
<p>This is cool and I was actually thinking of trying to make the same thing like the Strawbees connectors. Thanks. When I imported to TinkerCAD, it made it super small. Can you tell me the actual outside dimensions of your product? :)</p>
I'm just getting into 3d printing,so I'm not sure how to download your files. When I try they turn out to be a text file or html ,depending on how I try. Can I save them as TXT &amp; rename them to the proper extensions later ? I don't have a printer or software at this point but want to save the files for future use. Appreciate any help. TKS!
try opening the stl with a program like mesh mixer (free, open source).
Awesome! So what does a finished sculpture look like once it's done?
Thanks! I've posted a few more parts, you can check out some of those pics. I'm still trying to get a few more connectors printed so that I can make something large, but I will definitely get some pictures of the finished product posted later this week.

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