We've been thinking about rockets and spaceships this week at 123D and we had some cool glow-in-the-dark filament for a Makerbot Rep2, so naturally: GLOW IN THE DARK SPACESHIPS!
The models came directly from the 123Dapp.com gallery, and the planets, end caps and filament points I quickly modeled in Tinkercad. Because the rockets were taller than would fit on a Makerbot, I imported them into MeshMixer to chop them in half witht the Slice tool. Slicing them also allowed for printing without support material. With a little Krazy Glue, you get more size options.
If you want to make this yourself, you can try downloading more and different rockets. We've collected together a bunch of really varied rocket designs. ( <- click to see the collection and download!)
The trickiest part of a mobile is (perhaps obvious) is the balancing of all the elements - both physically and visually. I printed a couple different sizes of rockets and planets, with varying infills so that I would have options when I started assembling it. Only after printing the last rocket did I realize I could have just modeled the eyelets, but there you have it.
In total, the project cost about $15 in parts and materials: monofilament, eyelets, dowels and krazy glue.
This is a perfect weekend project - and the glow-in-the-dark filament is available from Makerbot. See the whole project here on 123dapp.com. What are you making for SPAC3D?