3D printing

3D Printed Steampunk Goggles

There's this guy on Thingiverse named LoboCNC ( https://www.thingiverse.com/LoboCNC/about ) and he made these awesome goggles. The main parts are printed in one piece! I think this is an amazing design and I could not resist trying it for myself. After a few tries, adding some tweaks to the slicer's settings, I finally managed to get a working pair. The twisting Iris has a very strange mesmerizing effect. I could fiddle with these things for hours.


This is also my first time airbrushing. It's not an easy thing to do but it's so much fun. I didn't go through the trouble of sanding or adding an acetone vapour finish ( I admit to having never even tried it )  but the goggles still look quite lovely from a small distance!

 

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The Unfolding Ball Box (very long post)

The Unfolding Ball Box (very long post)

A few years ago I decided to try and create a box that opens using some kind of spring mechanism. The design needed to be able to store something small so the remaining space could be used to house the mechanism.  I always wanted to learn how to use 3D modeling software and this project seemed like a perfect opportunity to get started.