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Making thing that have real world uses...besides upgrading the thing that made them :)

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Mikethinks, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. bamhm182

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    Makes me wonder what the unintended purpose was, haha.
     
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    Seems like most of my prints fit into this thread. Dog decided that she wanted to make me spend $100 on a new Macbook charger. Think again, dog! Managed to pick up a replacement cable for about $7 on Amazon and whipped this up so I wouldn't have to take apart the block and mess with Apple's crazy glue and risk not being able to put it back together. The hook holes ended up being way too big on the Z-Axis because I wasn't really paying attention there. I'll probably just end up filling it in with hot glue so it doesn't move around. Aside from that it turned out pretty good, though.
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  3. Mike Kelly

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    Scraping and sanding popcorn off the ceiling. Funny thing is like as it broke was when I was finishing up
     
  4. bamhm182

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    Why not just print a chisel replacement for it?
     
  5. Mike Kelly

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    Huh, impressive.
     
  7. Peter Krska

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    How do you get popcorn to stick to the ceiling and what kind of party was it?
     
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  8. bamhm182

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    Not that kind of popcorn, probably, haha. Not sure if it's just an American thing, but the texturing on the ceiling with all the little randomly shaped balls is commonly referred to as popcorn.
     
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  9. Mike Kelly

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    Yeah it was really popular in the 70's. Really annoying stuff
     
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  10. Peter Krska

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    One night a friend shows up wearing these new sun glasses that he seen Johnny Depp wearing on stage,. Got inspired and printed these. Which look similar to his. There are plenty of sun glass on Thingiverse
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    He paid large, I think this print cost around $3.20
     
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  11. bamhm182

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    I was thinking about printing some glasses since all mine are either smashed or chewed up, I have no idea how I would make the lenses fit though since I'm super new to 3d modeling. I need to see if there is a way to import an image, then use a cube or something to resize it to the right scale, then go from there. There is probably an easier way to do it, but that's about all I can think of.
     
  12. Peter Krska

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    The lens snap in. The size of the glasses are pretty much in the ball park but may need to be sized up a few % depending on the size of your head. Mine is big so I'd have to size it up a bit.
     
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    Fair enough. I think if I was going to make some, I'd put it approximately where it needed to be and then go to town with a dremmel until they fit.
     
  14. Mike Kelly

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    I was tired of my astro mixamp always falling off the side table, so I made this to mount it on the back:
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  16. Mike Kelly

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    Broke a wine glass base off while cleaning. Knew of a solution

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  17. k1e1v1i1n

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    Don't think the wife would ever notice. :)
     
  18. Mike Kelly

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    This is now the "Mike Glass"

    Hey wait...
     
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    Haha. Nice.
     
  20. Mike Glass

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    HUH, hey that's proprietary. LOL
     
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