My take on Rose’s Rebel Alliance iris ring from The Last Jedi. I have included materials needed here, but I also did an instructional video on how to make and assemble this:
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The iris mechanism is based on this design:
I felt this would scale down to a ring size much better than other iris designs. With this design I was able to make the blades much thicker and easier to handle. Assembly is still a little delicate, but the video lays out clear instructions on how to do it.
The only uncommon material needed for this build is M1 x 6mm cheese head screws. I listed my source under in the .pdf (or .xlsx) BOM under “Thing Files”, but hopefully someone can find a better source.
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