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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Twisted Starminx
Twisted Starminx [message #27608] Mon, 16 May 2011 16:48 UTC
avatar pirsquared  is currently offline pirsquared
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Hello Shapies,

I haven't posted much on this forum, but as this puzzle turned out so well, I decided I might as well show it here too. So without further ado, here is my newest puzzle:

The Twisted Starminx

Check out the Youtube Video!

More information and pictures can be found on the Twisty Puzzles Forum. I haven't yet figured out how to post the pictures here without them filling the whole page, so go check them out there.

This puzzle will be sold on eBay sometime in the next week or two. I will not be offering it for sale in my Shapeways Shop, but I do have 3 other puzzles for sale there.

Enjoy!

-Eitan
 Topic: Which came first, ... ?
Which came first, ... ? [message #27258] Tue, 10 May 2011 15:55 UTC
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Answer: my eggcup ! Very Happy

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Eggcup

[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:59 UTC]

 Topic: I've recently started setting up!
I've recently started setting up! [message #27179] Mon, 09 May 2011 17:00 UTC
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hi!

I've started taking some pictures of my latest products that have just became public

What do you think of the pictures?

Hope you enjoy it!

 Topic: 3D Puzzle: Baseball Strike 2
3D Puzzle: Baseball Strike 2 [message #27117] Sun, 08 May 2011 19:15 UTC
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I printed another puzzle created by Frank Worrell, called Baseball Strike 2 http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~uy7t-isn/Puzzle/555/Baseball/Str ike2/

I have no words to describe how good this puzzle is. It looks great in its assembled state, it is challenging, and the disassembly sequence is varied and entertaining.

Assembled, this is how it looks. It is beautifully symmetrical; it somewhat resembles a baseball, hence the name.

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It takes 19 moves to take out the first piece. Sometime during the disassembly, none of the pieces is in its starting position. I like that Smile

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Here are the six flat pieces plus the frame that encloses them.

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The puzzle can also be assembled without the frame. It still holds together, but it takes only 8 moves to take out the first piece, so it's considerably easier. You could call that "Strike 1", I guess, though I don't know if this is the reason why the puzzle is called Strike 2. When starting from the disassembled puzzle, one could attempt to reach this position before tackling the full puzzle.

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[Updated on: Sun, 08 May 2011 19:15 UTC]

 Topic: Sailor's Wheel / Helm Wheel
icon7.gif  Sailor's Wheel / Helm Wheel [message #27114] Sun, 08 May 2011 15:54 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=9107&private=0Mom loves it and brother kept it without getting upset. I have one gold plated glossy, one stainless and I have three more on the way ; gold plated matte, one in WSF without the inner spindles part to put my brother's picture in, and one in foggy glass. I'll show some pictures later after the next get here. Smile these should arrive Sometime in the next 12 days.

This is made to look like a classic sailors wheel with handles that at full size would be easily handled and are meant to help your hands grip and keep firm a captain's, first mate's, or other crew/ sailor's course and heading from veering. (provided a willing soul mans the helm)

Ofcoarse this is a jewelry, pendant, or decoration sized piece. miniature.

Thanks. Pictures to come soon. Thanks a lot!

[Updated on: Sat, 28 May 2011 19:58 UTC]

 Topic: Custom Dog (pet) Tags
Custom Dog (pet) Tags [message #26991] Thu, 05 May 2011 01:04 UTC
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Got a few more of my custom pet tags in this week. Very happy overall with how they turned out.

I got the first one in a few weeks back index.php?t=getfile&id=8689&private=0 I've made the eyelet a bit smaller one the new designs but I was very happy with the results, especially with the text on back index.php?t=getfile&id=8692&private=0

Got two oval versions in this week.

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I did a quick "dremel" polish to this one. Don't know why the "dot" over the eye didn't print correctly.

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And a quick polish to the reverse side. The text is very legible at this size, but I increaded the size of the font in my co-creator to make sure it prints even clearer.
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These tags look even better in person. As I'm sure you can tell from the photos I've got a real old digital camera that doesn't do too well this close up. I've got several other designs in my shop as well http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bluelinegecko?section=Pet+Tag s

All these designs can double as pendants and come with the free rubber necklace.

[Updated on: Thu, 05 May 2011 01:06 UTC]

 Topic: Dash camera mount - Fixed
Dash camera mount - Fixed [message #26736] Fri, 29 April 2011 14:32 UTC
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I have an HD black box camera for my car. The post connecting the camera body to the mount was always a bit janky and wobbled side to side. I of course kept trying to tighten it until I sheared the two dinky feet off the post bottom.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TbrH8laet4I/AAAAAAAAois/q9aiNPNlSXk/s640/04-29-2011%209.12.13.jpg


Printed a new one in WSF just needs to be shot with black satin spray paint. I increased the ball diameter by 1.5mm and the post was both toughened up and added surface area in case I wanted to glue it. The tolerances were tight enough it snapped into place with no need for glue!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TbrIExbXuEI/AAAAAAAAoiw/b7kfM_vftBs/s640/04-29-2011%209.12.01.jpg


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 Topic: PadFoot for iPad 2
PadFoot for iPad 2 [message #26676] Thu, 28 April 2011 10:11 UTC
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Keeping up with Apple, not an easy job Smile

PadFoot has been completely redesigned to fit the iPad 2. It's been a lot of test models in the making, but it's working really well now.

Actually, having to redesign PadFoot for iPad 2 allowed me to put into place a few ideas I'd been toying with, and I think it's really improved on the original product.
The inclination angle has increased a bit, making your iPad easier to view and interact with; and by modifying the shape to sort of a wedge - a 'logical' shape for the function it performs - the material volume has decreased, allowing me to lower the price. A white version is now $20, a black one $25 - conveniently priced at the minimum order amount.

Product page on Shapeways

Product page at my site

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=146050&f=photos/photo39328.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=146050&f=photos/photo39277.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=146050&f=photos/photo39321.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=146050&f=photos/photo39274.jpg

Enjoy, would love to hear what you think!

Cheers, Michiel


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 Topic: 3D fractal ' Seahorse Twist'
3D fractal ' Seahorse Twist' [message #26412] Sat, 23 April 2011 06:08 UTC
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It arrived...& I finally had some time to upload photos Smile

3D fractal ' Seahorse Twist' available on Shapeways http://shpws.me/19TN


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 Topic: It arrived - sculpture for the word game obsessed
It arrived - sculpture for the word game obsessed [message #26404] Sat, 23 April 2011 00:40 UTC
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My first 3D printed model, "Letterhead" is a sculpture I designed in Wings3d (with a little tweaking in Meshlab), inspired by many games of Lexulous on Facebook with my brother.

I have made a few small changes to the model since printing it, making the neck area less bulky and beefing up the upper arm a little.

It lives in my new shop: here. I printed it in Strong White and Flexible - the details on the brain are very fine so a small wall thickness is advisable.

index.php?t=getfile&id=8458&private=0

 Topic: Mixup Prism
Mixup Prism [message #26380] Fri, 22 April 2011 18:14 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Mixup Prism combines features from Canny Uncube, Mixup Cube, Jack's Cube, and The Senior Barrel. All edges and center can be swapped by turning the middle slice in steps of 40 degrees (=360/9).

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=8415&private=0

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 Topic: Space Filling Polyhedra
Space Filling Polyhedra [message #26370] Fri, 22 April 2011 15:01 UTC
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Hi,

I received time ago two space filling polyhedra, but before showing them, I needed to make some drawings to explain the concept.
So here is the explanation.
You can transform a cube into a dodecahedron by drawing on each squared face a new edge and then pushing it outside the cube.
There is an analogy with a square that you can transform into an octagon by drawing new vertices at mid-edge and then pushing them outside.
Squares can fill the plane and if you tranform one square out of two (checkerboard pattern) you obtain a tiling of the plane made of octagons and another pointy shape (let's call it an anti-octagon).
index.php?t=getfile&id=8413&private=0
In the same way, cubes can fill space and applying the cube-to-dodecahedron transformation to one cube out of two you got a couple of space-filling polyhedra: the dodecahedron, of course, and a pointy shape that we can call an anti-dodecahedron.
Let's stop the explanations one second and see the results.
The dodecahedron:
../modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=223206&f=photos/photo36352.jpg
The anti-dodecahedron:
../modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=223206&f=photos/photo36353.jpg

Now, if you consider that you are filling the space only with dodecahedra (the anti-dodecahedra being replaced by void), you will find that dodecahedra can fill space with a ratio of 90.43% (for reference, this ratio is 74.05% for spheres). Not bad isn't it?
Very Happy

You can also check the video.

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 Topic: Updated Pod à Porter for shuffle 4
Updated Pod à Porter for shuffle 4 [message #26369] Fri, 22 April 2011 14:33 UTC
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Hi All,

Just updated Pod à porter to fit the 4th generation iPod shuffle. Core77 were so nice as to post about it (and they almost got my name right too Smile ). Hope you like!

Product page on my site

Product page on SW


http://www.michielcornelissen.com/pod_a_porter_neckband_for_ipod_shuffle_files/Pod%20a%20porter%20neckband%20for%20shuffle%204%20front%20orange.jpg


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 Topic: Paper Thin
Paper Thin [message #26364] Fri, 22 April 2011 11:46 UTC
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Here's another model I just received generated with a single mathematical expression using the implicit surfaces filter in MeshLab.

The wall thickness on this model is .75mm, but it looks and feels like it's paper-thin. It's 8 cm (3.1 inches).

The model page can be viewed here: Implicit Surface Q at Vertigo Polka.

index.php?t=getfile&id=8406&private=0

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 Topic: Sphere core for Mosaic Cube by OSKAR
Sphere core for Mosaic Cube by OSKAR [message #26133] Sat, 16 April 2011 07:30 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

This a spherical core to improve Mefferts' Mosaic Cube, which was designed by me. This new spherical core fills the cavity completely, making the puzzle more stable.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the core at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sat, 16 April 2011 07:30 UTC]

 Topic: Bramboules by OSKAR
Bramboules by OSKAR [message #26132] Sat, 16 April 2011 06:43 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Bramboules is an invention by Bram Cohen, inspired by the Cmetric puzzle. A gearing system enforces that all balls have to be turned in some direction simultaneously. This makes the puzzle quite confusing. Instead of the conventional way of solving a twisty puzzle part by part, this puzzle requires a holistic approach.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sat, 16 April 2011 06:44 UTC]

 Topic: Star Spray , silver pendant arrived
Star Spray , silver pendant arrived [message #25994] Tue, 12 April 2011 22:44 UTC
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Star Spray , silver pendant arrived - This is in 'silver' not 'silver glossy' . I think I will choose silver glossy in future because the finish on this is very rough (visible sprues etc.)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/180310/pendant___star_spray_. html?gid=sg56271


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 Topic: Futtminx by OSKAR
Futtminx by OSKAR [message #25840] Sat, 09 April 2011 09:51 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Futtminx is a tribute to the brilliant Tuttminx design by Lee Tutt, which has been mass produced by Leslie Lee / VeryPuzzle. The hexagonal faces of the original Tuttminx can only be turned by multiples of 120 degrees. If one tries to makes 60-degrees turns with the Tuttminx, then adjacent turns are blocked. It is not possible to fully unbandage Tuttminx into a doctrinaire puzzle, as Tuttminx is arguably a puzzle that jumbles.

"Futtminx" stands for "Fudged Tuttminx". The corners are fudged into threefold symmetry, where all edges are fudged and made identical. The puzzle has a lot of gaps between the pieces as a result of the fudging. Also, the pieces shift a bit during a turn to make all turns possible, including 60-degrees hexagon turns.

One innovation of this puzzle is that 31 of the centers are bolted from the inside out. This saves a lot of work for placing caps on the centers and it looks better. The 32nd center has a long bolt that bolts the two core hemispheres together.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: Spiky Club
Spiky Club [message #25839] Sat, 09 April 2011 09:46 UTC
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A commission for a tournament trophy for the wargames club, Spiky Club, based in Reading, UK.
I intend to cast copies in resin. Will update with progress.

[Updated on: Sat, 09 April 2011 09:47 UTC]

 Topic: Helicopter Dodecahedron Puzzle
Helicopter Dodecahedron Puzzle [message #25836] Sat, 09 April 2011 00:21 UTC
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This is my first topic here at Shapeways, though I have been a devoted customer for some time here.

I have other puzzles in my shop, but this one is so beautiful and turned out so well I decided it was time to finally post one of my own products. The stickers were of course obtained elsewhere than Shapeways.

It is available for sale in my shop, but because of the triangle limit it must be purchased in three separate files.

You can read more about it and see some more pictures at
Twistypuzzles forum,

Watch a video.

and

Look at the pictures Smile

They are not embedded into the message because they are quite large and I am not very computer literate. Smile

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 Topic: My Favorite Lady ring & Dutch Handcuff Key (SS)
My Favorite Lady ring & Dutch Handcuff Key (SS) [message #25741] Thu, 07 April 2011 00:13 UTC
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My first prints arrived! I ordered a few stainless and a few plastic pieces - surprisingly the Stainless Steel parts arrived first.

They are:

"My Favorite Lady" by Baltimore - http://shpws.me/m0p
I was going to polish this up but the finish as it was delivered looks great and really suits our favorite lady.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5596692016_56519150f3.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5596109339_89646e08a4.jpg
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And a dutch handcuff key (Story here: http://blackbag.nl/?p=940 and file here: http://shpws.me/hnl
I have not tested the actual functionality of this key... I'm a long ways away from Amsterdam and avoid trouble as best as I can, but liked the ingenuity that went into the making of this file, and it makes for a nice decoration on my keychain.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5596692082_d546318cdf.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5596109277_8622eb5ca8.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5596692170_965b4b13d3.jpg

[Updated on: Thu, 07 April 2011 00:21 UTC]

 Topic: Protobot - My first shapeways model
icon14.gif  Protobot - My first shapeways model [message #25722] Wed, 06 April 2011 19:43 UTC
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I'm still figuring everything out here, but so far I'm very, VERY pleased with Shapeways. The model came out exactly as I was hoping.

index.php?t=getfile&id=7993&private=0

Thanks Shapeways!

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 Topic: Heart 2x2x2 Puzzle
Heart 2x2x2 Puzzle [message #25527] Thu, 31 March 2011 23:33 UTC
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I gave this to my girlfriend for Valentine's day (I gave her a better present on her birthday two days before Smile ).
The turned layer prevents identical pieces, which helps makes solving easier that if both layers were at the same angle.
The darker 'Winter Red' looks very nice.

The angle at which the layers are turned is customizable. Buy your own here!

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 Topic: Ankh Pendant in Stainless Steel
Ankh Pendant in Stainless Steel [message #25331] Sun, 27 March 2011 22:01 UTC
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Ankh pendant in stainless steel arrived recently. Small details turned out quite well, I think. The Eye of Horus at the bottom is supposed to have a separation between the eye and eyebrow which is just barely visible here but I expected that since the gap was really narrow.


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[Updated on: Sun, 27 March 2011 22:04 UTC]


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 Topic: Cubed 8
Cubed 8 [message #25326] Sun, 27 March 2011 18:33 UTC
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Some time ago I printed a puzzle designed by Frank Worrel, "Cubed" ( http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=4691&a mp;start=0&), this time I printed its bigger brother, called "Cubed 8" (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~uy7t-isn/Puzzle/666/Cubed8/).

Cubed consists of 6 pieces that form a 5x5x5 cube. Cubed 8 has 8 pieces to form a 6x6x6 cube.

The assembled puzzle has a side of 3.6cm. The pieces don't align very precisely on the exterior, so it doesn't look as elegant as it could.

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The difficulty is much higher than Cubed. It takes a total of 35 moves to take out the first piece, and an amazing 21 moves just to get here:

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The puzzle works fine; it was a bit tight initially, but the excess material came out after rubbing the pieces against each other a few times.
I made the pieces hollow to save on material, using 0.7mm walls, but I think that this way the pieces are a bit too flexible which gives the puzzle sort of a rubbery feel. Here are all the pieces after disassembly:

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 Topic: IX rings
IX rings [message #25322] Sun, 27 March 2011 13:03 UTC
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Hi everybody from Italy!
These are my new rings, designed for the italian studio "Linee in Movimento".
What is your opinion about it?

[Updated on: Thu, 31 March 2011 11:57 UTC]

 Topic: Polo Gears by ALEX AND OSKAR
Polo Gears by ALEX AND OSKAR [message #25304] Sat, 26 March 2011 08:48 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Polo Gears is a puzzle invented by Alex Polonsky. After seeing his prototype, I asked whether I could build my own prototype. This puzzle is turned by turning knobs at opposite sides. Because of Alex' special gearing mechanism, the other knobs turn in opposite directions.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: 2 new rings
2 new rings [message #25297] Fri, 25 March 2011 23:59 UTC
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These are a couple of stainless steel rings I got a few weeks ago. I sanded and polished them with a dremel. I ordered these before the new stainless steel design rules went into effect, now I'm not sure if they would be willing to print the trapezoid ring with such small details.

Offset links ring
http://www.shapeways.com/model/177632/offset_links_ring.html ?gid=ug4247

index.php?t=getfile&id=7781&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=7782&private=0


Trapezoid ring
http://www.shapeways.com/model/177282/trapezoid_ring.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=7783&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=7784&private=0

[Updated on: Fri, 25 March 2011 23:59 UTC]


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 Topic: Inception top, Skull ring, Omotondo
Inception top, Skull ring, Omotondo [message #25130] Tue, 22 March 2011 16:39 UTC
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(Images at end of post.)

I ordered nullnetworks' Skull Ring in WSF for my son (6½ years). I do wish I had something that cool when I was his age! Smile As a physician I have high standards when it comes to body part replicas, and this did not disappoint me. I do not think I could have done it better myself. Price was good too.

Since I have been experimenting with designs of spinning tops, my son is beginning to worship "Beyblade" and I personally find tops cool, I decided to order the Inception movie top replica designed by Roessnakhan, this one in Alumide. Very nice top, spins well and looks good.

I downloaded the 500k faces model Omotondo from Aim@Shape, had to reduce it to 475k faces for Shapeways to accept it, and scaled this scanned wooden sculpture to a much too small size (16 mm) before ordering it in Alumide. It looks nice but the details and the overall impression of the sculpture is lost when it is this small.

I also ordered my own design Second Harmony of the Spheres which turned out to be a less than perfect design. The walls are too thin, it is not stable enough, and I will want more weight in the periphery to make it spin better. Holding it in my hand I also realize it could be smaller and still impressive.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_b-IGKDHEVWw/TYg5rhkVPGI/AAAAAAAADqw/lDo6aKNg1-Y/s720/R0011492.JPG
Skull Ring on middle part of my little finger, does not go any further on me and looks sooo much better on Edvard.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_b-IGKDHEVWw/TYg41ogrBfI/AAAAAAAADp4/qXaoOip4hgw/s800/R0011532.JPG
Inception top

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_b-IGKDHEVWw/TYg4k0W1uvI/AAAAAAAADpo/YwdnoJRSPwY/s800/R0011538.JPG
Omotondo sculpture (Creative Commons license)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_b-IGKDHEVWw/TXUPE7RAjGI/AAAAAAAADmA/YoyiSt-Q8Tg/s640/R0011509.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_b-IGKDHEVWw/TXUOhETLQuI/AAAAAAAADlM/d6X6_-m3MIY/s640/R0011516.JPG

Non perfect top of my design.
 Topic: D6 with tiles
D6 with tiles [message #25102] Mon, 21 March 2011 21:37 UTC
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Other dice arrived.
In Indigo Strong and Flexible.
These ones are regular D6, but the reading of the numbers is quite unusual. You have to count the tiles to figure out what the number is.
There are two variations.
The D6 - Solid Tiles, that looks like a wall of bricks
index.php?t=getfile&id=7708&private=0

The D6 - Framed Tiles, that rather looks loke bars of cage.
index.php?t=getfile&id=7709&private=0
Here you can consider you count the holes on the upper side.

There are very big for dice (3x3x3 cm). Perhaps i should do smaller versions (2x2x2 cm). Let me know if you would like to see such smaller versions.

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So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR
Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR [message #24992] Sat, 19 March 2011 09:09 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Hinged Gift Cube is a variation to the original Gift Cube theme. Will Pulford suggested to add hinges. As the hinges keep cube pairs together, the puzzle is solved like a bandaged Rubik's Cube. This makes the puzzle harder to solve than a regular Rubik's Cube. Once solved, the puzzle can be hinged open. The lid of the puzzle stays with the bottom thanks to the hinges.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=7628&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7629&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7630&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7631&private=0

 Topic: My first colour sandstone :)
My first colour sandstone :) [message #24849] Tue, 15 March 2011 16:53 UTC
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Eyes Die D6

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/eyes-die-d6/images/eyes-die-2-6-sml.jpg
Large image here.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/eyes-die-d6/images/eyes-die-5-4-sml.jpg
Large image here.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/eyes-die-d6/images/eyes-die-1-5-sml.jpg
Large image here.

A cute little solid colour sandstone D6 featuring 'eyes' as spots... get yours here Smile


 Topic: Birthday Barricade!
icon7.gif  Birthday Barricade! [message #24801] Sat, 12 March 2011 20:33 UTC
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I had this ordered for my brother's birthday, and he loved it!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10100459/barricade_3D.jpg

Thanks Shapeways!
 Topic: Mixup 5x5x5 by OSKAR
Mixup 5x5x5 by OSKAR [message #24797] Sat, 12 March 2011 11:55 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Mixup 5x5x5 is a twisty puzzle where many more pieces can swap place than one would expect. The puzzle has 262 pieces, of which 66 inter-swappable "squares" and 72 inter-swappable "spacers" between them. Each "square" can be in any of its four orientations. The name of this puzzle is ambiguous, as there are 9 pieces in a row at the edges. Still, the base puzzle is a 5x5x5. For the specialists: this puzzle jumbles and it is fudged.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=7566&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7567&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7568&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7569&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7570&private=0

[Updated on: Sat, 12 March 2011 11:55 UTC]

 Topic: First Ring in Bronze
First Ring in Bronze [message #24442] Fri, 04 March 2011 07:29 UTC
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Jupp - here it is the first Ring
a little be polished
- with an olivin stone -
not yet embedded -
but i will do it the next time


index.php?t=getfile&id=7478&private=0

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 Topic: Aperture Grille
Aperture Grille [message #24425] Thu, 03 March 2011 21:44 UTC
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I'm very excited because I've just got the delivery of the prototype of a new model I've set up. I already set up a co-creator to 3D print a photo as a halftone grid but for this new one I wanted to see if I could have two photos in one model.

It uses the same principle as an aperture grille CRT monitor.

index.php?t=getfile&id=7460&private=0

The photos are stored as rods of varying length, the two photos are interleaved side-by-side but the grille in front hides one of the sets of rods when you look from one side. As you move to the other side the other photo is revealed.

The photos don't really show the effect that well so I've put a video on YouTube

The model is set up in Processing so I should be able to make a co-creator soon...

 Topic: Wire mesh of your head profile
Wire mesh of your head profile [message #24173] Wed, 23 February 2011 22:26 UTC
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This is the result of a co-creator template that makes a wire mesh whose contour is your head profile at 1:1 scale.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/128281/wire_mesh_of_your_head _profile.html

It was printed in Red Winter S&F. The contour was taken from a side view head photo and the scale was deduced from a ruler put on the sideburn while taking the photo. For the required minimum and maximum diameters of the model, the selected values were 2 cm (tip of the nose) and 11 cm (top circle).

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5438526997_af79e0b0ca_m.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5138/5439120220_1be8f8c945_m.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5438520105_28d79496c4_m.jpg

In the next video you can see the model with the real face:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apTLhVp8Fe0

The model is a little bigger because the reference image was taken with a webcam at wide angle, practice that must be avoided. It's better to use the maximum zoom of your camera.

The second part of the video shows the flexibility of the model, whose wires have a diameter of 1.5 mm.
 Topic: Plastic Cufflinks - First order
Plastic Cufflinks - First order [message #24165] Wed, 23 February 2011 16:33 UTC
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Well, my first set of cufflinks have arrived. I ordered them to test the design and size and to make sure they operated as cufflinks.

I have to say that they work rather well (I am wearing them at the moment).

I also have a set of Stainless Steel cufflinks ordered, so I can see any differences in detail/shrikage etc

I have attached 3 images.

As worn, displayed on a table and my initial design.

The only "issue" I see, is that the text which was fairly thin writing on the button section of the cufflink is not visible. That is due to the printing resolution currently available, so is to be expected.

Over all, I am really impressed.

index.php?t=getfile&id=7267&private=0

[Updated on: Wed, 23 February 2011 16:35 UTC]


regards,

InterSimi
 Topic: belt holder (floral design) printed in stainless steel
belt holder (floral design) printed in stainless steel [message #24155] Wed, 23 February 2011 10:54 UTC
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Just arrived and still a bit hot, I am presenting another belt holder design. The product is printed in bronze infused stainless steel and is suitable for belts measuring 38mm by 3mm. Other dimensions can be made upon request.

See the product page for more info

I don't have a photo of this particular design in use, so in case you missed the earlier design and wonder what it is for, you can find it here

index.php?t=getfile&id=7260&private=0



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 Topic: Artistic Cube by OSKAR
Artistic Cube by OSKAR [message #24055] Sat, 19 February 2011 09:53 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Artistic Cube is a hollow Master Skewb. Half of the pieces are solid, whereas the other half can be looked through. The results is a playful puzzle with some windows to its hollow core.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=7202&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=7203&private=0

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