|A watch for musicians ! [message #66091] Sat, 13 April 2013 15:18 UTC
I have create a watch that does not tell the time, but the musical scales.
The idea is simple : if you place the chromatic scale on a circle, the other scales are just a series of tone or half-tone.
For the major scale : Tone, tone, half-tone, tone, tone, tone, half-tone. We just need to make a figure that represents those intervals, figure that won't vary.
To get all the scales, we just have to rotate the figure, or the chromatic scale, and the figure will indicate the appropriate notes, for each fondamental.
I made a watch on AutoCAD, but Shapeways won't print it until it's strong enough to be printed. Ok, but it's my first 3D printing project, and I want to make the lightest watch possible and I don't know how to do. I tried all the materials, and I increased the thickness of a lot of elements, but maybe an expert in 3D modeling who wants to have a cool watch could give me hand...
PS : the notes notation is the French one, but I will make an English notation version
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|Re: A watch for musicians ! [message #66286 is a reply to message #66261 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 19:11 UTC
Looks good. It needed repairing in Netfabb.|
Before you upload it. Why did you not use the commands I told you about? (facetres = 10)
It will give you a smoother model.
I like the idea of using your own strap on the back. I would use two of these for comfort, maybe on the edges like a real watch.
It uploaded OK. Whether it is printable? You will just have to order it to find out.
If it fails it will be the letters. It might be worth considering the letters being engraved into the surface
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|Re: A watch for musicians ! [message #66287 is a reply to message #66286 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 19:36 UTC
I tried the commands, isolines is quite handful, but I could not see the effect of facetres.|
I suppose it makes the surface smoother on the exported stl, but super curve detail is not a priority for now, but thank you.
Actually I wanted to try with only one strap on the back, just to try.
I discovered one of my friends had a 3D printer, so I will print a prototype before making more changes, and order it with Shapeways, in Alumide.
I uploaded your file too : http://www.shapeways.com/model/1046086
Sorry, I forgot the 2010 version again : https://www.dropbox.com/s/oacf412kyw8wbjj/M7.7-2010.dwg
Thanks a lot Jacant !