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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Alien DNA
icon14.gif  Alien DNA [message #8806] Fri, 08 January 2010 12:21 UTC
avatar eric1000  is currently offline eric1000
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minutes ago my 1st own design came with ups.

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-1-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-2-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-3-small.jpg

it is perfect!

no fusing, no defects, no problems.
looks and feels great!

if you want one too, you can find it in my shop:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/no-limit

bigger pictures at flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30874308@N06/sets/7215762308490 8162/

pls vote the design.. Smile
 Topic: Bram's Rocket by OSKAR
Bram's Rocket by OSKAR [message #8699] Sun, 03 January 2010 10:58 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer is currently online Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Bram's Rocket has seven cubes moving through a frame. The object is to get all colors right. The design is an idea by Bram Cohen, hence the name of this puzzle.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2193&private=0

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: Gyroide ball & Starfish ball
icon7.gif   Gyroide ball & Starfish ball [message #8609] Tue, 29 December 2009 22:56 UTC
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Got my first objects and are happy with them:

I had ordered two objects made from Strong White Flexible. Against a recommendation I read, both objects have a wall thickness of less than, but almost, 1 mm. They were withstanding careful handling up to now - actually they still make a strong & flexible impression. The starfish object is hollow and has openings at the top and at the bottom - however the production powder didn't find it's way out through the tiny about 1 mm sized tunnels of the starfish arms - hence the thing is stuffed with powder ;o)

Click

or see:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4226344929_c1fa8d6f81.jpg

[Updated on: Wed, 30 December 2009 21:23 UTC]

 Topic: Puzzle Christmas Ornaments
Puzzle Christmas Ornaments [message #8455] Sun, 20 December 2009 19:04 UTC
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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A bit late to order them now, but here are some photos of my puzzle Christmas ornaments. These are made from 3 identical pieces which surprisingly interlock to form a (hollow) octahedron.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2108&private=0

I didn't design them as Christmas Ornaments, but I realized suddenly that the color I had dyed them and the holes make for perfect ornaments with no modifications required! It is too bad Shapeways doesn't offer dying in red or green ...

Here is a link to my shop.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2110&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2109&private=0

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[Updated on: Sun, 20 December 2009 19:12 UTC]

 Topic: Slice Kilominx by OSKAR
Slice Kilominx by OSKAR [message #8421] Sat, 19 December 2009 13:06 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer is currently online Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Slice Kilominx is Bram Cohen's variation on David Litwin's Kilominx idea. In this twisty puzzle, bands of ten corners are turned around the inner sphere.

Watch the YouTube clip
Buy the puzzle
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: more metal rings & Christmas Balls
more metal rings & Christmas Balls [message #8419] Sat, 19 December 2009 10:25 UTC
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Hey all!

I just got a couple of other models I wanted to share with you!

Here are some of my christmas tree balls:

index.php?t=getfile&id=2094&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2095&private=0

and here some pics of the f4cetttt ring, also made into a co-creator template.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2096&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2097&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2098&private=0

Hope you like it, and enjoy the next xmas days. Looks like we'll have have some snow this year! Grin
Cheers,
Mendel

 Topic: H-Cube by OSKAR
H-Cube by OSKAR [message #8261] Sat, 12 December 2009 11:38 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer is currently online Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

H-Cube is a twisty puzzle, related to the Rubik's Cube. It is possible to turn the H as a whole, its two legs and its four leg ends.

Watch the YouTube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0HSP0L9M8s

Buy the puzzle:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/60704/h_cube.html

Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2030&private=0

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: Triaxial in metal
Triaxial in metal [message #8192] Thu, 10 December 2009 07:47 UTC
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I have uploaded a special version of the Triaxial puzzle which is slightly smaller (1.6cm) and with slightly looser tolerance, designed especially for metal printing.
I am very happy with the result and looking forward to showing it at the Christmas parties.
It's on sale now in the microcubology shop and costs a very reasonable $45.

Happy Christmas from microcubology and many thanks for all your support. It's been a great year!
Richard

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/richgain/Puzzles/Triaxialmetalopen.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/richgain/Puzzles/Triaxialmetalclosed.jpg


"a wise man's tools are analogies and puzzles"
Röyksopp - Remind Me
 Topic: Distorted Cube by OSKAR
Distorted Cube by OSKAR [message #8092] Sat, 05 December 2009 12:37 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Distorted Cube is a Rubik's Cube that has its faces set at 92 degrees. As a consequence of this distortion, it turns differently from a doctrinaire Rubik's Cube. For the experts: this puzzles jumbles.

Watch YouTube clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPH4S_zI1YM

Buy the puzzle
http://www.shapeways.com/model/48676/distorted_cube.html

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Tri-colour Triaxial puzzle cube
Tri-colour Triaxial puzzle cube [message #7926] Fri, 27 November 2009 14:46 UTC
avatar richgain  is currently offline richgain
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Hi Shapeways puzzle friends

This is my first test print of my new Triaxial puzzle cube. As Bram Cohen pointed out, this one is more of a Put Together puzzle since it's fairly easy to take apart.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_jyGiSZQI/AAAAAAAABAg/PdfEuF08tOM/s912/IMG_0141.JPG

The puzzle consists of three identical pieces which interlock to fit inside a 4 x 4 x 4 cubic space. It's not trivial and should provide a great challenge for most puzzle collectors.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_j0qBjyTI/AAAAAAAABAo/L2nETwPEYUc/s912/IMG_0143.JPG

I thought that this design would work well in 3 colours so as well as the standard puzzle I have made a number of options available in the shop. If you want to get one exactly like mine, order the single 2cm Triaxial piece 3 times and choose a different material for each one. This one is designed for the Black, White and Transparent Detail materials whilst this one is better with the dyed WSF material (slightly different tolerances are needed for each printer).
I have also made a slightly smaller version which is ideal for metal printing. My first copy is on order now - I'll let you know if it works!

Rich Gain @ microcubology
 Topic: Polyoptic rings
Polyoptic rings [message #7902] Thu, 26 November 2009 16:05 UTC
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Nice big hollow rings, in "large", and "larger".

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/4133773513_3859b85de2_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/4133772441_7fa5df3527_m.jpg

Good work shapeways! It's really nice to see the texture of the layered steel surface on the inside of the cavity and on the wide band - it looks like it's been stitched! Beautiful!

euphy
 Topic: A lot of models!
A lot of models! [message #7866] Sun, 22 November 2009 23:02 UTC
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hello,

I received a lot of models this week.
Here is a global first picture:
index.php?t=getfile&id=1826&private=0
I will spoke of the Frankenstein prototypes and the Euro-ring later, in seperate posts (I have a lot of pictures).

For now let have a look at the Inclusions:
It is a tetrahedron surrounding an octahedron surrounding an icosahedron. It is wireframed (so that you can see what is inside Very Happy ).
index.php?t=getfile&id=1827&private=0
These polyhedron are sharing their triangular faces:
- 8 of the 20 faces of the icosahedron are on the octahedron
- 4 of the 8 faces of the octahedron are on teh tetrahedron.
All the vertices of an included polyhedron are located on the edges of the polyhedron that includes it. They divide the edges in the middle or with the golden ratio.
A video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si2PCpJkXdg

The IcosidodecaLink is composed of 5 links that form a kind of wireframed icosidodecahedron.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1828&private=0
The links are moving freely (even though they cannot move a lot). It is not brunnian Razz
Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OazvO7wWFk

And the last model I will discuss here is the Spiral Ring.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1829&private=0
There are several models looking like this one available in other shops. This one is quite simple: it is composed of only one thread (2 mm of diameter), and is enough flexible to have an internal diameter from 18 to 20 mm. It is perhaps too thick to act as a ring though. I am wondering if it can do a small decorative object in Stainless Steel...
And the related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xURk6RyKZ_c
More news on Monday hopefully...
Bye,

Magic.

 Topic: Kilominx puzzle by OSKAR
Kilominx puzzle by OSKAR [message #7859] Sat, 21 November 2009 11:43 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Kilominx is a twisty puzzle, similar to a Rubik's Cube. The object of this dodecahedral puzzle is to scramble and then solve it. There exist already several versions of Kilominx in the world. What is special about this version is that, by using Computer Aided Design, the gaps between the pieces are minimized.

Buy at
http://www.shapeways.com/model/50089/kilominx.html

Watch YouTube clip at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixixl2bM-v4

Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=1821&private=0

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Big Chop by OSKAR
Big Chop by OSKAR [message #7771] Sun, 15 November 2009 13:22 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Big Chop is a twisty puzzle like Rubik's Cube. It was named by Bram Cohen. The object of the puzzle is tor scramble the 120 pieces and try to turn them back. Twisty puzzle fans will be horrified to learn about the mechanism. There is a steel ball inside and all pieces have magnets that hold them around the ball. There is also a pedestal to support the puzzle. A special tool is needed to turn the puzzle.

Buy the puzzle. Or perhaps not, given its awkward operation.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/65458/big_chop.html

Watch the YouTube clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKXnI7ed0ZE

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar


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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Gharspory In Green
Gharspory In Green [message #7762] Sat, 14 November 2009 10:59 UTC
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Gharspory has come out clean. He becomes the next entrant in my semi-hideous creatures line up. Artifact noise courtesy cheap phone & 8-bit png.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1785&private=0

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 Topic: Blender keychain and Arch Linux keychain
Blender keychain and Arch Linux keychain [message #7583] Tue, 03 November 2009 00:51 UTC
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It arrived!!! Surprised

I love it! A blender logo for me and an Arch Linux logo for my brother! They look way better than I expected.

I'll upload some pictures as soon as I can.
 Topic: 1x2x3 twisty puzzle
1x2x3 twisty puzzle [message #7469] Sun, 25 October 2009 10:46 UTC
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As a test, I designed a 1x2x3 puzzle with just 1mm thick walls. The thin walls would allow for a very low price.

And to my surprise, it works absolutely fine, even the screw hole which is also just 1mm thick does what it is supposed to do.

The parts:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7444.jpg

Twisting a 1x3 face:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7442.jpg

Twisting a 1x2 face:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7443.jpg

Shop item (25, $30)

Right now the puzzle cannot be scrambled as I still need to add some stickers and colour the pieces, but when it is completely finished this is what it will be like:

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7445.jpg

I can also offer an assembled, stickered (and optionally black coloured) puzzle for $40-$50 (depending on the amount of requests) + shipping. Please contact me (tom@tomvanderzanden.nl) if you are interested in this option.

[Updated on: Sun, 25 October 2009 11:10 UTC]

 Topic: Three More Steel Rings!
Three More Steel Rings! [message #7457] Sat, 24 October 2009 12:56 UTC
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For my own (well my wife's) use I ordered three of my personal favorites:

Ring - Wirl:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/43733/ring___wirl.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1669&private=0

This ring really works in the Stainless Steel material. It looks very nice even without any polishing. On top of that I hear it is very comfortable to wear, because of the round shapes.


Ring - Columns 2:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/46014/ring__columns_2.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1666&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=1667&private=0

Looking at the produced model I somehow get a "just-dug-up" Roman feel. I still like it, but my wife finds it to masculine. So I will make one for myself in 20mm.


Ring - Orbit:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/46013/ring___orbit.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1668&private=0

My "not-a-round-ring" design. I just turned out very nice. The 9 balls provide the fit.

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 Topic: Logo Keyring
icon14.gif  Logo Keyring [message #7421] Thu, 22 October 2009 22:57 UTC
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Lately I have taken to buying a lot more locally produced food and getting to know the folks who raise the things I eat. One farming family in particular has been very good to us, not only supplying us with excellent quality local eggs and meat, but also providing us with plenty of entertainment when we stop by their farm. We always learn something new about the farming profession whenever we're out there, and are often invited to help out or just see the sights (newborn piglets are incredibly cute, and I'm sure in a few months they're going to be equally delicious for breakfast!).

I have always admired their logo because it manages to be humorous but still very succinct. It's also perfect for printing a flat copy, so I decided to make a few colored keyrings for them.

http://i33.tinypic.com/2h6613t.png
 Topic: SM'90
SM'90 [message #7361] Tue, 20 October 2009 15:43 UTC
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Next train: SM'90

a train that used to drive in the east of the netherlands!

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=59887&f=photos/photo7291.jpg
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=59887&f=photos/photo7293.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/model/59887/sm_90___railhopper.html
2more pic's over there
 Topic: Some time ago!
Some time ago! [message #7328] Sun, 18 October 2009 13:14 UTC
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"It arrived", Some time ago!

But I've only just got around to posting some images.

Here's a small keepsake my daughter made for a friends wedding.

I think this is the sort of thing Shapeways have in mind with the 'Co-Creator Platform'. Personalised items that you wouldn't have in your shop for general sale (as no-one else would want it).

index.php?t=getfile&id=1630&private=0

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 Topic: Chunky Sunbeam Ring in white glaze
Chunky Sunbeam Ring in white glaze [message #7309] Fri, 16 October 2009 18:21 UTC
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My second shapeways pieces, this time in white glaze. Came out nice. Smooth finish, but surfaces were not as smooth/flat as I imagined. Layers are still very visible, and it's a bit... blobby.

Overall I am very pleased.

Link to the bigger image
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4016691125_a7a2f9eff9.jpg

I was going to try dying it, and see a lot of US users recommend RIT multi-purpose dyes. Does anyone know if there is a UK equivalent product? Dylon are the big dye brand name here, and probably the only one, actually. I suppose I should look to try and find a dye rated for man made fibres.
 Topic: Happy Chair
Happy Chair [message #7235] Mon, 12 October 2009 09:01 UTC
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Original and hires image: http://www.omcdesign.com/?design=712

 Topic: Dewy has arrived!
Dewy has arrived! [message #7198] Fri, 09 October 2009 08:32 UTC
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Dewy arrived in super fast time here in Melbourne Australia.

Excellent detail from Shapeways (unfortunately blurred by my camera phone and dubious photo taking skills below).

The material is very easy to paint on. It's been many years since I painted anything 3d (last thing was a Disney plaster model as a kid), so this was a hopeful experiment on my behalf.

And yes, despite the lard, he stands. If you think this guy is ugly, wait until you see the creature he's firing at.


index.php?t=getfile&id=1555&private=0

 Topic: Spaceyacht and asymmetrical starfighter
Spaceyacht and asymmetrical starfighter [message #7186] Fri, 09 October 2009 00:30 UTC
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After some wrestling with the minimum wall thickness, I got my 1:500 scale Bowshock starfighter (should work okay with Star Wars space battles minis) and a 1:1000 scale space yacht today. I had gotten the fighter printed in 1:1000 scale from printapart a few weeks ago and while it was correct, it was too small at that scale for handling in a tabletop gaming situation. I scaled that up and printed it here and I am pleased with the results. The space yacht printed fine the first time, but then it's a pretty solid simple shape overall. I've got the flight stand holes nailed down pretty well too now. Smile

 Topic: Pylon Traffic Cone
Pylon Traffic Cone [message #7100] Tue, 06 October 2009 08:28 UTC
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Pylon Traffic Cone, these cones are really nice! : http://omcdesign.com/index.php?design=706

 Topic: Kubem Set
Kubem Set [message #7099] Tue, 06 October 2009 08:25 UTC
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Kubet Set, mini stools and the little table arrives! Learn more at : http://omcdesign.com/index.php?design=609

 Topic: Big Carrot charm
Big Carrot charm [message #7086] Mon, 05 October 2009 22:23 UTC
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Received my first order today. I sent off two versions of the same pendant to just get an idea what the final version would look like.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1498&private=0

Its rather small (3cm) , but you can see what its supposed to look like, and what came out of the machine. Over all, I'm fairly happy, I have to make the fine details wider and more distinct on the final product.

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[Updated on: Mon, 05 October 2009 22:24 UTC]

 Topic: Connected Cubes 2x2x2 by OSKAR
Connected Cubes 2x2x2 by OSKAR [message #6850] Sun, 27 September 2009 13:54 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Connected Cubes 2x2x2 are two 2x2x2 Rubik's Cubes that are connected by a gearing mechanism. This way, if you turn one of the faces of one cube, a face of the other cube follows.

Watch the YouTube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e87slW-jP2s

Buy the puzzle:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/54533/connected_cubes_2x2x2.h tml

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar


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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Irish Railway Models
Irish Railway Models [message #6832] Fri, 25 September 2009 18:15 UTC
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Most people probably won't know what these are but hopefully you'll find them of some interest, it also proves I do design and sell models and not just lurk around the forum Laughing .

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1372/ire010.jpg
Irish Railways Class 141

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8739/ire011.jpg
Irish Railways Class 201

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9215/ire013.jpg
Irish Railways Cravens Coach

I have managed to sell quite a few, the models except the cravens coach have been rubbed down with very fine glasspaper and painted to various degrees. All models are N scale and available from my shop Smile

Regards, Jack
 Topic: Screwy Octahedron puzzle
Screwy Octahedron puzzle [message #6594] Wed, 16 September 2009 15:16 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=1386&private=0

This is a new puzzle which uses pieces that are joined spheres. There are four puzzle pieces, and the goal is to assemble them into an octahedron (below). Looking at the pieces, this does not look possible! Three of the pieces are shaped like screws, and the fourth looks like a Y.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1385&private=0

This puzzle seems actually to be not that difficult, but perhaps I am biased. It is rather surprising that the final pieces interlock, meaning that the whole puzzle holds itself together. I have been unable to successfully assemble this puzzle when made out of wood, it breaks. However WSF comes to the rescue, and with a little flex and force, the final piece pops into place. For this reason the puzzle cannot be ordered made from any other material.

These pieces are hollow. The spheres are 12mm in diameter and the walls are only 1mm thick. I had to put in some holes, and I decided to put in more than necessary. Some people like the look of these "holey pieces", others do not. The next photo shows some other puzzles from my shop, one of which is made from even larger hollow spheres (16mm diameter).

index.php?t=getfile&id=1388&private=0

One cool thing I didn't realize before printing it is that the final assembled puzzle makes a great top.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1387&private=0

See more my designs at poly puzzles.

[Updated on: Thu, 17 September 2009 16:49 UTC]

 Topic: Swirl Bowl
Swirl Bowl [message #6567] Tue, 15 September 2009 16:05 UTC
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Well this was ordered by my office from shapeways. It arrived a day late and miss shaped thanks to UPS but I can fix the shape. Other then that, looks great. So far they are happy with it.index.php?t=getfile&id=1372&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=1373&private=0

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 Topic: Happy Bird Micro
Happy Bird Micro [message #6347] Mon, 07 September 2009 20:12 UTC
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Hi All,

Just to let you know, the smaller sibling of Happy Bird was printed flawlessly as well and made us equally happy.
At least in the coloured version; white detail, funny enough, showed some minor bits of leftover material.

Cheers, Michiel

http://www.shapeways.com/model/47631/one_happy_bird___micro. html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1274&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=1275&private=0


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 Topic: Steel Cufflinks
Steel Cufflinks [message #6345] Mon, 07 September 2009 14:41 UTC
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My first cufflinks design.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1273&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/36070/cufflink___flower.html

I have worn them today and they fit perfectly.
 Topic: 1st Order: 3 Swords
1st Order: 3 Swords [message #6269] Fri, 04 September 2009 10:02 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=1248&private=0

I'm actually really surprised they got here so quick. I didn't think that it could get here within 10 working days, but it did!

Not to mention everything was great when it came. Only slightly disappointed with one of the swords because of some excess material, but that's only a minor gripe, and i'm sure i'll be able to dremel it off.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my order. Now to see if the pieces can withstand the machining i have in store...

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

 Topic: Industrial ring
Industrial ring [message #6267] Fri, 04 September 2009 03:26 UTC
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I recently received my first printed model. It's a ring I designed with an industrial look (guess the name yet? Its called Industrial...)

I printed it in stainless steel polished, and I was expecting to have some problems considering the small details and thin wall thickness (average 2mm thick, a 1mm thick section all the way around, and very tiny .5mm thick sections)

But it turned out beautifully, way beyond what I would have imagined. Actually, I ordered 3, and they are all perfect. Which shows that it wasn't just a particularly good print, but all prints of this model at least are virtually flawless. The tiny holes on the top are sometimes slightly misshapen, but not enough to destroy the look or even be noticeable unless you really look closely. And the process one-upped my 3d model by adding a slight texture to the whole thing that finishes off the industrial look perfectly.

I attached a picture of two of the three rings I received (It would show all three, but I didn't want to take off the one I was wearing!)s

I hope you all like it! And, as with any model I post here (unless I say otherwise) this is available in my shop, if you really like it as much as I do...

[Updated on: Fri, 04 September 2009 03:27 UTC]

 Topic: GREAT SERVICE
GREAT SERVICE [message #6208] Tue, 01 September 2009 09:45 UTC
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Dear community members,

I can't show my prints to you.
I need them next week for a very important meeting with an Italian designcompany.
The quality of the prints are very good and the speed of delivery very high. Its not the first time that they even deliver within 10 working days.
I based my future as freelance designer on Shapeways.
Sofar they never let me down and are very pleasant to work with.
Choosing shapeways as a partner was one of the best choises in recent years for me

Ralph, Elena, Joris,

Thanks alot for everything.
 Topic: USPTO Mascot- Not happy with some of the results
USPTO Mascot- Not happy with some of the results [message #6051] Tue, 25 August 2009 13:49 UTC
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Ok I got my model this morning
I am OK with the results but I need to tweak the mesh for better results;

Ok here is the original design I did in illustrator:
Here is the 3d mesh I build on Lightwave:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/o-sketch.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/rendera1.jpg
I had to clean up the data in Lightwave and Meshlab to make it waterproof:


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/2-mesh.jpg


And here is the final model:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Picture736.jpg


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Picture735.jpg



I been researching to see what I did wrong around the face area,
and I will do another test soon.
Still the boss was impressed enought with this test.

[Updated on: Tue, 25 August 2009 20:04 UTC]

 Topic: My I.W.I.N. button and test jewelery
My I.W.I.N. button and test jewelery [message #5907] Mon, 17 August 2009 18:08 UTC
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Today my package arrived and what i saw was just wonderfull! Razz

First thing was the I.W.I.N. button (well my interpretation of it)
index.php?t=getfile&id=1120&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=1121&private=0

and one of the button separated. I noticed i could just as well make it as one piece but i wanted it to have a gap between the button and border.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1119&private=0
And naturally I'm going to color it.

and the final interesting thing is a jewelery I made to see if it was possible to make something really fragile. this is made of the strong and flexible material.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1118&private=0
 Topic: Mechanical Bits - Propellers
Mechanical Bits - Propellers [message #5758] Mon, 10 August 2009 12:22 UTC
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Another great Shapeways order arrived on time.

Front up - for anyone from Shapeways reading this - please do not send me replacements Smile Feedback is just FYI so you know what happened.

What happened was I ordered a lot of small tiny parts where there were 2 solids each, approximately 50% of these arrived. The parts were so small they were probably hard to find in the material.

Of the larger parts, it was odd because one of the WS&F pairs was missing too. This one was a bit larger so I don't know how that went missing. Both the Cream Robust propellers arrived safely.

Took a couple of photos and even tested the Cream Robust props in water already, works great! Thanks Shapeways. (Again don't send me replacements...... happy as it is!)

http://www.madox.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/IMAG0046-450x337.jpg

http://www.madox.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/IMAG0041-450x600.jpg

Some more piccies and a horribly blurry video here :-
http://www.madox.net/blog/2009/08/10/3d-printed-propellers/
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