#3D Printed Star Wars Rebels AT-DP Helmet #3DPrinting
It’s a Star Wars Rebels kind of day. We featured a Sabine Wren costume that demonstrates the difference between using EVA foam and Sintra earlier today, and now a 3D printed helmet from the animated series. This AT-DP helmet has been seen a couple of times in the animated series, and Jon Watson made one for his son. Actually, his son requested this specific helmet.
Chopped up a cheap pair of goggles for the lenses. Almost done, just need to add the decals and some inner padding. Modeled it in 3ds Max from scratch, printed on my Series 1 printer. Almost 4 days in printing alone. The largest parts took over 36 hours each.
Impressive. Most impressive – especially the super smooth finish! Watson told 3DPrint.com his process:
“The way I smooth out the surface is [with] lots of coats of high build filler primer. Then I sand it back down until I hit the plastic, and then primer again until smooth. This works better and is easier than just sanding the PLA. PLA does not sand well. You really have to wet sand it for best results. The final paint was Krylon Fusion satin white and satin black.”
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.