Friday, May 16, 2014

Final Results

Here are my final results for the watch and bracelet I made.
I'm hoping the will just be a class about 3d printing because I really enjoyed this project.
It took some work, but glad I finally got it.

Links to Thingiverse:  for the bracelet

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WATCH this...part 4

So this post was meant to be up sooner, but I couldn't get the pics to upload. Finally I figured it out and here we are. I got a couple test models of my watch. One was unintentionally thin and clean because the printer was clogged (which also messed up another test model that wasn't used at all) and the other came out perfect.
We got a heater, something to form the watch around, and got to work. It took some time and cleaver thinking, but we managed to get an idea of how this watch should be in the end. I will make the band and watch face holder into two separated pieces, then just welded them together. Why??? Well, the band won't form around nicely because of how the watch face holder is sized and shaped to the band.
We a few adjustments, I think the next one will be better. In the meantime I plan on making some bracelets as well.

Pics are coming...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WATCH This...Part 3

So I printed the outline of the watches, cut one out, and wrapped around my arm. My measurements were closely true to size, just the ends of the band slightly overlapped. I had to make the shapes (heart, circle, diamond) bigger to hold the watch face and from the look on my wrist, it is not too big. I like the size. I can really see this turning out pretty cool.
I think some small adjustments need to be made and I will be ready for the first 3d print of it.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WATCH this...part 2

Here's what I came up with as an idea for my watch. I love the idea of circle links. The middle piece is where a watch face can be place (I didn't that spot on the heart yet).
Then it was suggest that the linked band piece could be heated and formed to clutch around the wrist, which would be cool.

Still, going to work on a couple more sample and get some measurements down.

to be continued...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


So I thought I posted these already, but...guess not.

We were required to make a key chain samples for class. I love wolves, so I though I would try to find something I would like carrying around as a key chain. I found this image
and made an outline of it in Illustrator. After a little help I placed the file into Tinkercad, scaled it to the right size, and added a hold for the key ring to go through. This was my final result:

I  think it turned out well. Would be great to see it printed and then I could carry it around.  :)