Re: What's On My Bench - The Guards of Medusa
- Approx how large?
It's around 8" wide and 6" tall. The maximum footprint that I can print using my 3D printer is about 8.5 x 8.5.
- What is it made of?
Everything was printed using PLA (polylactic acid). It's the most common filament used with 3D printers. Around 20 parts were designed.
- How did you paint?
I airbrushed acrylic paint on white PLA parts and then applied a protective coat of lacquer. I'm especially proud of the red tree. I found an image on the internet and used it to cut a stencil.
- Can you describe the electro-mechanical a bit?
Servo motors rotate the two guards and the Medusa head is raised using a stepper motor. A microprocessor controls the sequence of motion.
- What does it sound like
The servos are very quiet. The stepper has a slight hum similar to an oscillating fan. I have a PIR sensor which turns it off when no one is in the room.
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