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Baaaaaby spacecraft [20110609|13:06]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Thrilling news of the day: The mechanical workshop have printed me a set of scale models of the Cluster spacecraft. They're for my interactive in the Aurora Explorer exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. They were done on the rapid prototyper, a 3D printer that builds up pieces from thin layers of plastic. My baby spacecraft were assembled from five printed sections, as shown below.

Baby Cluster, prior to assembly with superglue.



Assembled baby Cluster from the side.


Assembled baby Cluster from the top.


Painting these to look approximately like the real thing (shown below) will keep me off the streets this weekend.

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[User Picture]From: doccy
2011-06-09 14:33 (UTC)
Sweet! Multiple layers of geekness, and it's a replica model toy!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-09 19:23 (UTC)
YES. I'd better be allowed to keep one of these after the exhibition's over.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2011-06-09 14:36 (UTC)
People like me should not be allowed access to equipment like that. You know I'd just makes 3d robot butt.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-09 19:24 (UTC)
Pfft. You just have to pitch it right. With the correct marketing, a 3D robot butt becomes the FUTURE OF MODERN ART, baby.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2011-06-09 17:22 (UTC)
Very cool.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-09 19:24 (UTC)
It is! And it's cute, and I want to keep it forever. (I may have attachment issues when it comes time to merge it with the rest of the interactive...)
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2011-06-09 19:45 (UTC)

ok NOW we ALL want to stalk you

i love reading about those 3d printy things

can u use it to make us all little gifts

:B

surely there's a scrap pile of rejects you can send me one to paint too lol
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2011-06-10 17:19 (UTC)
Seriously? You have to give up the baaaaby spacecraft? I'm not sure I could do that either.
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2011-06-11 13:01 (UTC)
Do you have (or can you access) CAD files for these? Because if you can a number of places (like http://www.shapeways.com/) will print you as many as you like in a number of different materials (how about sterling silver?).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-06-11 19:34 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I can get them from the workshop. I might have to be careful about how I use them, however, because I suspect there are rules about, say, selling merchandise based on the designs.
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2011-06-11 20:57 (UTC)
I was mostly thinking of personal use really, in case they ask for them all back.
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