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National Honey Bee Day 2019

In the spirit of National Honey Bee Day this year, 3Doodler shared my 3Doodled/3D Printed Honey Bee light display. I had previously created templates and tutorials on how to draw your own bees as well. Check it out!

Posted by sillysyd in Art, Events

Hive Gallery 12th Anniversary Bee Themed Show

I was invited to make a piece for The Hive Gallery’s 12th Anniversary show, which was going to be bee themed.  I was supposed to come up with my own avatar (a self portrait but in bee form in “hiveland”).  Portraits [of people] aren’t things I do, but I did have a great idea for a 3D printed and 3D drawing shadow box light display.  I ran the concept by Nathan, the curator, and he liked it!  So I got started on it.

I’m new to 3D printing and definitely a beginner with 3D modeling.  But after reviewing a few simple Blender tutorials online, I felt confident enough that I could make an extruded hexagon as my honeycombs.  About 2 hours later, I figured it out and I was ready to send it to print, using clear plastic on my Micro3D printer.

Take a look at the progress of making this display.

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There are:

  • 96 3D printed honeycombs that took 1hr/pc to print (so 96 hrs of printing, not including a few of the scrapped pieces)
  • 13 3Doodled bees, including a queen bee.
  • 100 LED lights.

A look at how I made the bees:

Making the rest of the ? ? ? with my @3doodler.

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And here’s a look at it at the show!

If interested in purchasing it, please go here.

Posted by sillysyd in Art, Events

My “Ugly” Christmas Sweater

This year at work they decided to have an Ugly Sweater contest at the Christmas Party.  I can’t resist a competition that could utilize my crafting skills, so I got to work!  Check out the making of my “ugly” sweater.

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My Unicorn “ugly” Christmas Sweater.

It features a flying unicorn hauling Cat Santa’s sleigh. It also lights up!  I won 2nd place in the content since my sweater wasn’t technically ugly. Sweater in Action [Video]

I also decided to make my 3-year-old nephew a sweater.  He said he wanted a dinosaur.

If you want a sweater for your next Christmas party, let me know!  I’ll need enough advance notice to make one, though.

 

Posted by sillysyd in Art

Lisa Frank Leopard Helmet Going Viral

I’m not sure what happened, but all of a sudden the video I posted of the 360 look at my finished Lisa Frank inspired Leopard Stormtrooper helmet has taken off! Over 7,000 views! I’ll be bringing it with me to DesignerCon so you can see it in person!

Posted by sillysyd in Toys