Tetris1

In November I attended the BitsEvent, mainly known for its retrogames area.
I saw an interesting Tetris composition, as decoration for home or maybe to play with.

Tetris BitsEvent

And I thought, yep, I can design and 3dprint one for me!!

A 3DPrinted Tetris!

So once I finally changed my nozzle for an all-metal, I put hands on.
The nozzle works really well, glad that I made the change. I had not printed continuously for so long in a long time 馃榾

First I designed the different pieces of the tetris. I based model on the official website.
And decided to go for a 2 cm side cube as the building block.

With MOI (Moment of Inspiration) it was really easy. I built the base cube, chamfer it and then started piling them to build the different patterns.
Array function works like a charm for this.
As the end result I got this.

MOI screenshot

MOI run on Linux over Wine. Does not look that pretty as on windows

You can find the 3D models in my Youmagine account. I took the commitment to move from Thingiverse to Youmagine, but I still have some things to transfer 馃檨

 

And then it was time to squeeze my 3dprinter!!!
I did not have all the colours needed, but I had samples from different businesses that I had for testing (RedResins and 3DFilamentos). So used those to at least make different colors.

Thanks also to my colleagues from Tresdenou for sharing the green filament. I needed this one to make it more colorful at least 馃槈

It will be nice to get the original colors, but it is not my case. White, grey and black are not in the Tetris palette which follows the typical eight color palette that we had in the 8-bit computers: green, red, cyan, magenta, blue, yellow, orange.

 

 

Tetris1

The result is really nice. You can play with it and organize into different shapes, or game states.

Tetris2

A good option to continue with this project is to build some sort of enclosure so it gets more stability to use it as a decoration object at home.

And as a geeky thing people coming to visit can play with!!

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