1) what model of iphone 4 / 4S / 5
2) normal or sturdy
3) geometric pattern design for rear of case
On thingiverse you can choose to publish and share what you customize.
check out the file for the 3D print at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:102910
I made it at Techshop http://techshop.ws
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Step 1: Digital File View
TIP: you can import an STL file directly into Pronterface if you accept only the default slice settings.
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Step 2: Print Error. Faded Look
TIP: It is best to reload the file if you encountered printer errors based on experience
Other things to consider when you print is faded
Is the nozzle clogged ?
is the print platform level ?
is your tape clean ?
Step 3: Starting the Print
A few items to consider
this print does not use a raft layer and therefore might have some early errors with PLA not staying in place
many of the areas printed in the first layer were "dragged" into other layers in the final print
TIP: even if you encounter some error initially and are not printing a professional item you can allow the print to finish and it will smooth out the print as it prints more layers on top. This does leave hard plastic though that could scratch you or your device and must be removed with wire cutters or by sanding.
Step 4: Print Restarted for Best Results - More Layers
TIP: When choosing a geometric layer pattern for the back you get to choose how many sides and a few other geometric pattern settings that can make your case a one of a kind design.
Step 5: Making It Sturdy and Printing the Sides
Printer settings are best learned through printing multiple models and testing out the results by changing the settings. When doing test it is best to print something that completes in 10-20 minutes rather than a file like this case which took 52 minutes to print.
TIP: Many times when slicing your STL initially it is good to use default settings to get an idea of default model quality.
Step 6: A Great Print With a Few Minor Errors - What to Pay Attention to When Printing
When you are printing it is important to watch the first few levels and to check on your print every so often. On a print like this you will not be able to resume from an error and something small in the beginning can ruin the entire print. The overall print here came out well, but the 1st few layers had some issues and produced the sharp PLA slices on the bottom inside and outside of the case.