These are models of the conical hail stones that fell November 24, 2012 in the Fingerlakes. They were entered into a CAD system so they could be tested in an updraft wind tunnel for terminal velocity. They are very close to actual size.
This is a beautiful shell. Never seen in nature. Your shell collecting friends will get excited when you have one and they don't. Just don't tell them where you found it and they will have to keep looking!
This common Florida shell might be suitable for the 'shelter' project which is trying to artificially manufacture various sized shells for homes for pet hermit crabs. It can be scaled as needed. Not currently available due to surface defect created by excessive backface tiles.
Scalable to any ring size. The outside edge on this ring is a bit sharp and will require some adjustments. I have doctored mine with some sand paper. Shortly the model will be rounded a bit to take off the edge.
This 12 piece burr puzzle was found in a garage sale in the unassembled state. After several tries I assembled it. I've been told there are two ways to assemble the 12 identical pieces, but have never found the second solution. Assembled view shows solid model, yours will arrive white with hollow ends.
Needed this $10 part to fix my Flowbee... then the lights went on, and I realized I could have Shapeways make it for me for me. You may need this part for your Flowbee as well, so it is available. Once installed I had to file down the tip of the shaft about 1/8", add a drip of CA glue on the shaft when intalling, and now my Flowbee is working again. When you 'print' this part you get 2 that are identical.
This is designed to have a small 1/2" OD bearing inserted, and used as a heavy duty swivel on my spinning kite bols. The fishing swivels currently in use are not really designed for the workout my kites provide them.
Now you can carry around a miniature version of this ancient device. Google this subject and find that hundreds have been unearthed in Europe over the years. Were they used to size pipe, denote status, a weapon or just some obsolete tool? If you can figure out what they were used for you will be famous. The sides on this are very thin, but mine hasn't broken yet.
This herringbone low tooth count gear was designed to be like a pair spotted 30 years ago in Kodak. Haven't seen any since. They might have been used as the twin gears found commonly in oil pumps. If you order two, they mesh perfectly and serve as a nice example of this rare style of gear.
Snow is only good with a compression load. Igloos must therefore be made from an inverted catenary curve shape to be strong. This is a small example of the correct shape, but with thinner than useful walls to save cost. 'White Strong & Flexible' looks so much like snow when printed it seems first nature to make snow sculptures with it.
It takes 10 to make a 4 cell tetrahedron kite, 8 if you cut two connectors in half. This 'object' prints 10 of them. These are designed for 1/4" dowel. They are more expensive than anticipated, so I will likely reduce their size to work with 2mm fiberglass rods- eventually.
This is a duplicate of a nice little wooden one I own that produces pleasant notes. It contains two depressions on the back for thumbs, or for a place to drill holes for two more notes, making it a 9 hole ocarina. Not yet sure the lowest note is C, but it should be in tune with itself as the volume and hole sizes are identical with my wooden model. Big question is... will the porosity of "Strong White & Flexible" keep it from working? Answer... way too porous to function. It will require stain and sealing to function.
This simple rocket is designed for the Estes mini motors which are 13mm x 45mm. Uploading it was a quick test of minimal cost for this simple design.
It was designed for a 1/8" diameter launch rod. This has been printed. It arrived with a slight curl in the fins, due to tight packaging. Shaping them in my hands brought them back to straight. I will probably thicken the fins to remedy the situation. Launch planned soon.
Andy's models is a collection of computer generated models. Most are not made in a CAD system, but are instead the output of a computer program. In the past they could only be viewed on a screen. Now with the magic of 3D printing the actual object can be produced. I'm so delighted to be able to turn the designs into a physical objects!