Robotic Animals and Deceptive Boxes

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by Cradders, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Cradders
    Cradders New Member
    The 'Blitz Panther', a cat robot that was featured in the February 2010 Shapeways newsletter is now one of a collection! Now available are:

    The 'Wolverex', a wolverine-type robot and the Blitz Panther's biggest rival:
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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/220150/fearsome_rival__wolver ex_.html?gid=sg29760

    The monstrous alligator-type robot, 'Protogator':
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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/220565/monstrous_tyrant__prot ogator_.html?gid=sg29760

    And the stealthy swallow-type robot, 'Demonwing':
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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/221949/stealthy_fighter__demo nwing_.html?gid=sg29760

    And for those of you with no interest in robot statues, also available is the brand new 'Eyebox'. An unusual container for jewellery, keys, coins or stuff that with a quick twist will open in a most unexpected and pleasing way.
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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/221521/eyebox.html?gid=sg2976 0

    A mini version is also available:
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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/221552/mini_eyebox.html?gid=s g29760

    Find all these products and more at my re-launched shop, 'Cradder's Misc.'
     
  2. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    These are incredibly cool!

    I was wondering how smoothly the eyebox cases open and close though, since I imagine SF might cause some friction.

     
  3. Cradders
    Cradders New Member
    Thanks! I've built the larger Eyebox a couple of times now and it runs quite smoothly once it has been cleaned out. It 'sounds' a bit rough, but the movement is smooth enough. It's visually interesting whether you choose to open the box quickly or slowly - when slowly opened, you can see the lashes sliding over each other, when quickly it's almost instant. You hear a 'snapping' sound as you open it quickly which is quite pleasing!