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Pence over flies


After watching the vice presidential debate and inspired by the swatter that JoeBiden.com team created, I came up with a new idea related to Mr. Pence and the fly. I created a 3D Printed Model with a mechanism that would make the swatter moving to catch the fly on Mr. Pence's head.



Here I created a mini statue of our incumbent Vice President Mike Pence. The upper body and swatter were made by using Autodesk Fusion 360 software and the podium with Tinkercad.


I presented two version of this project. First version is completed with a mechanism by using some electronic devices, while the second version is mainly for someone who does not have electronic stuff. 


Below I will demonstrate how to assemble this project. 

The schematic of the project is shown in the image below. Because I made the schematic in Tinkercad, there is only Arduino Uno option in Tinkercad. Later in my project, I used Arduino Nano because it is more compact and smaller than Uno. All pins in Arduino Nano are the same as Arduino Uno. Therefore, it does not matter if you use Arduino Nano or Uno.

Assemble all the electronic devices as shown in the schematic. After finish, copy and paste the code below to Arduino program.


Code:

#include<Servo.h>
int trig=8;
int echo=12;
int dt=10;
Servo servo;

//int distance,duration;
void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:
pinMode(trig,OUTPUT);
pinMode(echo,INPUT);
Serial.begin(9600);
servo.attach(11);
}

void loop() {
  // put your main code here, to run repeatedly:


if (calc_dis()<10)
{
  for (int i=0;i<=540;i++)
  {
    servo.write(i);
    delay(1);
  }
  delay(100);
  for (int i=540;i>=0;i--)
  {
    servo.write(i);
    delay(1);
  }
  delay(100);
}
}

//This code is written to calculate the DISTANCE using ULTRASONIC SENSOR

int calc_dis()
{
  int duration,distance;
  digitalWrite(trig,HIGH);
  delay(dt);
  digitalWrite(trig,LOW);
  duration=pulseIn(echo,HIGH);
  distance = (duration/2) / 29.1;
  return distance;
}


Printing

Print all the STL files that I have provided. Just remember, if you want to make version 1, there are four parts in all, which are the podium, pence, lower hand, and swatter. If you want to make version 2, just print all together and use support as well. For the setting, I used 0.2 mm layer height, 20% infill and use raft.

printing

Polishing the Printing Parts

I printed all the parts in white PLA Filament, except the swatter (I used blue PLA Filament). Paint Pence's head and hand with acrylic paints. See the image below. 

But you can do differently with me. You can paint it as you desired. For Version 1, you need to glue them one by one and need a screw to tap the servo to the statue. Solder the electronic devices as shown in the schematic.

painting      painting

gluing      gluing


glue the swatter

Prototype

Here is the image of my prototype.

Prototype



Finished

You are done making the project. Now enjoy your creation!


Pence over flies

Pence over flies


Disclaimer:

This project is only for individual purposes, not commercial use. The author does not responsible if you hurt or something during this project. This creation is only showing creativity, no more or less.


For download this, click:
where to download (choose cults of charleshuangfei)

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LED Sheep "Baa" Light

I always fascinate with LED lighting and fond of sheep. After thinking and thinking, why not combining my favorites into one project? Therefore, I design this project with lots of passion. 
It is very easy project to make, especially for the beginner who wants to make a homemade LED desk light. 

Moreover, I have a best friend that I admire most. She inspires me with my project. So I dedicate this project to her. Her name is Brittliv. She is also one of the incredible authors in Instructables. I hope she like this project.



Disclaimer: 
This LED Sheep "Baa" Light is only for a fun project. Be careful when installing and cutting the LED strip. Follow the instructions in the LED strip that you bought. Every LED strip is different from each other. The author is not responsible if you have encounter injury from this project. Proceed with caution. This project is not suitable for children.

Materials:

Fusion 360
3D Printer and Slicer software
PLA Filament (Dark wood and yellow)
2D printer to print the sheep's head
Paper
Hot glue
Sandpaper # 
Alcohol Prep Pad
30 cm (or about 12 inches) LED Strip Light
1 Control Box and adapter
Black Sharpie marker


Preparation

To make sheep's head, I searched on google. I use this link. Just be patient if you cannot load it. It takes a longer time to load. If it cannot load, you can take mine. Save it to .jpg file. 

Print and color it black by using a black Sharpie marker. Make sure all the sheep's head is black and keep the background as white as possible, otherwise, when you import to Fusion 360, it will turn imperfectly. 

Take a picture and transfer it to your computer. Convert it into .svg file. Click here for the website. 

sheep head

Frame-1

Import the sheep's head SVG file that you already converted in the previous step to Fusion 360. Click ok. 

You will be in the area of the sketch. If you are already satisfied with your importing sketch, finish the sketch.

sketch sheep head       sketch sheep head


Frame-2

Extrude the sheep's head with the distance as you desire. Shell the sheep's head by entering the inside thickness value. 

extrude sheep frame    extrude sheep frame

extrude sheep frame

Hole for the cables

Because I will use LED strips for the project, I make the hole for the cable's path. For doing this, use sketch by drawing a rectangle with a 2-point rectangle. 

Measure it wisely. Just remember, the hole should fit precisely for the LED strip cable. Extrude the rectangle by using operation cut
Extrude the frame    Extrude the frame 

Details-1

I add some details for my sheep lighting. I made a word of sheep's sound "Baa". For making this, just use the fit point spline in the sketch. It is up to you to make the form of the letter. 

For alternatives, if you do not want to use the freeform style of the letters, you also can use text in the sketch tab and type the words.
sketch the word baa      sketch the word baa

Details-2

Extrude the words and shell it, so the top of each letter in the word "Baa" will be faceless. Arrange the letters as you like.
Extrude the word baa

Extrude the word baa

finish design of sheep


Rendering

Render your design with the materials as you desire. Take a screenshot. It will be your guide for assembling the printing later.
rendering the design

Printing

Save all the design to .stl file. Make sure the word "Baa" is exported to .stl file one by one. For sheep's frame, I use option: 20% infill, no raft, with support, and 0.2 mm of layer height. 

For the word, I use option: 20% infill, no raft, without support, and 0.2 mm of layer height. Total printing is about 6 hours and 15 minutes and spent about 26.38 meters long of PLA filament. 

I used dark wood PLA filament for printing the frame and yellow PLA filament for the words. You can use whatever color you want.
printing    printing

printing result    printing result


Polishing the Printing

Remove the support of the sheep frame. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture when removing support. We should be patient when smoothing 3D models. 

Sand them in a circular motion by using sandpaper from no. 240, 300, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000 respectively until you get the smooth surfaces. 

After sanding, apply lip balm to the sheep, so it will make the scratch disappear and shinnying the printing.
sanding    apply lip balm

wipe the frame

Mistake in printing

I made a little mistake in my printing, which is the hole that I made before, is too small to insert the connector of the LED strip. 

Actually, I want to stick the LED strip first in my frame, then insert the connector to the hole. Because the hole is too small to do it, I alternate my step in installing the LED strip. 

Therefore, I measure how long the LED strips that I want to use roughly. I cut the LED strip and start to install.

Mistake in printing

Install the LED Strips

After solving the mistakes previously, it is time to install the LED strip.

Use an alcohol prep pad to clean the surface of the sheep frame and make sure there are no dusts, so the LED strip will stick perfectly to the frame. 

Let the alcohol dry for about 1 minute. Insert the LED strip parts to the hole. Peel off the LED strips tape slowly and press it to the sheep light, so it will stick tightly. Do it until all the LED strip stick to the frame.

Prepare LED Strip     rubbing with alcohol

Stick the LED strip to frame     Stick the LED strip to frame

Stick the LED strip to frame    Stick the LED strip to frame

Stick the LED strip to frame     Stick the LED strip to frame

Assembling

Before connecting to the electricity outlet, glue the word "Baa" to the sheep frame by using hot glue. You can use super glue for this. 

It is entirely up to you. Arrange them like in your previous design in Fusion 360. The overall size is about 16 x 16 x 3 cm.
glue the word "Baa"     glue the word "Baa"

Connecting

After finishing install the LED strip, connect it with adapter and plug it to the electricity outlet. You can choose and press the button of your favorite color. You are finish! 
install the LED strip     install the LED strip

LED Sheep "Baa" Light

Testing

It depends on your LED strip that you bought. Mine has remote to control the LED strip. Just play around with the lighting option that is provided in the LED strip.

Enjoy your Sheep lighting. I hope you like my instructables and see you in other creations.




I have a pair of speaker that I made 2 ½ years ago. But the speaker's boxes are unorganized and used a lot of space. Therefore, I would like to makeover my audio speaker by making the box or case in 3D Printing. The speaker is good for only computer monitor's audio. No more procrastinating, let's makeover it.

You can find my design in Cults3d.

Audio Speaker



Audio Speaker

Supplies:

Autodesk Fusion 360
Dremel Digilab 3D40 Printer and 3D Slicer
PLA Filaments (Wood and Black)
Sandpaper (#240, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000)
Lip Balm
70% Alcohol
Paper towel
Electrical tape
Soldering gun
Solder wire
Desoldering pump
Socket hex wrench
3.46 mm Lag Screw- 8 pieces
Makita Drill
Hot glue
Philips screwdriver
Plier

Step 1: Base – Part 1

First, make the base for the audio speaker box. To do this, create a decagon shape in the sketch area. 
Click create and select an inscribed polygon. Enter 10 for the sides. Also, input the radius for the decagon. Finish the sketch.

Create Decagon Shape

Create Decagon Shape

Step 2: Base – Part 2

Extrude the base by inputting the distance that you desire and then, click ok. Duplicate and move it, so the second decagon will be on the top of the first one. 

Scale it. Input the scale factor. I used 0.9 for the scale factor, which meant that it would scale the object 0.9 times from the original dimension. Because the height of the second decagon is too thick, cut it by using extrusion. Change the operation to cut. Input the distance of your cut. Click OK.

Extrude Base

Move Base

Scale Base

Extrude to Cut

Finished Base



Step 3: Base – Part 3

Make some details for the base. Create poles in the base in the cylinder's form. For creating a cylinder, make a circle in the sketch by clicking the center diameter circle. Input the diameter value. Finish the sketch. Extrude it. Make another cylinder in the same way as the previous one. Extrude it until it is on the top of the first cylinder.

Sketch the PoleExtrude the Pole
Extrude the Pole


Step 4: Base – Part 4

Next, we make some hexagon shapes. To create a hexagon, the step is similar to the previous step. Click create and choose inscribe polygon. Input 6 for the number of sides. Move the hexagon to the vertex. Extrude it. Copy and move it for all vertices, so you will have ten hexagonal prisms in total. Combine all bodies of the base and duplicate it, so you have 2 bases now.
draw Hexagon Sketch

Create Hexagon Sketch

Extrude Hexagon

Combine all bodies of the base and duplicate it


Step 5: Speaker Box – Part 1

For the speaker box, I made a hexagonal prism shape. Therefore, first, make the hexagon shape in the sketch. Then, make 2 circles as shown in the pictures by selecting the center diameter circle and input the diameter of the circle. Make sure the size of the hexagon is bigger than the base.
make the hexagon shape in the sketch

finished the hexagon shape in the sketch


Step 6: Speaker Box – Part 2

After finishing the sketch, extrude the box as shown in the picture. Create another hexagonal prism for the back cover of the speaker box and make a small hole on the corner for cables.
Extrude the Box

Extrude the Box

make a small hole on the corner for cables

Extrude the Box

Extrude the Box

Extrude the Box

Extrude the Box

Extrude the Box

Sketch the Box

Hole for cable

Finish the Speaker Box


Step 7: Printing

You are finishing your speaker box design in Fusion 360. Now it is time to print them one by one. Export to STL file and print it. For printing the speaker box, I used the support, 20% infill, and 0.34 mm for the layer height. For printing other parts, I used 20% infill, 0.34 mm for the layer height, and no support. Total printing time and length are 7 hours and 15 minutes and 75 m long, respectively.

Printing Parts

Printing Parts


Step 8: Polishing After Printing – 1

After printing, remove all the support. Sand them with sandpaper from #240, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000 with a circular motion. Cover the speaker with painter's tape, and start painting with a paintbrush using gold color to paint the speaker's edges. Do the same with the other speaker.

Remove Support

Remove Support

Sanding

Small Speaker

Cover the Speaker with Painter's Tape

Paint the Speaker


Step 9: Polishing After Printing – 2

Make some holes for bolting the speaker to the box casing. I use a Makita drill to make the holes. Drill 8 holes in the box, but not too deep because I will use 3.46 mm Lag Screw.

Drill Holes


Step 10: Polishing After Printing – 3

After sanding, wipe the excess dust and dirt from sanding using towel paper and 70% Alcohol. In order to make the printing shiny, apply lip balm on it, and wipe with a paper towel.

apply lip balm

Step 11: Preparing and Tidying the Old Speaker

I used my old speaker for this project. Because my old speakers were not organized (see picture#1), I would like to makeover my speaker to make it better. Remove all the soldering and unorganized and unwanted cables. Open the bolts of the old speaker case and remove it because I do not want to use the old ones, and I want to substitute the one that I made in 3D printing.

Preparing the Audio Wires

Tidying the Speaker

Tidying the Speaker

Cut the Cable

Cut the Cable

Cut the Cable

Cable


Step 12: Installation-1

After tidying and removing unwanted parts and cables in the old speaker, it is time to start installing the speaker to the new box casing. Click my 
blog
 for reference on how to install the speaker. My old speakers are storing, so to get rid of this problem, I desoldered all the electronic components and clean all the PCB circuits by using 70% alcohol. Dry it before you solder the electronic components on it.

Remove Old Solder

Fix the Solder

Fix the Solder


Step 13: Installation-2

Install first the speaker to the box by soldering the cable to the speaker. Glue with hot glue the excess cable to the box, so the cables are not tangled. Bolt the speaker to the box with lag screws one by one.

Bolt the Speaker with Lag Screw

Soldering the Cable to the Speaker

Glue the Speaker's Cable to the Box

Entangle the Cable

Solder the Cable

Solder the Cable


Step 14: Finished With the Installation

We have already finished our speaker installation. The result will be shown in the pictures. All cables now are tidy and organized. For I will only use one box for 2 speakers, I shorten most of the cables.

Finish the Speaker

Tidy Up the Speaker to the Box


Step 15: Assembles-1

Start closing the box with the cover that we printed previously. Glue with hot glue to the box's body. Secure the holes of the cables by gluing with hot glue.

Glue with hot glue to the box's body.

Glue with hot glue to the box's body.

Secure the Cable


Step 16: Assembles-2

Attach the base stand to the box by gluing with hot glue.

Glue the Base to Stand

Glue the Base to Stand

Glue the Base to Stand

Finish Speaker Box

Finish Speaker Box


Step 17: Mistake and Solution

In this project, I made a mistake that makes one of my speakers scratch. To solve this problem, I used black spray paint and paint it by using a paintbrush. Luckily, the scratch does not appear anymore.



Paint the Speaker

Final Result of Speaker



Step 18: Final Result

Here is the final result for my makeover audio speaker. Thank you for reading my Instructables. I hope you enjoy it.

Final Result of Speaker

Final Result of Speaker


Note:
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