|Forum: It arrived!|
| 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|
| 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!!!|
| PentaBall puzzles!!! [message #13604] Fri, 11 June 2010 15:20 UTC
My Pentaball puzzle has finally been prototyped by a friend and it is fully functionnal !!!
You can see the stickered version on the twistypuzzles.com topic:
And of course you can buy the puzzle on my shapeways shop for a low 3D printing price of 87$ for a 6cm in diameter ball!!
| 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]
Glenn ------ My Website Third Dimension Jewellery
| Topic: Nice dino!|
|Nice dino! [message #13286] Sun, 30 May 2010 10:15 UTC
The large-hollow-Brachylophosaurus is nice and accurate, the terracotta-look very realistic! I will post the photo as soon as I will bought the camera. I'm a very satisfied dino collector!
| Topic: First tests with a spanish brick game|
|First tests with a spanish brick game [message #13278] Sat, 29 May 2010 16:31 UTC
While Lego is known internationally, in Spain an alternate system existed some years ago: TENTE. Maybe someone knows TENTE because some models were also sold in Europe, America and Japan. But the original maker ceased operation in 1993 and the trademark was bought by another game maker that used the name for a Lego clone system and finally ended its production.|
Nowadays auction sites and flea markets are the only source for collectors... well, some users have tried prototyping the original bricks. Recently I adapted the LDraw system to create virtual TENTE models and scenes; I just imported to this system all the pieces that other users have previously modeled with other tools (3D Studio, etc.). While these tools require 3D proficiency, LDraw ones are very easy to use. Also, those 3D experts and I have created new pieces (we call them "dark") that never existed in the original game. So the question was: is it possible to make TENTE pieces with 3D printing? Well, after seeing the 2x4 Brick of DonSolo the question was half answered.
I have used Strong&Flexible and Detail (White and Transparent). I also ordered Alumide for other piece, but it was cancelled because thin walls (1mm instead of the required 1.5). I don't know how DonSolo was able to get 2x4 Brick on alumide because I think some of his walls are also very thin.
As DonSolo says about his brick, "the best material to use is Detail, it gives a nice snug fit. The Strong & Flexible materials are less precise and tend to work best stacked right on top of each other.". For the monoplane (image below), no problem with the precision, except the bottom part when connected to a stud, so S&F would be the perfect material because it allows several types of paint.
Next piece is a 1x1 hinge, a "dark" piece because the original game offered a 1x2 hinge, not a 1x1. I discourage WS&F material (at the right) for this double and articulated piece because precision is crucial for a good rotation. Also the stud fits loosely and the bottom part is so tight that the piece doesn't fit entirely on other studs (the image doesn't show the gap on the opposite face). However, White Detail (at the left) offers the right precision and the piece fits well on others.
This is a rounded 1x2 plate using WS&F (left) and Transparent Detail (right). As previously, WS&F lacks the necessary precision, while Detail has a good fit. The only problem with both Detail materials is its peeling off, maybe it's the residual gel. Also, I'm not sure about the right paint for this material.
Last piece is a 1x1 plate on WS&F and same conclusion: the stud and the bottom part fit loosely on other pieces. Maybe after painting this material, the new layer could give a plastic/elastic surface that improves both cases: loose and tight ones.
Finally all the studded pieces (bottom side) on an original 1x8 brick.
[Updated on: Sat, 29 May 2010 16:33 UTC]
| Topic: Rising Sun by OSKAR|
| Topic: First Designs|
| Topic: Junior Xenomorphix and others|
|Junior Xenomorphix and others [message #13077] Sat, 22 May 2010 07:05 UTC
Check out the twistypuzzles forum thread here for a lot more pictures, at a smaller size!|
As a prize for this contest, I received a free design of one of my ideas! So this is my idea, but it was made by him.
Thank you to Quirky-Cubes for this nice design! Check out his shapeways shop here
It is like a pyramorphix, but turned 45° on one cutting plane. It is harder than the pyramorphix, and makes some fun shapes! The stickers were cut by hand.
The original had a slight problem, it didn't fit on the mini 2x2x2 quite right, leaving 2mm gaps in between each piece. I told him about this, and he quickly fixed it, so the design on shapeways should look tighter.
This is the original, so you can see the black base puzzle.
This is for sale here
The original one (in the pictures) is for sale for $70 + shipping currently. If you would like to buy it, PM me!
I also printed a few other things- ALL of these were designed in BLENDER! The first (I think) working twisty puzzles designed in Blender!
These will all be on shapeways after some modifications.
A tiny 1x2x3, 1/3rd of regular size:
Unfortunately the results are too inconsistent to put it up for sale. Some of the pieces are so small that it can't always print them correctly. Out of 4 prints, only one of each of the kinds of centre piece worked.
However, it turns surprisingly well, and is a cute little puzzle!
A test for a medium 1x2x3:
This one worked much better and turns well too. I need to fix some tolerances slightly, but I'm pleased with it. I printed it like this to make it cheaper . I'm planning on basing a few designs on a similar mechanism, which is why the top sides make it more like a bandaged 2x2x3. That will be for sale soon!
I messed up and made them too small, but they will be up for co-creator soon. They printed very well in metal, and looks lovely. It is simply a treble clef on a staff, which wraps around your finger.
Don't forget to check out my shop! All these models and more will be up soon!
[Updated on: Sat, 22 May 2010 07:13 UTC]
| Topic: The Walk of Shape|
|The Walk of Shape [message #12757] Wed, 12 May 2010 16:04 UTC
During a long weekend trip to Berlin, UPS delivered no less than 5 boxes full of shapes at various neighbors. So now the entire street is aware of Shapeways The unboxing was a great experience for the entire family, because they contained several shapes from the community. So a big thanks to all of you for the inspiration and fresh energy!|
The girls also picked their favorites. The overall winner is wuct88's horse, which got an immediate "wow" experience. Other favorites are the pendants from Gijs and Michiel, Virtox new gyro and ejisfun' ferris wheel. The shapes will now get a makeover from my "post-production department", so more fancy pictures later...
| Topic: 1cm Cubes interlaced|
| Topic: Hollow 2x2x1|
| Topic: Gear Snake by OSKAR|
| Topic: 2 Cubes|
| Topic: Artistic Wave Ring |
| Topic: Statue stand and turret base|
|Statue stand and turret base [message #11544] Thu, 08 April 2010 15:51 UTC
Now to the post processing work.
I'm waiting for two more models.
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[Updated on: Wed, 14 April 2010 07:54 UTC]
| Topic: Various pieces of jewelery|
|Various pieces of jewelery [message #11463] Mon, 05 April 2010 22:13 UTC
My first orders from Shapeways arrived today and thought I'd share them here.|
All in WSF except the Hamsa Hand in in S/S.
The latter's surface appears slightly uneven but that's more a problem with design than the printing process. I put a textured surface on it but this didn't translate too well in printing due to the minute changes in surface depth.
[Updated on: Mon, 05 April 2010 22:26 UTC]
Glenn ------ My Website Third Dimension Jewellery
| Topic: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR|
|Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR [message #11378] Sat, 03 April 2010 11:12 UTC
Hi Shapeways fans,|
Void 5x5x5 a variation of Okamoto's award-winning Void Cube, a Rubik's Cube with missing centers. This version is completely hollow as well, and it has 24 peep holes to see the spherical void inside.
Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.
[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:17 UTC]