Skull Crawler Desk Pal

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Intro: Skull Crawler Desk Pal

I asked my 4yr old daughter to draw me a "monster" picture and I would try to 3D sketch it and then 3D print it out for her...  Somehow we ended up with this thing after 3 different and very abstract crayon drawings.  To give it a bit of utility and offer some reason for desk placement at work I designed 3 holes in its back for pens and such.

Its a pen holding "Skull Crawler" when on it's legs but viewed from the top or turned on its rear (back forward) its a happy snow man; spin it around and you have an angry Tiki statue (or so I've been told)...

Basically, if your desk isn't already a cluttered mess; and one of your personal goals is to have a cluttered desk then you might like this  light utility, random child art to help you obtain your goals.

You can grab our 3D model here: http://www.123dapp.com/123D-3D-Model/Skull-Crawler/618438 and use the free 123D app by Autodesk here: http://www.123dapp.com/123d to mod if you like and then export to your preferred format for 3D printing; here is a sample workflow I have used  at home designing and printing with great results: https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-workflow-for-3D-design-in-Sketchup-and-3D-pr/

Skull Crawler is designed to print on any 3D printer; just position him on the build plain with his back down for an easy ~2hr print!

Instructions:
  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Put pens in it
  4. Creep yourself out!

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    megadutymikeasaurus

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Found some images on my cel phone from our "monster drafting workshop" and uploaded them. It took a lot of dialog and interpretation talks to arrive at the final model but she feels like she designed it and that's all I was after! Please don't laugh at my "artistic" renderings; I'm not so hot with the hand drawn stuff and especially in Crayon. :)

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    mikeasaurusmegaduty

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    That's amazing! I like the idea of turning creative kid drawings into something like this. Thanks for sharing!

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    megadutymikeasaurus

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Sure! I know I took a picture of her while she was drawing (I'll search my phone) and I'll see where she "filed" her drawings in her room (she runs a fairly tight ship for a 4yr old).

    It was printed in "natural" ABS which is basically white. The reddish area is just shadow captured by my cellphone camera. If you print in natural/white ABS you can take a Sharpie of any color and go to town on customizing your object after printing.

    I also designed a filament color tower that I use to color the ABS as it is pulled into the extruder to give color tints using 2 Sharpie markers while printing.

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