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3D Print Jail Cell Model – Preprint

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I will be printing out 2 Jail Cells to go beside each other in the diorama I have in mind. It measures about 9 inches wide and deep and about 9.5 inches high. I’ll be using your standard 1.75 mm filament on an Ender 3 pro. Yes, I am still sport’n the Ender 3.

Some of the highlights of this 3D print include a fully functional opening cell door. Also, a locking mechanism that I am hoping will print in place.

As I get better at modeling for print, I’ve realized the importance of connection points. This model should connect relatively well with minimum glue applied. For the door hinge, I am using a nub joint. This is the first time I will be trying this type of joint. The reason I chose this joint is that I can print each section with the connecting solid. So one side will be the door while the other prints with the front cell piece. And then coming together at the hinge points.

The locking mechanism is the same type you see on fence doors. The piece inside slides up and down to lock it in place as well as left to right to engage the lock. I am crossing my fingers on this one. A part of me is saying that this piece may be too small.

I am planning on starting this print tomorrow morning. If everything goes as planned I should have a full build by the end of the week.

Further, plans are to model a cot to put inside the cell as well as a toilet and sink.

As always, once this is in my hands and working I will share the STL files here.  If you are interested in this project, click the notification button at the bottom right of your screen. You’ll be notified when a new post has been posted. Thanks and have a fantastic week!

On a side note, if anyone out there has something they would like to see me model and print, send me a message.  I am always on the look out for new projects I can complete and share!

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