These will have 2 or 3 parts, with a bat, the back cover and an insert (to be printed in clear or possibly glow PLA). The insert may be optional but I need to see how it looks without the insert to know for sure. The larger version will require some M3x6mm screws (yeah it's a weird size but an M3x10 may work if a nut is added as a spacer. As always, I will post this up to Thingiverse when it is ready, and I'm putting a rush on this since Halloween is right around the corner.
Update 10/18/2021: I think I have the designs finalized and have printed a couple of tests, but I still need to re-print everything to verify things work, so I will end up with a couple extra bats. My test print of the ghost failed about 80% through since I had to use ABS and it popped off the bed (it was the only type I had in clear), but I got enough printed to confirm it will work and looks really cool with the LED inside. I will reprint it with a brim next time. The models should print with minimal supports, though obviously the Jack-o-Lantern will need some, it should not matter how ugly it looks inside (real Jack-O-Lanterns are stringy inside anyway :D). I expect it will be the end of the week before these are tested and then I will post them up.
These will need Black, Orange and Clear filaments (or they could be painted). Clear is a requirement however since the LED's need to be able to show through the material.
The pic below was a test of the smaller bat, the larger one will be 1.5x as large and I have made a few changes to the design as well (but the changes won't affect the overall appearance).
- 0.24mm layers (0.4mm nozzle)
- 2 walls
- 3 top and bottom layers
- 24% gyroid infill (with 3 gradual infill steps at 1.5mm each)
- speed 70mm/s
- supports (56% overhang)
If it checks out I will post it up ASAP so folks can get them printed before Halloween. I plan to enter it into the Halloween contests at PrusaPrinters and Instructables too. I will post links for all the sites this is posted to once the models are all tested and ready to go, and would appreciate any votes given.
These are also entered in the Halloween contests at both sites. If you make one please post your prints to either of those sites. I plan to upload this to thingiverse soon.