Actually a quick 2 song single, with drum & bass sketches created in the past few months.
Experimenting with some competing rhythms and mastering with loudness in mind.
After many attempts at translating this sketch to a sculpture, finally some success.
This sketch was from around 2010. Between that time and now, I attempted to create sculptures in clay, with complex armatures, various attempts using paper mache and paper strips bonded to thin wires to build up the form. Also made attempts at using a combination of paper pulp and resin formulations. None were able to get the accuracy, detail and structural stability that is possible today. I have improved my knowledge of 3D modeling and sculpting techniques, and learned 3D printing techniques using cured resin. Now it is finally achieving its intended look and form as depicted in the sketch.
|15cm tall final print, includes stand|
|3d print, direct comparison to sketch printout|
|prototype shapes in back form the stand|
|3D Printed chain length|
|Chain strands model layout|
|Unsnapping fused elements|
|Final released links|
The links were heavily fused in this test, likely from overexposure. Printing did come apart without breaking. A few links cracked, and there were chips and pits where the thick material was snapped apart. The links are strong enough to work with for miniature models.
This trial used no supports and although convenient, there were side effects. The base points fused well, but the base layer thickness created difficulty unsnapping the links. Also the reflectivity of the steel base-plate creates distortion in material exposure of early features.
Overall a successful test with some further tweaks needed to improve the outcome. We will continue with variations of this experiment, maybe with slight layout adjustment and supports. Also find out how it scales.
HP All-in-one had broken screen, but this salvaged LCD Works. It was a touch screen, but now it will just be a plain non-touch panel. Making it fit is going to be the main challenge. The system is functional, but the platter hard drive was replaced with a 1Tb SSD.
|Testing a salvaged LCD Panel, |
Miraculously compatible cables!
|3D Printed structural non-solid|
|Spacers ready to mount|
|Inside view: small hole cut for video power access.|
SSD dropped into place. Such a tiny motherboard.
|cables connected ok, and LCD dropped into place.|
from here we can see the webcam being obstructed.
|all in one with extra large screen|
|the bezel still fits nicely.|