I am a maker.
Check out a playlist of videos showcasing the processes of this project on my YouTube channel here: Fusion800: 3D Printed Movable Type
The letterpress has been an instrumental aspect of typography for centuries. The mechanical process of raised letterforms transferring ink to paper has a humanistic quality that exemplifies our senses and emotions. Movable type has seen centuries of adaptations—lead, wood, polymer and more; along with the creation tools and technologies—such as pantographs, plate makers, and computer.
We suggest letterpress printing and moveable type has untapped life yet to be revealed. Our investigation embodies 3D printing technologies to create a moveable typeface with humanistic qualities and voice. This moveable typeface explores the challenging demands of the mechanical properties of 3D printing methods applied to the creation of moveable type, its design, and printing embracing the mechanics of the machine to create a typeface never intended to meet the standards of perfection, but to embody the inherent artistic and humanistic aesthetics of the machine pushing technology to its limits to discover how human a 3D printing machine can get.
"The SE-14r light repeating blaster, sometimes referred to as the Imperial repeating pistol, was an alternate model of BlasTech Industries' SR combat pistol with fully automatic capabilities. Manufactured specifically for the Galactic Empire, it was carried as a sidearm by some Imperial officers and stormtrooper commanders." - From Wookiepedia
Also painted and weathered by me!
Created by hand for application to the 501st Legion worldwide costuming organization. Officially approved costume, designation TK-6830
This uniform has helped me raise money for various charities, visited sick kids in the hospital, and meet some cool people, all through the 501st Legion.
RWBY White Fang Cosplay
I used a combination of the pre-season one concept character design and the in-show model to create my accurate representation of this RWBY bad guy grunt.
I had the awesome opportunity to create this Thorn hand cannon from Destiny for SeeMeCNC and Jerry over on the Barnacules Nerdgasm channel!
Check out a full build video here: https://youtu.be/tt6TDmXuzfs
Ghostbusters Shoulder Mounted Mini Proton Pack
I've always been fascinated by the idea of alternate Ghostbusters props to the movie used ones. So instead of a full sized replica of a movie style Proton Pack, I designed and scratch built a shoulder mounted mini Proton Pack.
V1 was a little embarrassing, seen in the first photo. It was clunky, had no electronics, and barely held together with what little hot glue I used. (Hot glue sucks, by the way. I hate it.)
V2 was the winner. I designed it from the ground up, and built it almost identical to the designs I created. It had actual electronics in it as well, providing bright LED lights that flash in various speeds, groups and colors.