This past weekend, when coming back from Sisters Oregon, location of turkey consumption at the home of my better-half’s dad and his wife, I was excited to see the initial test 3D printed pieces of the workbee upper shell in the mailbox.
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Wraps and Fiber Optics
Tonight I had some success building the upper half of a workbee, this time running three of the fiber optic filaments, and then attaching the newest set of yellow printed PVC vinyl tape panels.
Fiber Optic Threading
Tonight I assembled a decent transparency layer, and tested out threading six 0.25mm fiber optic filaments into the workbee. It was on the whole successful, though one of the side running light filaments moved while I was curing the UV adhesive, and it snapped inside the upper shell.
Vinyl Tape Success
A quick update on this evenings progress with the workbees. Continue reading
A Week or Two of Working the Problems
It has been nearly 2 weeks since posting about my recent pilgrimage to Seattle for the Star Trek 50th Anniversary exhibit. While I have not posted since then, I have actually been working a lot in trying to solve many of the various build issues with the workbees.
Acetate Workbees and a Sense of Scale
As I mentioned in a post the other day, working backwards into some of the small detailing pieces that will eventually be part of the model is part and parcel to how I plan on having the level of detailing in my model be realized.
So I have been working up micro-scale Illustrator files as a sort of miniature “blueprints” for a micro-model of the workbees.
LEDs and Building Workbees
One of the reasons why I anticipate the building of the kit for my Enterprise project taking quite a long time, is that a lot of researching and exploration on some of the intricate detail and lighting of the model has to be worked out. How those minor details, even about parts of the overall final display which are some of the “secondary” detailing, have a large impact on how the model is built, painted and assembled.