Manic Miner Willy

Posted: Dec 03, 2014

Here is a familiar character from the 1980's: ZX Spectrum game Manic Miner. In the game, you needed to guide Miner Willy (the character we have printed) through twenty caverns of increasing difficulty.

When designing our character, we created a single "box" shape, and this would represent a single pixel of our character. We simply copy and paste the box for every pixel in the bitmap. This works great on smaller bitmaps, though on larger images we need something better.

Manic Miner Willy: Individual Pixels

Here is our character, with all the pixels merged into one model:

Manic Miner Willy: Pixels merged

Printing our character is straight-forward, though getting him off the build plate can be a challenge. In this model, we can use the filter tool in the 3D design package to round off the edges, making the character easier to get off the plate with a knife or spatula.

File Download

Click the link below to download the file(s):

Manic Miner Willy Model: (11.00kb)

We provide all files as-is, without any kind of warranty, for use in your own personal projects. They may not be redistributed or sold without permission.

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WesleyJan 16, 2017 01:03

I love manic miner thank you so much for making this figure I got one and I love it too bits it's so cool how you make some of these things

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