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My Upsetting 3D Printing Experience

3D Selenus Style Chess Piece STL File Image

This is what would have been my 3D print experience… but thanks to things outside of my control that shall not be named (UH THANKS CORONA! YOU SUCK!), I was unable to retrieve it. So, yes my pretty little chess piece is sitting at the 3D printing space in Cox Hall… unfortunately.

As you can see, my print would have been a chess piece. Not just any chess piece though, but a Selenus chess piece which comes from the Selenus Chess Set which is  the most elegant classical chess set styles in use before the standardization of chess pieces. I chose to use this as my piece because I never seen a chess piece like this before. I know I am not the biggest fan of chess, but I know the chess pieces I have used never looked like this. I don’t know… this chess piece looks so elegant (maybe it is just me), and I was really intrigued by it sort of.

Hopefully, I can eventually retrieve it so that I can customize it (maybe purple with some blue clouds since those are my favorite colors?). I really wish Corona just goes away! I was really bummed that I was not able to have the full experience with 3D printing given that it was my first time, but I can always try again in the future (right?). But yes, this is my not-so successful 3D printing experience. Until we meet again chess piece!

You can find this chess piece STL file at:

Unnamed Goose Miniature

Since I'm making all of you do some 3d printing, I decided to do some too. I brought a group of .stl files to the TechLab on Tuesday afternoon, then picked up my completed prints on Thursday. The image at the top of this post shows my Unnamed Goose along with a one-eyed raven (the wizard in my D&D campaign has a raven familiar). Die included in photo for scale.

I also printed a giant elk and a couple of other miniatures for my D&D game. Note that these are straight off the printer, so there are still supports attached. The TechLab can help you clean up the supports or provide cutters to do so yourself. I'll bring mine home and do that this weekend, then paint them hopefully sometime soon.



When all is said and done, the unnamed goose will look something like this.

I also printed pieces which I will assemble into a dice tower. I downloaded the .stl files from Lau85 on Thingiverse then did a PLA print of the 6 pieces of the tower. I need to cut out some extra supports between the balusters on the gate at the bottom and I'll probably paint it because they printed one piece in white and the rest in black. Then I'll use the empty bottle from a 1.5L soda to make the transparent cylinder of the tower.


When it's all done it should look something like this.