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A Crash Course in Post-Production


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I don't think you'd call it a 'wild' post-production feat, but recently I painted my chain maille dice bag with silver acrylic - it took some 28 days dipping the bag in diluted paint 3 of 4 times a day!
#1 Paul King (Homepage) on 2011-04-08 07:12 (Reply)
Can you share? Where did you source the USB guts?

Thanks from Texas!
#2 dhawktx on 2011-04-08 12:24 (Reply)
USB drive designs are pouring into the gallery! This would make a great add-on piece. For an extra $5 or so they'd add a lot of value.

Fantastic finishing feats? Well, more than once I've had to give a client a model hot out of the oven that's not done curing (but is lovingly packed in wax paper and foam). From there I can only hope it's not sticky by the time they have to go through airport security.
#3 Aaron Trocola on 2011-04-08 12:27 (Reply)
+1 to this

If the source is plentiful and Shapways buying power good, maybe another item for combinatory manufacturing (or supplied with printed parts for a DIY build)
#4 Paul King on 2011-04-08 13:13 (Reply)
A fibreglass brush (,6564.html ) and a #11 Xacto blade do a great job removing the powder from cracks and crevices.
#5 GWMT on 2011-04-11 01:36 (Reply)
I'm with the above comments - I'd like to know where the naked USB's can be bought, and it would be fantastic as a combinatory item.

#6 Glenn Slingsby on 2011-04-11 12:25 (Reply)
@GWMT do you think that would work even if you can't see the space you're cleaning?

This whole raw USB drive thing is causing a bit of stir, and I can see why. Let me fish around and see what info I can dig up for you guys. ;-)
#7 ana on 2011-04-11 13:33 (Reply)
ana, it would be GREATLY appreciated! I've wanted to make a series of artful thumbdrives, but until now I've had to buy cheap thumbdrives and try to pop the case off, with mixed results.
#8 Donna on 2011-04-11 14:17 (Reply)
I did find some uncased 8GB Samsung USB drives... the part number seems to be common to RS and comes in at £22 to £25 (+VAT) per unit depending upon the quantity ordered - this is more than double the price of a ready made cased 8GB Samsung drive :-(

Please let us know where you got them from :-)
#9 Paul King on 2011-04-11 15:32 (Reply)
@ana: try using a piece of wire (like a bent paperclip) to clean out the pocket the USB fits into. Alternately have Duann redesign the part so you can access the innards for easier cleaning (add some slots or holes so you can see and clean out the offending spots); maybe make one side of the USB cavity a separate part that is snapped or glued in place.

If you find a USB drive that can be added to a part order please consider making a 3D model of the USB drive available for download so designers can build their cases for a perfect fit.
#10 GWMT on 2011-04-11 19:48 (Reply)
Hey guys, I've been talking with the team about providing USB drives, and it looks there are some good possibilities here. I'll report back soon, hopefully with good news. :-)
#11 Ana Hevesi on 2011-04-18 21:42 (Reply)

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