Above, you can see my weekend project – a 3d printed, no-soldering-iron-required, LED using miniature anglepoise lamp. I printed it on Saturday, and assembled it on Sunday – it’s fitted with 6 UV LEDs (because I couldn’t find any white at the time) and the lamp shade has a thin accent line of glow-in-the-dark plastic as a highlight.
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Bit of a weekend project – a 3d printable piece of Warhammer Fantasy Battle terrain. I keep flip-flopping on whether I like the texture – an artifact of the 3d printing process. It’s sort of interesting; a little reminiscent of wood, but different.
So, I think it’s safe to say, I have a 3d printing ‘problem’. I love 3d printing – dodgy prints and wonky extrusions and all – and if I’m not printing something, I feel that I’m wasting valuable print-time!
I’ve got a handful of 3d printing projects on the go at the moment
- A passive coin sorter – darn you, US 1¢ coin vs. 10¢, with your 1mm difference in diameter!
- A hairbrush with replaceable bristles, and interchangable handles – for different firmness and length of bristles, and different, customized ergonomic handles.
- Updates to my glowstick candelabra – collaborating with a smart gent to make a version that can be wired for LED use.
- Trying out the maglite candlestick that someone else on Thingiverse designed
I’ve been playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and reveling in the stealth-puzzle options available to me. It means I spend a lot of time in one area, creeping around like the Creeping Kid, and because I’ve turned off the object highlighting and mission arrows, I need to actually look at the environments.
One environment that struck me more than many others, was Jensen’s apartment – the second the artificially intelligent door opened for me, I was drinking in the strong Bladerunner vibe. Noir-ish lighting spills through room high, slatted windows, casting long dark shadows across the jumble and accumulated debris of Adam’s life and upheaval – it feels like a refugee from Tron was put under house arrest in a long abandoned, 18th Century Parisian flat. In short, I liked it.