Remote Control

Completely 3-D printed. Bumpers  have a softer durometer and flex around corners.
Completely 3-D printed. Bumpers have a softer durometer and flex around corners.

Project I did for work.  It is used as a controller for a robot body. Modeled in Solidworks.

Capacitive touch buttons and a joystick control movement through the screens.
Capacitive touch buttons and a joystick control movement through the screens.
Clam shell design with rubber bumpers. Insert snaps in behind battery connections.
Clam shell design with rubber bumpers. Insert snaps in behind battery connections.

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Acorn Bells

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Experimenting with 3-D printed bells.

 

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The slits allow the support material to be removed, and help improve the sound quality.
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Being able to produce enclosed forms with internal free-floating balls is a neat additive manufacturing trick.

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Killer kitty cat bell mini size

Rattles: Biologically Inspired Function & Form

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Made up of individual pieces so a rattling sound is produced when shaken. Based on actual snake anatomy.
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Hollowed out inside to save printing material.

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Flexible design allows for organic movement and restrictions.
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Utilizing biomimicry to learn about mechanics and motion. Using 3-D printing to make nested plastic pieces that would be very difficult to assemble otherwise.

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Available for sale at my Shapeway’s shop

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/trishabelly