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Dragon Die [message #46665] Mon, 09 April 2012 01:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar WillLaPuerta  is currently offline WillLaPuerta
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I've been working for the last three days on a six sided die that transforms into a dragon. It's made of a whole bunch of pieces that are meant to snap together with ball joints and hinges. It's probably the most complicated thing I've designed for Shapeways so far, so I'm very unsure of whether or not it will actually work when I get to printing it out. Here's a link to an animation of how it should work if it does:

http://youtu.be/x4K5KJW3mgs


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Re: Dragon Die [message #46671 is a reply to message #46665 ] Mon, 09 April 2012 08:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brillant!
Let us know how it comes when you get it printed!


So many things to design, so little time...
Re: Dragon Die [message #46678 is a reply to message #46665 ] Mon, 09 April 2012 13:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks like it'll have to be a big die?!


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Re: Dragon Die [message #46692 is a reply to message #46678 ] Mon, 09 April 2012 16:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, at the moment it's about an inch and a half each side, but I don't know if it will need a larger size to function.


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Re: Dragon Die [message #48884 is a reply to message #46692 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 00:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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OK, I tried a smaller, simpler, and cheaper design with similar joints to many of those used in this design. It failed miserably but think I learned a few things from my mistakes and adjusted the model appropriately. To test it out I ordered just the head, jaw, and part of the neck. It works!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/102134/IMG_0618.JPG

I guess I'll order the rest of it next and see how it all works together.


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Re: Dragon Die [message #48930 is a reply to message #48884 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 18:09 UTC Go to previous message
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snazzy. i like the concept.

 
   
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