Make these five 3D printed Halloween decorations

Five 3D printing projects for Halloween

Five 3D printing projects for Halloween
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With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques.

Halloween 3D prints

1. The ghost emoji

Ghost Emoji

This model is a quick print and can easily be attached to a smooth surface with some double-sided tape.

Emoji Ghosts in glow in the dark

Printed in luminous green PLA (polylactic acid) filament from eSun, you can find the model for it on Thingiverse.

2. Trick or treat sign

Trick or Treat sign

This is printed in lime green PLA filament from MatterHackers at 125% to have better and cleaner details, compared to the same details on the original model listing on Thingiverse.

3. Glow in the dark haunted graveyard

Glow in the dark graveyard scene

This fun little diorama took a little more work to create, but was interesting to put together. The green terrain was printed in green nGen filament. The gravestones are dark gray nGen. The ghosts and glass are luminous green PLA filament.

2nd Glow in the dark graveyard scene.

I used some short lengths of 22-gauge solid core wire with black insulation to affix the ghosts, and to bend them into different shapes. I also used CA (cyanoacrylate) glue to attach the stones to the base, to lock the wire into the holes in the stones, and the holes in the ghosts.

Ghosts glowing brightly

You can download the model for this 3D scene from Thingiverse.

4. Ghostbusters

This print was a great way to experiment with two-color prints. I set Cura (3D printing software) to pause at a given height, swapped the red nGen filament out for some white nGen filament, and then resumed the print. Now I have one logo for the old movies and one for the new release.

You can find this model on Thingiverse.

5. Makies jack-o-lantern

I printed a remix of the Makies jack-o-lantern that allowed me to have a different color peduncle and snap-off lid. The body of the pumpkin was printed in nGen orange and the peduncle is in nGen green.

Jack-O-Lanterns

You can find the model for this project on Thingiverse.

If you print any of the above models make sure to post them on Thingiverse or in the comments section below. Also let us know if you have some other Halloween-themed models that would be fun to print and experiment with.

Happy Halloween!

Reposted from TinWhiskerz with permission.

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Bill Rainford - Technologist, Maker, Engineer, Teacher, Author, Blogger, Traditional Woodworker By day I am a software engineer at Red Hat. By night I am a hardware hacker experimenting with my Arduino, Trinket, Photon and Raspberry Pi By weekend I am a joiner working on timber frames and traditional woodworking projects. I also teach traditional woodworking at the North Bennet Street School in Boston (America's Oldest Trade and Craft School www.nbss.edu) and at the Boston...