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Robotic Animals and Deceptive Boxes [message #24536] Mon, 07 March 2011 14:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar Cradders  is currently offline Cradders
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The 'Blitz Panther', a cat robot that was featured in the February 2010 Shapeways newsletter is now one of a collection! Now available are:

The 'Wolverex', a wolverine-type robot and the Blitz Panther's biggest rival:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Stompy1/photo_34253_shapeways.jpg
http://www.shapeways.com/model/220150/fearsome_rival__wolver ex_.html?gid=sg29760

The monstrous alligator-type robot, 'Protogator':
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Stompy1/photo_34299_shapeways.jpg
http://www.shapeways.com/model/220565/monstrous_tyrant__prot ogator_.html?gid=sg29760

And the stealthy swallow-type robot, 'Demonwing':
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Stompy1/DWpreview2.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/model/221949/stealthy_fighter__demo nwing_.html?gid=sg29760

And for those of you with no interest in robot statues, also available is the brand new 'Eyebox'. An unusual container for jewellery, keys, coins or stuff that with a quick twist will open in a most unexpected and pleasing way.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Stompy1/eyeboxes.jpg
http://www.shapeways.com/model/221521/eyebox.html?gid=sg2976 0

A mini version is also available:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/Stompy1/minieyeboxopen.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/model/221552/mini_eyebox.html?gid=s g29760

Find all these products and more at my re-launched shop, 'Cradder's Misc.'
Re: Robotic Animals and Deceptive Boxes [message #24592 is a reply to message #24536 ] Tue, 08 March 2011 17:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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These are incredibly cool!

I was wondering how smoothly the eyebox cases open and close though, since I imagine SF might cause some friction.


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Re: Robotic Animals and Deceptive Boxes [message #24611 is a reply to message #24592 ] Tue, 08 March 2011 18:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Cradders  is currently offline Cradders
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Thanks! I've built the larger Eyebox a couple of times now and it runs quite smoothly once it has been cleaned out. It 'sounds' a bit rough, but the movement is smooth enough. It's visually interesting whether you choose to open the box quickly or slowly - when slowly opened, you can see the lashes sliding over each other, when quickly it's almost instant. You hear a 'snapping' sound as you open it quickly which is quite pleasing!

 
   
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