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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Hollow Skewb by OSKAR
Hollow Skewb by OSKAR [message #20427] Fri, 12 November 2010 09:15 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Hollow Skewb is a cube-shaped twisty puzzle that is completely hollow inside. The puzzle has the geometry of a Skewb puzzle. The puzzle is constructed by taking a Minimal Twist puzzle and adding eight shallow pyramid-shaped plugs. Frank Tiex and Carl Hoff came up with the suggestion to add plugs.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Mon, 15 November 2010 18:41 UTC]

 Topic: Diagonal Cube Puzzle
Diagonal Cube Puzzle [message #20183] Sat, 06 November 2010 23:22 UTC
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This is a famous puzzle designed by Stewart Coffin 40 years ago. Wood copies must be made with great accuracy and have become sought-after collectors items selling for several hundred dollars. This leads to the current state of affairs where many people have never even seen this excellent puzzle. I had never seen one, so I exported the pieces from BurrTools and printed out a copy. Now anyone can order an inexpensive copy of this puzzle. Meanwhile serious collectors I am sure will prefer the wood versions.

index.php?t=getfile&id=5804&private=0

Six pieces, all different, assemble into a cube with side 32mm or about 1.25 inches. The markup on this item is only 22 cents. I dyed my version in three colors for a multi-hue look where the same color doesn't touch in the final cube. You may notice, though, that this makes it (slightly) easier to solve the puzzle.

index.php?t=getfile&id=5801&private=0

Here is a link to the model page. I plan also to make a smaller version which will be about $15.

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[Updated on: Sun, 07 November 2010 00:20 UTC]

 Topic: Space Stations and a couple of Rockets
Space Stations and a couple of Rockets [message #20114] Fri, 05 November 2010 00:58 UTC
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Valhall Station (grey, designed to look like a station on the cover of a pulp SF magazine) and Olympus Station, a slightly more realistic one.
Plus a Zarthaan Super Battle Rocket and a revised to correct turret cannon thickness issues War Rocket Achilles.index.php?t=getfile&id=5753&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=5754&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=5755&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=5756&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=5757&private=0

 Topic: New rings in SS
New rings in SS [message #20008] Wed, 03 November 2010 08:07 UTC
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This time i had to wait a little bit longer, but the support team was very supporting.

This is a new product in my jewelry-shop.
You can order this with your own text, just like the generators on shapeways, but it's not an automated process. Godd old modeling every single time Smile
index.php?t=getfile&id=5724&private=0
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What you think?

It looks quite rough on the photos but it looks more shiny in real life, as it is quite small. The inner diameter ist just 16mm.

And another customizable ring, that i did not polish yet. It's even smaller.
index.php?t=getfile&id=5726&private=0

Cheers

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 Topic: my "cell cycle style" ring...
my "cell cycle style" ring... [message #19954] Tue, 02 November 2010 08:52 UTC
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hi all...

i got my "cell cycle style" ring in sterling-silver and WSF.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1217/5123804798_2de5d369b5_z.jpg
Ring by eok.gnah, on Flickr

i designed him with the brilliant cellcycle tool from n-e-r-v-o-u-s system.

i am very happy how he came out in silver.
and you can bet.. my gf is too, because she got him as a present.. Wink

it looks like "shapeways" liked the ring too, because they put up a picture of him on flickr before he was sent to me!!!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/5120370373_3228c8de8c_z.jpg
Silver 'Cell Cycle' variant 3D printed by Shapeways by Shapeways:, on Flickr

Smile
...eric1000
 Topic: Faux Animal Claw Pendant
Faux Animal Claw Pendant [message #19897] Sat, 30 October 2010 18:27 UTC
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My Faux Animal Claw pendant arrived recently. It is 3cms in length, printed in stainless steel. Some dremel polishing on the "claw" part.

Glenn

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 Topic: Custom Pendant in SWF
Custom Pendant in SWF [message #19896] Sat, 30 October 2010 18:20 UTC
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This arrived some time ago, just got around to posting pic's. It was a custom pendant designed for a company. 11.5cms in height, printed in SWF. This took me quite a while to do and the "swirly bits" on the text are quite flexible!

Glenn

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 Topic: Rocky in green WSF
Rocky in green WSF [message #19891] Sat, 30 October 2010 13:38 UTC
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My first try with green WSF Smile
He's name is Rocky, and.... well, he's just a rock Smile

http://www.shapeways.com/model/135737/rocky.html

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 Topic: Fairly Fudged by OSKAR
Fairly Fudged by OSKAR [message #19888] Sat, 30 October 2010 10:37 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Fairly Fudged is based on the same strange geometry as the Fairly Twisted puzzle. In this version, also the pentagonal face can turn. This required a bit of fudging, hence the name of this puzzle.

I made the puzzle as hollow as I could, as Shapeways still charges per printed volume.

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

Enjoy.

Oskar

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 Topic: Coasters of iPhone Apps
Coasters of iPhone Apps [message #19833] Fri, 29 October 2010 10:59 UTC
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Hey Shapers

Here are 2 pics of my Coasters of iPhone Apps in Full Color that arrived to customers.

I want to point out that the white is back ! meaning shapeways apparently listens to the community and looks like have perfected the wax coating process so the model's white color doesn't turn into off-white after waxing.

This is a very important issue - with a real white background all shades and colors look much more amazing.

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If you want your own photo,pic,cartoon on a single coaster try this - Print-A-Coaster


Cheers,
Dizingof

[Updated on: Fri, 29 October 2010 12:18 UTC]


http://www.3Dizingof.com
 Topic: My awesome demonic skull ring!!!
My awesome demonic skull ring!!! [message #19748] Thu, 28 October 2010 03:15 UTC
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This is awesome!!! it finally came in the mail!!! i almost couldnt handle it how slowly that UPS guy came to my house...Gee Wiz!! it looks really good! and fits my finger i measured. its a size 10 BUT i made it so the teeth hang over the actually ring part. so it kinda like...bites your finger i guess and digs into your skin a little. (doesn't hurt) but i thought it would be cool to do that. heres some pics.

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af224/kyleschreur/IMG_0223.jpg

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af224/kyleschreur/IMG_0218.jpg

thanks Shapeways!!! will do this again Wink
 Topic: Normandy Townhouse
Normandy Townhouse [message #19666] Tue, 26 October 2010 16:50 UTC
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My first work. Stunning service by shapeways !! After I´ve got the 3D-Prints, now I see that I have to change my construction. It´s not viewable in 3D construction. I have to learn, but it will run in future !!

http://www.najewitz.de/bilder/haus1.jpg

http://www.najewitz.de/bilder/haus2.jpg
 Topic: Bram's Square by OSKAR
Bram's Square by OSKAR [message #19557] Sat, 23 October 2010 11:40 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Bram's Square is an idea by Bram Cohen. Take a 3x4 rectangle of which each of the 3x3 sub-squares can be rotated. Well, actually, Bram wanted a 5x6 rectangle, but even a 3x4 would already be extremely difficult to solve. The movement is slide-turn-slide-slide, repeat ...

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: Snowflake Ring
Snowflake Ring [message #19520] Fri, 22 October 2010 07:46 UTC
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I finally got around to ordering a few things, including my snowflake ring ( http://www.shapeways.com/model/68226/snowflake_tea_light_rin g__bigger_.html?gid=ug28511). This is the larger one that I made when I realized that the original wasn't going to quite fit around the tea light holder I wanted to use. I still need to put a protective coating on it - I'll probably try Future floor polish, as recommended by a Shapie elsewhere.

index.php?t=getfile&id=5571&private=0

Gillian.

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 Topic: world's smallest Rubik's Cube
world's smallest Rubik's Cube [message #19461] Wed, 20 October 2010 19:46 UTC
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online press has a lot to write about my puzzle;)
grigorusha Microbic
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=95671&f=photos/photo16570.jpg
http://www.shapeways.com/model/95671/microbic.html?gid=sg270 16

You will find the articles here:
http://www.google.ru/search?q=world%27s+smallest+Rubik%27s+C ube

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/smallest-rubiks-cube/
http://gizmodo.com/5662784/solving-the-smallest-rubik-cube-i n-the-world
http://gizmodo.com/5665530/making-a-rubiks-cube-smaller-only -makes-it-harder-to-solve
http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/worlds-smallest-rub iks-cube-gets-taken-for-a-spin-20101014/
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/10/tiny-fully-functional -rubiks-cube-smaller-than-a-thumbnail/

[Updated on: Thu, 21 October 2010 05:24 UTC]


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 Topic: Ceramicwombat Golden Dice
Ceramicwombat Golden Dice [message #19390] Tue, 19 October 2010 14:00 UTC
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Absolutely marvellous-looking dice from ceramicwombat.

The thorn dice set with decader and pinwheel d6 & d20, all in gold.

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And together with a non-printed regular D10 to give you an idea of the size.

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Three black dice bags came with the order as well. Only the pinwheel D20 (bottom right in first picture) might need some colour so the numbers stand out a bit more.

The thorn set is polished, the pinwheel dice are not - the difference is not very remarkable.

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 Topic: Spiral Flower with loop arrived
Spiral Flower with loop arrived [message #19234] Sat, 16 October 2010 19:33 UTC
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My Spiral flower in alumide: http://www.shapeways.com/model/160783/spiral_flower_with_loo p.html?gid=ug48669
http://www.shapeways.com/model/160780/spiral_flower.html?gid =ug48669
It even arrived sooner than the announced 10 days. I'm very happy Very Happy
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 Topic: New Escher knots
New Escher knots [message #19219] Sat, 16 October 2010 11:15 UTC
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Some Escher knots have arrived: 3 types in 3 sizes. More pictures in my shop.
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 Topic: AntiCube by OSKAR
AntiCube by OSKAR [message #19154] Fri, 15 October 2010 12:52 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

AntiCube was suggested by Jason Smith. It has the geometry of a square antiprism. Some fudging was needed to make everything fit. This twisty puzzle has ten turning faces: two square and eight triangular. It has only edges, that turn over and under each other in unexpected ways.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: Birthday Jewelry
Birthday Jewelry [message #18879] Sat, 09 October 2010 19:48 UTC
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I created and ordered a jewelry for my mother's 60:s birthday. It's roughly 5 by 6 cm.

I ordered it in bronze. The results were good! I should have ordered it in stainless steel instead because it looked a bit too yellow for my taste. Smile

index.php?t=getfile&id=5403&private=0

I did find an error with my print. On the backside (thankfully!) there is a sort of "gutter" (don't know a better word, sorry) that goes along almost the while back. It's about 3 mm wide. Thankfully it's on the back so it doesn't matter for this jewelry. It's just something that maybe should be noted? I don't know the reason for it.

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 Topic: Gear Shift by OSKAR
Gear Shift by OSKAR [message #18867] Sat, 09 October 2010 09:48 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Gear Shift is based on an idea by Bram Cohen. This puzzle has eight gears around a cube. All gears can turn together. But it is also possible to pull the gears apart in two sets of four. Each set of four can be turned individually. And there are three ways to split the gears. The object of this puzzle is similar to Rubik's Cube: scramble it and then try to solve it.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: Buncha Dice!
Buncha Dice! [message #18847] Fri, 08 October 2010 16:15 UTC
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OK, got the first prints of a bunch of my dice. Some of them have already been redesigned and the new versions ought to arrive today, but the pictures are at least close.

First, a d12 made from the compound of 5 tetrahedra. Just fine the way it is. The picture doesn't properly get across how cool things look in Alumide:

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My open d20 in WSF. Also not the greatest picture.

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My whole set of Rattling Bones dice. A near-success. The new ones come in today. I hope to fix the one wireframe that didn't stay free:

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My 12-sided round die needs some work on the inside, have to see if I can get it to land with one face up all the time. It's fairly good at it, but not quite good enough.

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And the round d8 also needs some help. Additionally, it came packed with support powder, which I'm slowly managing to get out. Poked a paperclip wire through all the pips, blowing into it, bouncing it around—word to the wise: white strong and flexible is also quite bouncy!

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There's even more, but I'll wait on those and try to get the new versions up when they arrive.

 Topic: Mobiuses and necklaces, oh my!
Mobiuses and necklaces, oh my! [message #18707] Tue, 05 October 2010 01:47 UTC
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So, I had a few designs I was exited to see print because I didn't know how they would turn out... And, once again, Shapeways has exceeded my expectations!

First up is the Interlocked Mobius: three double-sides mobius strips interlock with each other, inextricably intertwined:

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This was a two-fold experiment: First, I wanted to figure out how to make a mobius strip in Blender. What I ended up doing was taking a cube and extruding it, then rotating the extrusion a little... then repeating until the total rotation was 180 degrees. Then I created a curve circle and applied a curve modifier to link my extruded model to the circle. A few tweaks and VOILA! A mobius-type ring. Second, I was just playing around with orienting objects in 3d space so that they would print separately. It was a huge success, and the loops are all separate from each other, though permanently intertwined. It's kind of a pointless model, but it would make a unique necklace.

My next model is a Chunky Mobius:

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This happened by accident while scaling and tweaking the main component of my Interlocked Mobius. I thought it looked cool, and what do you know? It looks really cool in transparent detail! I will wash it later; there seems to be a slightly waxy coating on it, and there's a touch of detail material stuck inside, but that's to be expected since it's kind of small and hard to clean.

Finally, the pride and joy of this order, my Sun, Moon, and Stars:

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As you can see, the sun is a little broken at the top, but I think it gives it character, don't you?

I carefully designed this to barely meet all the minimum thickness requirements, instead of my usual, clumsy process of modeling first, measuring later. After all, I'm hoping to sell some of my models, eventually. I gotta have a more professional attitude, huh? Enough rambling. I was a little afraid this would turn out quite fragile, considering the loops are only 1mm thick... but, it's holding together quite well.

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Overall, these models were a huge success. 3d printing -- it's AWESOME! Thanks once again, Shapeways, you have one satisfied customer!

Now, if only I can hold in my impatience until my next order arrives...

[Updated on: Thu, 07 October 2010 16:36 UTC]


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 Topic: Jumblix by OSKAR
Jumblix by OSKAR [message #18633] Sat, 02 October 2010 10:12 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Jumblix is another exercise in jumbling. It looks like two Megaminx halves fused together after a 180 degrees turn. A bit of fudging was needed to make this design work.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: d1000 Spinner
d1000 Spinner [message #18482] Tue, 28 September 2010 10:31 UTC
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It's finally here!

The spinner works great, even though I did a little sand papering to optimize spinning. Fixed a few geometry issues on the model and it's ready to go!



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Available here.


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 Topic: Leek Boy
Leek Boy [message #18334] Sat, 25 September 2010 18:49 UTC
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Here´s a little figure i call Leek Boy.

I think i have a new favourite material.
The white detail material feels great, looks great, and captures amazing detail.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/154516/leek_boy.html?gid=ug16 491

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 Topic: 21st Caricature
21st Caricature [message #18328] Sat, 25 September 2010 13:50 UTC
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This is my first 3d print, so I have to admit that at first I was skeptical and slightly worried at how the detail and texture of WSF would come out.

I got my model yesterday half expecting to be a little disappointed but to my delight the detail was incredible! The texture is rough, but a lot less bumpy than I imagined, nothing a few coats of paint and a little sanding won't fix.. I think I'll finish it with a coat of clear glossy varnish.

The final model is 7inches in height. I previously tried to print it at 4inches, but there were problems with wall thickness. I have to say that the Shapeways customer service was very helpful and I can't wait to make more.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/154813/john_pose01.html?gid=s g44857
Being a personal present this model will be the one and only Sad but all my others will be available to all, and hopefully less expensive Embarassed

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 Topic: PantaBram by OSKAR
PantaBram by OSKAR [message #18309] Fri, 24 September 2010 19:56 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

PantaBram is Bram Cohen's variation to PantaCube, which is Oskar's variation to Pantazis Houlis' Cubedron. The puzzles has five pyramids that slide through grooves around a sphere. The groove pattern is an ultra-simple maze, suggested by Bram. Because of this maze, pieces can slide only one at a time (unlike regular twisty puzzles). This puzzles is very hard to solve, despite its low number of pieces.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.

Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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 Topic: its coming together slowly
its coming together slowly [message #18200] Thu, 23 September 2010 05:48 UTC
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hiya,

for the past couple of months ive been working on putting together a basic robot platform that i can use in experiments (like line following, maze solving, etc). and have had made a test shell and wheels for it.

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the original wheels that came with the motors where way to small so i toom them off and designed some new ones, even with the realy strange connection method of the motors the new wheels fit perfectly.

in the next couple of weeks ill be etching up a motor driver circuit board and then i get to see it move for the first time.

the new designed chasey and wheels
the wheels seperate

my first goal for this is to make a few of them and set up a swarm, then have them map locations and similar while talking to one another.

so what ya think guys and gals?

 Topic: Hellcat Jr - Combat Robot
Hellcat Jr - Combat Robot [message #18135] Tue, 21 September 2010 22:03 UTC
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Another new combat robot chassis arrive. This one will be a flipper rather then a spinner. This one is trying a few different ideas to the Fury Jr design, such as blank area inside instead of compartments, longer unsupported arms and areas designed to take direct impact.
I noticed sharp ripples on the underside of the chassis. They would have been caused by Inventor when I drew the loft between the front and rear of the side walls. They are hard to see in the texture on the computer model but the real model drew them in perfectly. It isn't a problem but I will be checking out future models with lofts more carefully before sending them.
I also made a custom servo horn rather then bolting a lifting arm to an existing servo horn. Saved 4 grams.
Will try to post videos after the competition this weekend.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/bone_kero/CIMG1771.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/bone_kero/CIMG1772.jpg
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 Topic: Alex Black Hole by OSKAR
Alex Black Hole by OSKAR [message #17953] Fri, 17 September 2010 11:31 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Alex Black Hole is based on a sliding-cube idea by Alex Polonsky. There are seven cubes around a sphere with grooves. The object is to scramble the puzzle by sliding the cubes, and then solve the puzzle.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:11 UTC]

 Topic: Escher Knot and a variation
Escher Knot and a variation [message #17407] Wed, 08 September 2010 12:28 UTC
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i orded my own Escher Knot and a variation. here are some pictures. see also http://www.shapeways.com/shops/shapekays

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 Topic: Hex Cube by OSKAR
Hex Cube by OSKAR [message #17264] Sat, 04 September 2010 16:56 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Hex Cube is a twisty puzzle with ten squares and eight triangles. The puzzle has two hexagonal cross-sections and one four-fold symmetry. It is hard to describe all the possible twists of this puzzle.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:11 UTC]

 Topic: Bucephalus Horse miniature
Bucephalus Horse miniature [message #17152] Thu, 02 September 2010 18:33 UTC
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Someone who ordered my Bucephalus Horse was kind enough to send me pic's of the model. It is just 3.8cms in height. Stainless Steel.

Can't wait for silver, but dread to think of the price!

Glenn

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 Topic: Vanity Cube by OSKAR
Vanity Cube by OSKAR [message #16874] Sat, 28 August 2010 11:44 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

I had my head 3D scanned and I cut the result in eight pieces. The eight pieces should be glued around a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with 24 mm edges (12 cm cubies). You may buy the inner cube from several sources, e.g. Eastsheen.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:12 UTC]

 Topic: Structures for ambisonic microphones
Structures for ambisonic microphones [message #16436] Fri, 20 August 2010 01:41 UTC
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I received my first models in the Brahma and Velan groups of microphone structures, and am very happy with them.

for those who do not know, Brahma has beena long time project to design and build low-cost, accurate sound field microphones for ambisonics use. these are the classic, four capsule tetrahedral designs.

Velan is new, it is a six capsule design, for a native B format microphone. Native B format microphones do not need software to produce the standard signal of three figure of eight microphones and one omni microphone.

Both Brahma and Velan are designed for a range of capsule sizes between 6 mm and 25 mm. not all the designs are ready yet.

there are other parts to be designed as well. the mikes connect to an electronics body which then connects to a modfieid zoom H2 to make an all in one recording system.

umashankar

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 Topic: axecoin arrived!
icon14.gif  axecoin arrived! [message #16291] Tue, 17 August 2010 23:09 UTC
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Well, my first attempt at creation was, in my humble opinion, a success. Uploading some scans of the axeblade and axecoin that I made.

A couple of self-criticisms, I made both pieces too small; they are each the size of an American quarter. the coin is 2 mm thick and the axeblade is 5 mm thick.

I am probably going to take another crack at the coin, add some text or runes to the outer edge, and I'd love to somehow make the axeblade into a handle for a beer stein, or something of that size/heft.

p.s. I used trial versions of zbrush, maya, and 3dsmax. In my personal opinion, 3dsmax was by far the best tool for the type of pieces (simple) that I have pictured here. I was able to draw/trace in adobe illustrator, export to 3dsmax and extrude the drawings into 3d shapes. I then used 3dsmax's proboolean to create emboss/debossments. After that I loaded it into Accutrans. In Accutrans I checked for water-tightness, non-manifold errors, and scaled it to the correct size and then exported it as a STL file. (I could not for the life of me get 3dsmax to correctly export STL and have it be the correct size/scale). I know I'm rambling, but I wish I could have found a post that said:
"Hi beginners!
1) Use 3dsmax to extrude photoshop/illustrator drawings.
2) Use Accutrans to check mesh integrity and tweak scale.
3) Upload your pieces to be made.
Have fun! "

p.p.s Even though there was a manufacturing delay, Shapeways employees were very communicative, and I couldn't be happier with the customer service.


-Sol

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 Topic: Dove pendant and Coin
Dove pendant and Coin [message #16283] Tue, 17 August 2010 17:07 UTC
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Just a couple of test designs to see what the detail of steel look like...needless to say, I'm very happy with the result!

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I had worried that some of the lettering or maybe my personal mark on the back of the dove wouldn't come out, but it all shows up nicely. Very Happy

Now that I've tested them, they're available for all!

~ Mid7night

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 Topic: Made a part for an old camera
Made a part for an old camera [message #16196] Mon, 16 August 2010 19:47 UTC
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I'm really pleased with my Shapeways part for converting an old Polaroid camera to accept modern film.

I printed the part in "white/strong/flexible" and it's strong enough for me to attach other aluminum parts to it. I've taken my camera out shooting and the material holds up really well.

If you're curious, you can read how I used the part in my camera, at my blog. Cheers!

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(This is the part after I spray-painted it black, high-res photo is on my blog...)


 Topic: First gold order
First gold order [message #16190] Mon, 16 August 2010 17:45 UTC
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Really like the results. I prefer them a lot over the WSF prints, and the corners seem to hold up a lot better.
Kinda wish i ordered them a day later so i couldve used the polished gold, but hey.. for next time Smile

company logo for my mum
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way too useless and expensive test
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