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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed I had a .gif animation of them rotating around in a loop, but sadly the file was too big.

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I had a .gif animation of them rotating around in a loop, but sadly the file was too big.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed I had a .gif animation of them rotating around in a loop, but sadly the file was too big.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed I had a .gif animation of them rotating around in a loop, but sadly the file was too big.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Just a render to show you what they looks like. If you want to see the assembled 3d model (to interact with) check the link to the assembled version in the description.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Just a render to show you what they looks like. If you want to see the assembled 3d model (to interact with) check the link to the assembled version in the description.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed This is where I just got weird with the render shots. These are just for fun.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed This is where I just got weird with the render shots. These are just for fun.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed I had a .gif of this rotating around, but the file size was too big.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed I had a .gif of this rotating around, but the file size was too big.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed These are some extremely rough sketches just walking through how they work and specifics.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed These are some extremely rough sketches just walking through how they work and specifics.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed How to lens pops in.
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed How to lens pops in.

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Introducing all the parts and their purposes. (Sorry I hope you can decipher my handwriting)
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Introducing all the parts and their purposes. (Sorry I hope you can decipher my handwriting)

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Original layout, all the parts have pins that fit into each other snuggly and firmly
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Original layout, all the parts have pins that fit into each other snuggly and firmly

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Screenshot of the prototype rendered in Preform
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version) 3d printed Screenshot of the prototype rendered in Preform

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Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version)

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The file I uploaded is the printable version, just to show you how big it is before assembly and when it is actually printed. Also, I apologized for the squished together parts. I had to really conserve space to meet the contest requirements for an original bounds of 125x125x165mm. To get a better idea of it laid out and to see all of the parts check the original orientation in the picture gallery. To see the assembled 3d version in 3d space you can go to this link: https://www.shapeways.com/model/2018461/universal-glasses-frames-assembled.html?modelId=2018461&materialId=6 Alright, so this is my design. The design is a set of glasses frames that can fit to any lens, so if you break your frames and have to order new ones, but still need to go to work or school or any other obligation, you could use these in the meantime. Potentially these could be a cheap alternative for glasses frames in places that need them. Before I get too deep in rambling about how it works, the process I went through designing this and the research I did to create this I'm going to talk about why the Form Labs Form 1 3d printer is needed to take my project from prototype to production. Probably the biggest reasons are the resolution and quality. As you can see in my model, the design require many tiny little details including crucial holes, pins and curves. All of these aspects need to be successfully and well printed to test and study and there is no other printer on the market that can deliver the resolution and quality this project needs. There is no other printer that can deliver my needs for this product and in a world where technology is constantly advancing I really needed something that's this ahead in the game. The idea is that the top parts of the frames (the arms), which hopefully you can see in the picture or the assembled link, are on hinges in the middle. They lift up to let lenses into the frames and then (once the lens is in place) snap down to various size (holes on the outside of the frames) and support the lenses with arms's pressure. Also supporting the lenses are the 3 little tomahawk looking things on the inside of each eye, which are the suspensions to make sure the frame has a comfortable fit not matter what size it is. Moral of the story: Put the lens in the frame with the arm up and over the lens. Push the lens into the suspensions and fold the arm over it and fasten the arm to the right setting. Whatever size lens you have is now secure inside of your new frames. (There rough sketches viewable for clarification) You may be like, "alright that's great, but there are many different kinds of glasses how can it fit all lenses?" and my answer would be it can because I did the research (reading back that sounds so pompous and jerk-like, I apologize). I first did some searching on the internet and found out the ranges of eye sizes, bridge sizes and temple sizes from a few sources and got an idea of how big/ small lenses can straight from the people making/ prescribing them and the range of "fitting options" from person to person. I then decided to do some real life research just to confirm the research and to see what the average glasses sizes were and to make some new friends. I went to school and on the street creeping people out to measure their glasses with my calipers and went home with my new information. I then went to the design the glasses so the suspension would reach out far enough to caress the smallest of lenses and so the arms would bend down enough to snuggly hold them in place. I then made sure the suspension would bend back far enough for the biggest lenses and made sure the arms would be able to get around them and again keep them in place. I did the same with fitting except this part I was sadly forced to use average numbers from my field research and some of my internet research. What I did was try to make the glasses not too loose for the smallest of heads/ nose bridges and not too tight for those with the biggest heads/ nose bridges. I designed varying changes in thickness of the plastic to accommodate these ranges of people so it was at a good size for small people and so the plastic could comfortable bend slightly for those of a bigger nature. I hope this all makes sense and you were able to decipher my horrendous writing. I've always wanted a 3d printer to help my Dad with his job and to tinker with myself as I have a lot of ideas for it and other inventions. When you're designing and inventing you really should've have to compromise your creativity or the integrity of your design due to the tools you have and that's why I really need this Form Labs, Form 1 3d printer to take my product from prototype to productions.
What's in the Box
INCM
Universal Glasses Frames (Printable Version)
White Strong & Flexible
Width
12.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Depth
12.4 cm
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