|Forum: It arrived!|
| Topic: Hellcat Jr - Combat Robot|
|Hellcat Jr - Combat Robot [message #18135] Tue, 21 September 2010 22:03 UTC
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.
| Topic: Alex Black Hole by OSKAR|
| Topic: Escher Knot and a variation|
| Topic: Hex Cube by OSKAR|
| Topic: Bucephalus Horse miniature|
| Topic: Vanity Cube by OSKAR|
| Topic: Structures for ambisonic microphones|
|Structures for ambisonic microphones [message #16436] Fri, 20 August 2010 01:41 UTC
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.
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| Topic: axecoin arrived!|
| axecoin arrived! [message #16291] Tue, 17 August 2010 23:09 UTC
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:
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.
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| Topic: Dove pendant and Coin|
| Topic: Made a part for an old camera|
|Made a part for an old camera [message #16196] Mon, 16 August 2010 19:47 UTC
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!
(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
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
company logo for my mum
way too useless and expensive test
| Topic: NS 2200|
| Topic: First order|
|First order [message #15676] Thu, 05 August 2010 14:29 UTC
OK! So finally my first order came in. Wasn't much, but somehow I felt I really needed to feel at least one of the materials in person.|
So here we have (clockwise from top left) a quarter (for scale), one of glyphobet's trapped outside, my rhombic dodecahedron, a companion die from JustinM, and my little sphericon. All very nice, I must say! The "trapped inside" doesn't appear to match the model on the page, and glyphobet and I are trying to work out how that happened, but I like it this way.
So, the rhombic dodecahedron is, at this scale, a bit small for a die (it shows up as 2×2×2 cm, but that's measuring along the longest body diagonals, not from face to face). I wonder if the digits would show up (that's the next order, I guess). The sphericon rolls along all cute and wobbly, and I love the companion die. Now, time to really determine scale for dice and see about other materials...
(sorry for the crappy picture; you'd think a semi-nice phone would have a semi-nice camera)
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| Topic: mystÃ¨re de boules|
| Topic: 3 Great Puzzles!|
|3 Great Puzzles! [message #15597] Wed, 04 August 2010 04:28 UTC
I thought I'd post an "It Arrived" topic, as these are the first major prints I've done of things designed by me.
First, there is the core of the new Face-Turning Rhombic Dodecahedron. For more information about this puzzle, see http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1534 1 . This is simply a version with a better mechanism. All I printed was the core. The rest was cast. I'll post some pictures of this one sometime tomorrow.
Second, there is the Groove Cube. This is my entry into the Summer Puzzle-Building Competition at the TwistyPuzzles forum. For more information check out my post on the Twisty Puzzles forum. http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1822 8
Here is a link to a video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrWcIW8JJ1s
Last, and best, is the Master Helicopter Cube. It is the first-ever 2-layer edge-turning puzzle, and it is also the first puzzle to have multi-layer jumbling. If you didn't understand the last sentence, don't worry. It's pretty clear from the video that it is simply a really cool puzzle!
Post on Twisty Puzzles forum: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1819 6&start=0
I hope you like these puzzles!
| Topic: Metal Octahedron Puzzle|
|Metal Octahedron Puzzle [message #15524] Sat, 31 July 2010 15:30 UTC
Four pieces assemble into an octahedron. This puzzle is quite tricky for most people because the pieces twist in 3D and three pieces must move together.
Taking it apart is easier. When you spin it it usually falls apart. Be careful not to damage any pieces if they drop on the floor, though. I do not recommend taking it apart by spinning it.
Link to model page.
For a lower cost version see the plastic version of this puzzle.
[Updated on: Sat, 31 July 2010 15:40 UTC]
| Topic: Swap Cube by OSKAR|
| Topic: 4x4x5|
|4x4x5 [message #15515] Sat, 31 July 2010 03:55 UTC
This actually arrived several weeks ago, I just forgot to make a topic |
It's a 4x4x5 cuboid twisty puzzle, and turns extremely well. I'm very pleased with the results, it appears that WSF is the perfect material for puzzles.
This one was built and sold to a fellow puzzler. I am offering these puzzles, dyed, assembled, lubed, stickered, and properly adjusted for $180 (black) or $170 (White). You can read the review here
Thanks for viewing!
[Updated on: Sat, 31 July 2010 03:58 UTC]
| Topic: Trihook-Earrings & Tribar-Ring|
|Trihook-Earrings & Tribar-Ring [message #15477] Fri, 30 July 2010 12:48 UTC
My first metal and glass prints arrived,
and they are AWSOME!!
I just was jumping around like a little kid.
The metal Trihook-Earrings are pretty massive.
They have 9.25g per piece (with hook).
Thanks for adding the hooks although I didnt request them.
(I'am suprised I got the holes right, although they are pretty extravagant.)
Because the metal rods are pretty long and thin,
my metal Trihook-Earrings make a wonderful bell like sound. Even better than the glass! A soundfile its attatched below.
Four or six of them would probably make a fine windchime.
As I ubnboxed the matte-glass version I was a bit disappointed ( but not anymore now ).
The first thing I thought was that that can't be from the same model, because they look completely different.
They have way thinner rods, so thin that they can even slide together.
I was concerned to break it if I even dare to touch it. (this explains the nuke proofed shipping box )
But it must be the same model. I have only one uploaded and ordered! ... funny.
So the glass obviously does a LOT of shrinking!
I expected a rod thickness 3.0mm and measured measured 2.4mm.
Thats believe it or not 20%
The overall size did't shrink that much:
(metal: 3.28mm; glass: 3.10mm; Thats only 5.5%)
This is a very important insight for my next designs!
Is is this much and diverse shrinking always to be expected ??
(btw: is the glass contest still ongoing?)
About the appearance:
From the pictures I saw up until now I expected a texture like a sugar cube, only a little more finegrained, very rough and only poorly molten together.
I also expected it to collect finger fat like the W-S&F material if it is touched too much.
But thats not at all what it is and looks like!
The matte-glass has a slight greyish tone and from closeup it looks like it is partially white enameled already (is it ?!).
Therefore on the 0.1mm scale it is completely smooth.
After moving it around a bit now I now that what makes this materials real beauty is its appearance in direct sunlight from a little further afar.
Its sparkling like snow in the wintersun !! ^w^ (you can't see that in the photo below - sorry I have no clear sky today anymore, nor an apropriate lamp)
Here's the pic of the things I got today:
Yes the smaller Tribar-Ring in steel arrived too.
(for my pinky finger, so that a someone with smaller hands my be able to try it too)
It looks reeeealy good and fits perfectly.
It seems slightly polished on the outside.
Are the standars steel prints polished a bit too?
As a sidenote:
People! I didn't get what I ordered!! well kind of
Do you see it? The two metal prints are in one stl-model-file
and the two matte-glass prints where supposed to be from the same stl-model-file.
Probably one broke in the production process or your printer operators made a second pair for some other reason.
After that apparently they have mixed them up.
But nevertheless a big THANKS to all Shapeways members.
Without you I wold waste my hole life with immaterial data production.
Finally a thing that I'm doing on the PC my grandparents can understand.
answers? suggestions? questions? ....
| Topic: Running Dog brooch|
|Running Dog brooch [message #15313] Tue, 27 July 2010 06:08 UTC
I designed this brooch as a simple idea to test gold plated stainless steel - as you can see, it didnt get the gold plated bit but Ill get on to shapeways about that |
Im very happy with the printing though - the fine lines came out very well
Now if I can just get my exporter to stop de - manifolding my more detailed designs!
| Topic: Compy Skewb|
|Compy Skewb [message #15290] Mon, 26 July 2010 18:00 UTC
Buy the Compy Skewb puzzle on Shapeways for just $270/€250!|
This is my new puzzle, the Compy Skewb. It is a combination of the Skewb and the Compy Cube (shallow cut Dino Cube). It was conceived after a suggestion from Carl Hoff (wwwmwww on twistypuzzles.com) to make visible all internal parts of my Dino Skewb.
The puzzle looks like a cubic Elite Skewb but it only has four layers. The tips do not turn on their own, they are linked to the internal Skewb. This allows them to display both the internal Skewb's corner orientation and permutation.
Read more about the Compy Skewb on twistypuzzles.com: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1811 7
[Updated on: Mon, 26 July 2010 18:21 UTC]
| Topic: DinoBram by OSKAR|
| Topic: Star ring|
| Star ring [message #14809] Fri, 16 July 2010 10:00 UTC
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The beginning is the most important part of the work.
| Topic: Gold tangle and chocolate!|
| Topic: grigorusha Slim Cube |
| Topic: Steampunk Dice|
|Steampunk Dice [message #14648] Mon, 12 July 2010 00:24 UTC
I've been working on these for a long time and I've received a lot of prints, but I finally got some that I'm willing to show off.|
The D20 is slightly larger than standard:
The D6 is a bit smaller than standard:
You can find them at my shop here if you're interested in ordering one : )
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| Topic: Spore Dice Set|
| Topic: Nested Cube by OSKAR|
| Topic: bird earrings with hooks!|
|bird earrings with hooks! [message #14385] Mon, 05 July 2010 13:14 UTC
Just got a set of happy bird earrings in with the hooks included! What a great service; this sort of thing surely will make our offerings much more valuable and practical for our customers.|
Also noticed that the product description now follows paragraph breaks and shows links - nice work.
| Topic: Double Gyroid Bracelets|
|Double Gyroid Bracelets [message #14335] Sat, 03 July 2010 18:48 UTC
Double Gyroid bracelets.
This pair of loosely entangled bracelets is based on the Gyroid.
The very elegant mathematical equation.
Width : 14mm / 0.6 Inch
Thickness : 9mm / 0.4 Inch
Diameter : 70mm / 2.8 Inch
It's quite flexible, so it fits easily over the hand.
There is also a broader version :
Diameter : 70mm / 2.8 Inch
Width : 24mm / 0.9 Inch
Thickness : 9mm / 0.4 Inch
Also flexible enough to easily fit over the hand.
- Artist / Engineer / Designer / Shopowner / Volunteer / Moderator -
| Topic: Blue Lantern Corps Rings (Barry Allen's too!!)|
|Blue Lantern Corps Rings (Barry Allen's too!!) [message #14305] Sat, 03 July 2010 00:11 UTC
Ok, I've gotten a few of the BLC rings - all of which I am supremely happy with. |
Blue Lantern Corps Ring - blue and flexible
Barry Allen's Blue Lantern Corps Ring - blue and flexible
Finally Blue Lantern Corps Ring in Stainless Steel
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| Topic: Legion Flight Ring|
|Legion Flight Ring [message #14303] Sat, 03 July 2010 00:03 UTC
I'm posting pictures of the Legion rings that I got. My son, a good friend of mine, and I am very pleased with the rings. Here is the gold.|
Here is a pic of the ss version. Must be a good alloy as my sweat is fairly corrosive, but this is after a couple of weeks...still looks like new!
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| Topic: Polo Cube by OSKAR|
| Topic: Two-studs ring|
|Two-studs ring [message #13744] Wed, 16 June 2010 18:17 UTC
You can found many accessories based on Lego, but not the same for TENTE, a similar spanish game that died several years ago (see my other "arrived" post for more info). So this idea isn't new for Lego, but it is for TENTE: a two-studs ring to connect other bricks on it.|
Originally it was ordered in gold plated, but I forgot to left a hole and the stainless steel ring couldn't be plated. But also this material was fine to check my expectations about the design.
First check was the connectivity with other TENTE bricks and it failed because the gap between the studs and their holes were smaller, surely due to the furnace process. Well nothing new about SS material and I have previously checked with other models that Detail material offered the right fit, and WS&F didn't. Because of this, I cannot attach original TENTE bricks to this SS ring, but pieces made in Detail material don't have this problem: they are a little rubbery. In the next image, the red piece is original and the white is Transparent Detail.
Other checks were the thickness used (at least 1.1mm and no problem for this size/geometry) and the texture of the material (a little rough in the internal side, below the studs). Aso I found that SS material isn't very malleable: I broke the ring trying to widen the gap. In some images you'll see a little of glue.
I should change a little the geometry of the studs to get a better connectivity, but I'm not sure that next time the "furnace" effect makes a different deformation. So I think printing the ring in Detail material is the best solution, with metallic paint to get the gold texture, or just using the transparent option.
[Updated on: Fri, 18 June 2010 08:45 UTC]
| Topic: GelenkwÃ¼rfel|
| Topic: PentaBall puzzles!!!|
| Topic: Fractal Pendant|
|Fractal Pendant [message #13503] Wed, 09 June 2010 18:29 UTC
The Fractal Pendant that I already discussed in the Work in Progress forum arrived today.
Here is one picture.
Basically, it is a ring (level 1) surrounded by 3 perpendicular smaller rings (level 2) positioned at 120°. Then the next step is adding even smaller rings (level 3) around the rings of the previous level and also at the the level 1 between the level 2 rings. The process stops at level 4.
As one could expect, the result is... complex.
| Topic: My new turtle earrings and scorpion pendant in gold.|
|My new turtle earrings and scorpion pendant in gold. [message #13404] Sat, 05 June 2010 21:21 UTC
Finally got my earring and the scorpion I've been |inching 'submillimetering' towards printable with the thin legs.
First of the turtle earrings, something went wrong here, I guess with my first sale on Shapeways which were the turtle earrings and alchemy iron pendant (thank you! ).
In the file the turtles are mirrored so there is a left and right earring, I got 2 'left' earrings, so I guess my first customer got 2 'right' earrings. And one hasn't got the same quality gold coating as the other earring and the scorpion.
A bit rough, but then they are very small, the eyes are still there if you look closely, the detail doesn't really show too well on the photographs.
I made them for my mom for mothersday and she's really happy with them so mission success!
(ps. I will make some pictures when I finish them with gold ear hooks)
The scorpion had some bad luck too, I've been re uploading it for a while, each time with a little more thickness in the legs until this time I did not get a fail message after checking or during production.
It's missing a leg though, it lacks gold coating on the break and there was no loose leg in the packaging so this must have happened after plating but before packaging.
I've put it on available to all now, unsure if I should just accept it or make a fuss, I did after all purposely inch this model along from unprintable to printable for a reason but as the print must have broken after finishing the gold plating process I'm not entirely sure it's my model that's to blame.
Ah well picture time (and nap time here )
The actual 3d model has detail that goes quite a bit beyond what's going to be visible on pendant scale, I'm planning to do a larger version for a figurine in which they will show better. full colour perhaps
Need to start practising those uvw unwraps anyway ^^
I'll see about doing some measurements again, the legs on the scorpion are amazingly thin yet feel quite strong
(which makes me wonder again how the leg broke off after getting all the way to post gold plated state before it happened.)
| Topic: PantaCube by OSKAR|
| Topic: Name and Ohm Symbol Pendants.|
|Name and Ohm Symbol Pendants. [message #13294] Sun, 30 May 2010 22:19 UTC
Just recently got two from my store printed in White Detail for the first time. I'm thinking about doing the "tea dying" process that looks so good in that material.|
Edited to replace huge pics with smaller ones...
[Updated on: Wed, 02 June 2010 02:12 UTC]
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