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Recently, two of my closest friends got married, and as my wedding gift to them, I created a card in which they jointly spray paint a heart (less than three) on a wall. There are two pull tabs- one for the groom, who spray-paints the less than sign, and one for the bride, who spray-paints the three.
My team at work held a competition in which we had three hours to decorate our offices for the holidays. I made a cam-operated robo Santa. I wanted to wrap some string around the axel and have it operate by a weight unrolling, but I ran out of time. More throw on the cam would have been nice, too. Still, not bad for three hours.
See below for a video of the mechanism in action.
This was a fun little experiment in which I used OGLE to grab an OBJ of an model in Second Life, and then (after some cleanup in Maya) used Pepakura to make a printable pattern that could be assembled into a real-world version.
Click here for more images and for links to download the pattern, if you’d like to make your own uni-bike.
When my good friends Kyle Payne and Scott Balieu got married (becoming the Radishes in the process), I made them a card featuring pop-up 3-dimensional wedding bells. The card was designed with 3d Studio, Tenkai (now Pepakura designer), and Illustrator. The bells have a bit of elastic to aid in the popping up, since they hang freely from the cross beam.