Intro: Custom 3D Printed Jack O' Lantern
I will teach you how to make any custom image into a spooookkkyy Jack O' Lantern!
Have you ever seen those amazing designs on your neighbors' pumpkins? Well now, you can beat them with ANY design you desire.
Step 1: Materials
You will need
- Candle/ Light Emitting Object
- Pumpkin Carver
- Any image that you want on your pumpkin
IMPORTANT: You need a 3D Printer for this project, any color filament should work.
Step 2: Download Application
In order to do this project, you will need an application that will convert your image to a 3D printable image.
Here is one option: DOWNLOAD – http://www.imprimindo3d.com.br/download/Setup.exe
Step 3: Open Your Image
You might need to change the language:
Go to: Iniciar
Hover over: Idioma
Now simply open your image!
Generate your 3D file and save it.
Step 4: Making the File
- Go to 3D STL
- Input a height and width that will fit into your pumpkin
- Generate the 3D image
- Download your STL
Now put your file into your printer software (I'm using Cura for this part)
Make sure the height of your model is at least 4 millimeters.
Now you can Print!
Step 5: Cutting the Pumpkin
Measure the dimensions of your object with a ruler onto a string.
The string allows you to measure your object accordingly on a curved surface.
Mark the pumpkin!
Step 6: Marking Pumpkin
Complete all 4 corners!
Step 7: Cutting Pumpkin
Cut the top of the pumpkin with your carver!
Step 8: Empty Out the Pumpkin
Empty out all the seeds and guts of your pumpkin.
Bonus: You can create some pumpkin seeds with this recipe
Step 9: Cut the Four Corners of Your Pumpkin
Cut the corners carefully!
Step 10: Insert Your Image!
Place the image into your newly cut out pumpkin.
Note: You may need to adjust the canvas you cut accordingly to fit your image.
Step 11: Place the Candle Inside
Grab a lighter (With adult supervision if needed!)
Simply place the candle/ light up device in your pumpkin carefully, on a flat surface.
Ignite the candle!
Step 12: ENJOY!
You now have an awesome custom-made Jack O' Lantern! Prepare to amaze people on October 31st!