Dragonfly Kinetic Statue - My First Moving Parts Project

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by rithmikansur, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. rithmikansur
    rithmikansur New Member
    I'll be placing my first order over the weekend after some intense scrutiny and double checking of all my clearances.
    It's a tiny little bugger. just over 2" in diameter at the base. you might say it's life sized, depending on the species of dragonfly.

    Below is a little still image of it.
    There's also a video i put on youtube of what it *should* do when you turn the gear.

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    The gear case at the bottom is a snap fit with some prongs.
    The wings are driven up by the pistons, and hopefully :confused are heavy enough to fall back down under their own weight without binding up.

    I always post about what i'm doing on my blog if anyone is interested.
    It hasn't been around long. Only since I stumbled upon shapeways. :D

    I'm amped though. I can't wait to get this thing!!
    I hope so much that it works as expected!

    Any feedback would be great. It is my first order. So, If I made any obvious mistakes. I would like to fix them before I actually place the order tomorrow.

    Thanks!
    Rith
     
  2. rithmikansur
    rithmikansur New Member
    tracking number received!
    shipping today!!
    I can't wait!!!!
     
  3. MikeP
    MikeP New Member
    Wow. Very nice.

    You must post pics when it arrives.