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New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18333] Sat, 25 September 2010 18:41 UTC Go to next message
avatar chris89  is currently offline chris89
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This is the first time i tried to make something that should work mechanically. Luckily the clearances were big enough and everything worked!
I reused the bodies from the old birds as they were my design, and tweaked them for more stability. Everything now stands quite well.

They're for sale in my shop (might have to browse through the pages): http://www.shapeways.com/shops/chrisbense

which one is your favourite?

deskfanbird: http://www.shapeways.com/model/153324/deskfan_bird.html?gid= ug16491
http://i52.tinypic.com/jrxj82.jpg

It actually rotates when you blow into it
http://i52.tinypic.com/devjfc.jpg


clothespinbird: http://www.shapeways.com/model/152700/clothespin_bird.html?g id=ug16491
http://i56.tinypic.com/j8of3d.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/wsmk8.jpg


scissorbird: http://www.shapeways.com/model/154248/scissor_bird.html?gid= ug16491
http://i54.tinypic.com/atvv36.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2mwc6rq.jpg


spyglassbird: http://www.shapeways.com/model/154005/spyglass_bird.html?gid =ug16491
http://i56.tinypic.com/2qar960.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/2rnxaaf.jpg
(the minimum clearances dont allow for a very tight fit, which you can see in the last picture. But it does stay in place and can't fall out)

speakerbird: http://www.shapeways.com/model/152670/speaker_bird.html?gid= ug16491
http://i54.tinypic.com/54bc9.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/dz81fd.jpg

Unfortunately i dont have a video camera, as soon as i have one i will make some videos of the birds in action.

Thanks to Whystler for giving me some of the ideas.

[Updated on: Wed, 29 September 2010 16:29 UTC]

Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18335 is a reply to message #18333 ] Sat, 25 September 2010 19:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Inlite  is currently offline Inlite
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Very cool!I designed some similar models last year but with humans. They look like the sort of thing that could go well as designer toys Smile
Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18336 is a reply to message #18335 ] Sat, 25 September 2010 20:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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Very cool! I love that you were able to make them with moving parts.

I think the scissor face is my favorite one.

I agree with Inlite, they totally look like something I would find in a designer toy shop.


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Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18338 is a reply to message #18336 ] Sat, 25 September 2010 20:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh, look at that, the telescope can collapse and extend!


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Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18376 is a reply to message #18333 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 17:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Noodles  is currently offline Noodles
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Nice! I like the clip-bird (wonder why Razz)
Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18384 is a reply to message #18376 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 19:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Robin075  is currently offline Robin075
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Its just GREAT! I like the clothespinbird the most.

I dont know why, but when I see the birds, I must think immediately of MTV, they always got this kind of creatures in there commercials.
Very Happy

[Updated on: Sun, 26 September 2010 19:54 UTC]

Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18499 is a reply to message #18384 ] Tue, 28 September 2010 17:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar chris89  is currently offline chris89
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thanks for the replies guys!

interesting point about the designer toys, pherhaps if the finish is a bit more smooth they could pass as a DIY model. I'll do some tests Smile

I have to say good job to shapeways for always delivering. I wasn't sure at first wether or not these things would work.

Noodles: haha after uploading these i remembered your awesome shark and croc pins! I love em.
I think the clothespin bird is my favourite as well, but i'm most happy with the fanbird actually working.

Inlite: Your models were awesome, i'd love to see some more done in the same style.

still working on finding a videocamera.
Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #18581 is a reply to message #18333 ] Thu, 30 September 2010 10:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jeff  is currently offline jeff
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wonderfully playful designs with a nice dose of function thrown i there, for some at least. like you said, video of the movement action would be great!

also love the coloring in your renderings, just how some o the connecting details pop when contrasted between white and green, miss it a little bit in the 3D prints.


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Re: New Toonbirds arrived ! [message #19202 is a reply to message #18581 ] Sat, 16 October 2010 01:33 UTC Go to previous message
avatar chris89  is currently offline chris89
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a really bad video, but it does show the movement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq6IOrw8ga0

 
   
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