Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Magic, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Hi all,

    I received my scoubidou.
    The structure is basically the same as an actual scoubidou except the cleareance between the 2 mm wires that is 1 mm in all directions. So it is quite loose, which make it very flexible.
    See the pictures below and the video here.

    It is quite unexpensive of an object of this dimension (less than $25).

    Do you think I should do other dimensions or shapes?


    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  2. LincolnK
    LincolnK New Member
  3. 4m3D
    4m3D New Member

    What is it used for?

  4. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Ahaha! :laughing: I am also wondering (but not all objects need to be useful, do they?).

    As I say in the video, just use it as a regular scoubidou! Original scoubidous were used as keyring (this one is probably too big) or to recognize your luggages.
    See this website for inspiration (see "scoubidou projects").

    For me it is also a way to test the elasticity of Strong and Flexible: the same pattern can be used to make a kind of fabric, if you interlocked the basic pattern so that the section is nearly flat (instead of squared).

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  5. lsuess
    lsuess New Member
    For use as bracelet/necklace It would be great if it could be connected
    end do beginning, in such a way that there's no kink at the connection.

    Another idea for a "useful" application:
    Add a LED-light to the top ** and a handle to the bottom
    Then you can draw lines of light into the nigth.
    ** maybe two lights on a lateral bar instead to make use of the torsion elasticity too. In any case add an approriate mass.
  6. 4m3D
    4m3D New Member
    Right!!! I got it now.

    In that case I really like it!!! I'm thinking a shorter one with a place to inset a luggage tag.

    VERY HANDY!!!!

  7. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I will think now about the next steps.
    In the meantime, I wanted to show you my collection of Scoubidous:
    Click to enlarge.

    And also this ball-shaped one, that inspired me for my IcosidodecaLink:
    Note that each loop is closed by a nearly seamless join (see the close-up) as suggested by Lukas.


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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  8. gibell
    gibell Well-Known Member
    Us Americans get confused, because to us "Scoubidou" is a popular TV show. My kids are always making them, though, and they call them "Lanyards".

    Very nice idea, whatever you call them!
  9. Whystler
    Whystler New Member
    We call them GIMPs here.

    Interestingly, ScoobyDoo, the dog, was named after the craft of scoubidou.

  10. bitstoatoms
    bitstoatoms Member
    Hmm, Whystler,
    I prefer the Wikipedia Soul Music inspiration take on the naming of Scooby Doo...

    "Silverman was inspired by a combination of the "scoo-be-doo" section in Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" and Frank Sinatra's scat "doo-be-doo-be-doo" he heard at the end of Bert Kaempfert's song "Strangers in the Night" on the way out to one of their meetings, and decided to rename the dog "Scooby-Doo"

    But let's never let the truth get in the way of a good story..
  11. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    I thought Lanyard was specifically a key chain piece. In the scouts we called it Gimp. And his name is scoodydoo because that is all he can say other than Wuh Woh Waggy and Heeehehehehehe
  12. Whystler
    Whystler New Member
    Lol, well your source is the same as mine, just a different page:

    "The name scoubidou came from the late French singer Sacha Distel, who scored his first hit with the song of the same name in 1958 and became the Francized name for the long-running cartoon series Scooby-Doo."

    But I'm Canadian, so I speak french too ;)

  13. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Wow, Love the video, I never expected that much flexibility!

    Very nice fidget gadget :)