Recently my trusted 6 year old TX2500 (that’s right, I had a tablet PC before Apple even invented the tablet PC) died, and therefore stopped fulfilling the function of kitchen media center. To replace it, I decided to 3D print a wall mount for my 10″ Asus Transformer Prime which I wasn’t using enough anyway. The result is this universal (up to 9 mm thickness) tablet wall mount that includes clips to hold cables in place. An interactive 3D model can be viewed here, and it can be ordered in several colors from my Shapeways shop here.
Here’s my latest little (±5 hours) side project that I did just for the fun of it. This running race robot would be about 1 meter tall and use electric motors combined with hydraulics to power its legs. A combination of optical sensors, a gyroscope and shifting internal weights would allow it to keep it’s balance on just two legs. The legs themselves were inspired by prosthetic legs used in the Paralympics.
I have just added interactive 3D models to all my 3D printed projects. This allows you to view these designs from any angle, or see even more details by using the X-ray (my personal favorite) or wireframe mode (use top button in sidebar: viewport shading). Using the different mouse buttons you can rotate, zoom and pan the models. As an example I’ve added the Pebble watch stand below, but you can also view the Fluo espresso cup or Nook stand in 3D.