Introduction: 3D Cardstock Printing Without Printer

Picture of 3D Cardstock Printing Without Printer

Can we print a 3D object with no 2D or 3D printer at all ? With no third party online service ?

Cheap ? And time consuming like if you build it from scratch ?

Maybe we can try at least :) Here is a solution for you ;)

We will need :

1. An internet connection with a computer or tablet

2. Slic3r software program

3. Cardstock like cereals box about 400 microns thick

4. A paper pencil

5. A paper sheet Glue

6. A lot of time :)

That is all folks ! Let's print something :)

Step 1: Download Your 3D Model

Modeling a 3D model is possible but not always really easy. Here we are going to use an online 3D object head

Step 2: Reduce and Slice Your 3D Model

Picture of Reduce and Slice Your 3D Model

Here you will need the software program Slic3r, to reduce and slice your 3D model.

To reduce :

  • Press Add select head_with_eyes_rectificada.stl
  • Then Object - Scale - Uniformly and 50 percent
  • File save head_with_eyes_rectificada_50percent.stl

To slice :

  • In Printer Settings - Nozzle diameter : 0.5
  • Then File Slice To svg
  • Choose head_with_eyes_rectificada_50percent.stl
  • Then head_with_eyes_rectificada_50percent.svg

Step 3: Copy and Cut Each Slide

Picture of Copy and Cut Each Slide
  • Drag and drop head_with_eyes_rectificada_50percent.svg
  • Copy each slice by transparacy with a pencil on a paper sheet
  • Then glue the paper sheet on the cardstock
  • Cut each slide following the pencil lines

Step 4: Glue Each Slide From Up to Down

Picture of Glue Each Slide From Up to Down
  • Here is the low tech 3D printer : a box of cereales ;)
  • On the left corner is two slides one with six previous slides and the last one
  • So then you add an other slide at the bottom
  • You adjust on the corner the previous slide and the new one
  • Glue the both together
  • Then take the upper slide off
  • And again with the next slide
  • Go Go Go

Step 5: Admire Your Artwork :) or Not ;)

This is the end my friend :)

You can practice more with that better explanation than mine :)

Thank you for your time :)


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-11-28

Clever way to make 3D prints

About This Instructable



Bio: libre animated dolls - building dolls can be fun ! donate with amz gift mail on lianidolls at gmail dot com ! thank you so much :) More »
More by lianidolls:3D cardstock printing without printer
Add instructable to: