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December 18, 2014 AT 5:30 am

Melissa Ng Combines 3D Printing with Adafruit’s EL Wire to Create Incredible Glowing ‘Nightmare Mask’ #3DxFashion #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Melissa Ng Combines 3D Printing with Adafruit’s EL Wire to Create Incredible Glowing ‘Nightmare Mask’. From 3DPrint.com:

…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….

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