It’s Super Meat Boy! I love this game and I love the character as well. My wife was the one who created this model in ZBrush Core. She started with cylinders for the body and limbs and just started sculpting to get the shape, and then added in the details of the face.
After that I imported it into Meshmixer. I used the plane cut tool to cut off a little extra on the feet so he would stand on his own. Then I sent it over to my printer and printed it out (settings below).
Finally my wife painted it up using a combination of spray paint and paintbrush techniques. I describe it in more detail in the video and I’ve uploaded the full painting video as well, if you’re interested in that.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!