…Rather than just 3D printing and offering 3D prints of the Nightmare Mask on Shapeways, Ng decided to take thing a step farther with the help of our friends at Adafruit.
“I figured Adafruit’s EL wire was a good place to start,” Ng explained to 3DPrint.com. “My hot glue gun was handy for this quick DIY and didn’t make anything too permanent. I basically took the EL wire and followed the external layer pattern as best as I could and glued [it] onto the inner mask. The Nightmare Mask: Fear is of course meant to look a little scary and maybe even a little creepy. The EL Wire was perfect to create this effect and it also really helped to enhance the mask design.”
…the combination of the EL wire along, with the intricate details of Ng’s mask, provides for quite the unique appearance. The outer layer of the mask is 3D printed 4.5mm from the inner portion of the mask, in order to provide a gentle, eerie shadow, especially when lit up….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!