Rapidprototyped Weighted <DEL>Companion</DEL> Storage Cube

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Introduction: Rapidprototyped Weighted <DEL>Companion</DEL> Storage Cube

I modeled it in SolidWorks and used the rapid prototype machine at school to make it. More info on the 3D printer can be found here

Full sized photos can be found at my flickr album

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I uploaded the .sldprt and .stl files for the project in this forum post. For those of you who do not have SolidWorks, you can get the e-drawings file (wcc.exe) instead. Just download it and open it - no special programs needed.

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    That brief moment when you nerd out and say to your self out loud "XD"!!!
    VERY NICE I FRIGGIN WANT ONE NAO BUT DOESNT HAS A 3D PRINTER WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    http://www.shapeways.com/

    You can order 3D prints from here!

    Did anyone else notice the print head has an Aperture on it?

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    Yeah, and is there is GlaDOS in the background

    does anyone know how expensive 3d printers are?

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    the main page is extremely confusing, do you know if there is any forum or reprap for dummies page?

    omg that was odd idk why but it was like watching an episode of look around you

    here and here are some good ones, but they are crazy expensive.

    be able to go to my high school is sweet. we have a prototyping machine just like that one, a sand protoyper, and the largest frekin printers that ive ever seen like 4 to 5 feet wide. what class did u do this for?

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     my high school has a 3d printer and a 3d mill :D

    I did it in my 'manufacturing process' class in college.

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    so that printer thingy makes 3d objects? anyhow i favorited it

    Never played Portal, and couldn't care less about the premiss of the companion cube, but this rocks. Very cool idea. Too bad 3D printers are so expensive, still... hmmm. You, sir, recieve the Rock Lee thumbs up for this. lol

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    scientists rigged a normal printer to print with bacteria and now they're trying to use 3d printing to print human hearts etc.

    Thanks. You really should try Portal - best 2 hours of gaming I've had in a while and easily in my top 5 best games ever.

    omg it is awesome! too bad not everyone can do such an amazing FUNCTIONAL Aperture Science Weighted Companion/Storage Cube xD

    Zorink, I love the slide show. I actually work for Dimension 3D Printing and am amazed at what the printers can do. Right now I am printing a model of the Ra VII the Solar Car from Principia College that took 2nd place in the Solar Challenge. If you can design it, these printers can typically build it. Thanks!