Marcus Olsson shared a 3D printed LED bracelet project with us, posted on slickstreamer.
Marcus: “This project started when I printed Diagrid Bracelet by nervoussystem and got the idea to add some LEDs to it. I later change the design to be a solid half circle that locks really nice when the LEDs lighten it up. A adafruit trinket (Attiny85) is controlling a Neopixel 144 LED/m strip and reading value from a FLORA Accelerometer/Compass Sensor (LSM303) using I2C.”
To get the bracelet to interact with the environment I added an 3-axis accelerometer for catching the wearers movements.
The bracelet will cycle throw the color wheal slow and if get shaken it hop a few colours and if shaken for longer time it start to sparkel. It will run for about 3 and a half hour on a charge.
To get the code to work and fit on the trinket/gemma I had to rewrite Adafruit LSM303 library to use TinyWireM and int32_t instead of float to save space, I also remove the compass part of the library. The Arduino sketch is 5,214 bytes of a 5,310 byte maximum.
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While we have shared Joshua Harker’s skulls and other work before, check out his new pendant/brooches below!
Bleeding Heart Rose by Joshua Harker:
love hurts…but it’s fashionable. Clip on back slides into pocket or hangs on pin. Can also be strung as a necklace. Depicting the beauty & pain associated with love… white symbolizing purity, red for passion, black for loss, & silver for reward. The trickle of blood symbolizes sacrifice. It was inspired by the irony of such conflicting emotions within the experience of a relationship.
Read more. And check out Til Death Do Us Part (Heart Skull) below.
Mandelwerk brings a passion for mathematics and fractals to bear on the design of rings, bracelet and other objects — including what they refer to as the The Holy GRAIL of 3D FRACTALS (and it is apparently a grail drinking container!) at the bottom of this post. Thanks to Amy Radcliffe for the tip!
Mandelring of the 7′th Power – 18.5mm (above):
The Mandelbulb – A three-dimensional analogue of the Mandelbrot set, invented by Daniel White and Paul Nylander at the end of 2009 – Be the among the first to wear one on your finger – Z > Z^2 + C – Made a real life object with the help of Mandelbulb 3D > Fiji > Meshlab > Netfabb > Shapeways – Measured diameter printed in Frosted detail: 18.5mm – also available with a diameter of 20mm and in silver!
Cosmographicum Fractalium – The Ring:
Further Development of the Cosmological Essays, Which Contains the Secret of the Universe; on the Marvelous Proportion of the Celestial Spheres, and on the True and Particular Causes of the Number, Magnitude, and Periodic Motions of the Heavens; Established by Means of the Five Regular Geometric Solids as Kaleidoscopic Iterated Function Systems along with the Menger Hyper KIFS
A fractal image made solid.
Dragon Fractal Ring 21mm:
The Holy ring of 3D fractals -Sculptural finger ornament by fractal mathematics.
The Bronze ring is fantastic in its shifts from copper to brass, the silver ring is very clear in the details and more discrete…
Designer Lincoln Kamm has made a number of well-received 3D printed jewelry pieces over the years, often swirling together his humor and his hand as a sculptor to create cute pieces like these below.
Steampunk Octopus in Bowler Hat Pendant by LincolnK:
This dapper octopus loves to wear his bowler hat. He thinks he is very steam punk especially when printed in raw brass!
Bread Cat! AKA Toaster Kitty
Do you love grumpy cats, or the meme that has cat’s faces going through slices of bread? I know I do! That’s why I made this pendant. It is about 3/4 of an inch wide and made from solid sterling silver. Or if you prefer, you can get one made in Antique Bronze or Gold Plated stainless steel or other materials. (chain not included)
Filigree Sphere EARRINGS:
These Filigree Sphere shaped earrings are great if you are going for a classy or fun look! They come in many colors too. They are each about 1 inch wide. They look dainty and delicate, but are made from a strong and flexible nylon. This gives them strength while keeping them very light.
Shared by Amy Radcliffe: “I really like the stuff from Quark Jewelry; she makes awesome pendants based on subatomic particles.”
Quark Jewelry by Virtox on MixeeLabs:
Ever since I first learned about subatomic particles and their spiral movements in magnetic fields, I could not help but be inspired. The different charges, masses and speeds determine the trajectories and create these astounding images in bubble chambers.
With the arrival of accessible 3d printing, I got to work to capture this beauty in jewelry. I wrote a piece of software that would trace possible (and impossible) orbits and trajectories in 3 dimensions. But I had a hard time choosing which models to actually try and print as the variations were endless.
Then a few months ago I got the urge to bring this project back to life and in search for a solution I stumbled upon Mixeelabs.
Mixeelabs was working on an online platform that allows designers to easily create web apps which are able to generate 3d printable models! We joined forces and are very proud to present Quark Jewelry…