There's already tons of Pen Holders on Thingiverse, but I wanted to have one with some organic touch to it.
Thanks Thingiverse for featuring it on ...August 15, 2013!
3d model print parameters
This is a rather long print (12+ hours), with a large STL file (30MB Binary STL). Due to the long print time, I recommend printing it from SD card, ra...ther than via USB. There is also a file **penholder_reduced.stl**. This should help those who had issues with slicing it. It contains the same penholder as the original, but at a somewhat reduced resolution. There is some overhangs and bridging within the thing, that should print just fine. Do **not** print with support, you will not get it out! The print in the picture used PLA filament from XYD (Chinese low-cost material at USD 22/kg), printed on a Rep2 at 220 degrees, Makerware 2.0 "MiracleGrue" slicer, 0.2mm layers, Sailfish 7.3 and 100mm/s. After the first few layers, I increased the speed to 150% Please note that after around 60% of the print, the whole print started to continue printing somewhat offset by 1-2mm. I don't really understand why this is, and I am also not the only one (see the Comments section!).