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My Prusa i3 MK3 Timelapse Mod


For a long time now I've always wanted to produce some of those super cool 3D printing time lapses. Last weekend I decided it was time to do it. The project turned out to be a complete success and I learned so much valuable information in the process. I've learned the basics of Fusion 360 and how to write my own custom g-code.

The purpose of the video below is to share what I've learned, so that you can achieve the same results. I hope you find it useful.

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Download The Parts

I have decided to make the parts open source. I have uploaded the models to my Thingiverse profile (formats: STEP, STL and F3D).

Link To Files:


Recommended Print Settings

Recommended PETG:

I highly recommend that you print the parts in PETG. This is a strong plastic, and given that Prusa printer parts are printed in PETG by default, it seems sensible to follow suit.


  • 0.2 mm layer height, infill 20% GRID. Material: PETG.

  • Extruder parts MUST be printed in BLACK PETG.

My Camera Setup

I use a Nikon camera, so I use the 'SHOOT MC-DC2 Timer Remote Shutter'.

Remote Shutter: 




Thanks for reading.

Happy Printing :)

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