Here is a time lapse video of some new headphone parts being printed. The actual print ran for 3 hours.
For years I have been frustrated by the quality and cost of headphones. Either they are excessively expensive or poorly made, disposable products. Many times I have attempted to repair a set, only to find they were glued together, made from fragile components or otherwise not serviceable. At the other end there may not be parts available for some higher quality headphones that might otherwise be serviceable.
I searched some of the downloadable designs available on Thingiverse and found a few options. I printed one of these options. But generally each of these designs were lacking in some area. Ultimately I decided to design a set from scratch.
Parts Sourcing & Design
It has been a few weeks since Arts Walk and I almost forgot that my chess set was included in an article in the Olympian.
A twist on chess
When he received a chessboard with no pieces, Chris Gizzi of Olympia wanted to make his own. But what he envisioned — pieces that incorporated spiraling double and triple helixes — would have been so difficult to fabricate that he set the idea aside. Now, thanks to the increased availability of 3D printing, he’s put his own twist on traditional pieces. See Gizzi’s work — along with paintings by Lonnie L. Spikes Jr. and Steven Suski — at Hot Toddy, 410 Capitol Way S. Hot Toddy also will host music by The Open Letters at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
I will have two chess sets on display at Hot Toddy for the Fall 2017 ArtsWalk. In addition to examples of the large and small sets printed in transparent PLA material, the display will also include one very large rook (supporting the smaller set), a black acrylic bishop, a transparent acrylic rook and a stainless steel knight. Be sure to stop by this Friday evening.
Hot Toddy 410 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, 98501, United States 360-753-0868 firstname.lastname@example.org
New prints have arrived in time to be included in the Artswalk display. All of these prints were printed at standard size and are excellent examples of the material options and level of detail available from Shapeways.com.
ArtsWalk is approaching and I have been given an opportunity to display my chess set in the window of Hot Toddy. I am looking forward to the event but unfortunately I am double booked with a music performance that evening and will not be able to attend.