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Abacus Wristwatch #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Abacus

Nathan (of Pumpkris fame) shared a mostly 3D printable Abacus Wristwatch and HowTo over at his projects site HaHa Bird:

After building the abacus bracelet last year, I wanted to explore the idea of archaic wearable computing a little more. An abacus wristwatch seemed like a good way to do so, and the project would challenge me to learn 3D modeling. Pebble or the rumored iWatch would have nothing on the computing power I had in mind!

I did the modeling in Autodesk’s 123D Design, and after a week of evenings spent on it (my fluency in 2D design does not translate into 3D) I finally got the clunky 80s calculator-watch look I was after. I uploaded the file to Shapeways to be printed in their black detail plastic….

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1 Comment

  1. Not display time 🙁

    Thinking how to do it……

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