I was planning on hacking together a 3d model of the reddit alien. It's something I want to cast in metal and sell on Etsy at some point.
I came across a model that someone had made on thingiverse. There's 2 stl files, one solid, and one hollow. Is it possible to convert an stl file into something the cutter can handle?
I forgot to say a bunch of us stood around until about 11:30 watching the cut out of the reddit alien. It cut better than I would have thought on the front, but had an overzealous roughing pass on the back, and that didn't go so well. I'm planning to make a rotary axis for my router so alignment isn't so problematic, which should help a lot. At any rate the little guy is sitting in the hollow of foam he was cut from on the router. I forgot to take a picture.
How big is he supposed to be? I adjusted his thickness to the thickness of the foam, so he ended up about 2 1/2" tall, unfortunately the antennae was a casualty of the process.