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mailman

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #225 on: September 25, 2017, 10:17:39 PM »

Kirk, I'm glad to hear your first printed top was successful!  May we see pictures?
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #226 on: September 25, 2017, 10:47:41 PM »

Questions for Jose:
I know that you use 100% infill. How many shells do you set? (2 is the default)
Does that help with durability and/or balance?
Are you making a thicker wall section at the (frangible) crown?
Thanks for sharing so generously. My first 3" top is not perfect but can be counted as a playable and fun success.
Congrats on your top.
I use a 2mm shell for strength and add mass around the widest part for stability.
Please post a picture.
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cecil

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #227 on: September 27, 2017, 02:38:33 PM »

I can be in Modesto, with a lot of tops on the weekend of the Chico contest.
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #228 on: October 15, 2017, 02:01:58 PM »

A teaser for a new project ;)

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Jack

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #229 on: October 17, 2017, 01:53:40 AM »

A teaser for a new project ;)

how
did
you
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that!??!?!?!?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 09:28:07 AM by ta0 »
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #230 on: October 18, 2017, 10:02:32 PM »

A teaser for a new project ;)

how
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that!??!?!?!?

I am using a sensor to monitor the movement and change the color accordingly. I will have more information once I get it further along. I think it's exciting.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #231 on: October 19, 2017, 02:47:07 AM »

I am using a sensor to monitor the movement and change the color accordingly. I will have more information once I get it further along. I think it's exciting.

I find the alternative theory -- that you're a sorcerer -- just as plausible. The way you make throwing tops look so easy is evidence enough. These lighted tops only add to the suspicion.

I've been fooling around with light-emitting LEGO finger tops for play in the dark for over a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. (In my case, the light comes from fluorescent parts that glow under blacklight.) I love the visual effects -- especially the virtual surfaces and colors created via the persistence of vision -- and enjoy designing tops specifically to make spinning 3D light shows. The clip below shows an example of what can be done when virtual surfaces and color mixing combine. (You'll get the point from 2:37 to 4:57.)



Strikes me that someone with your talent might develop tricks to take advantage of such effects.

Addendum: You could also turn on multiple colors at once inside the top to get some internal color mixing -- e.g., red + blue + green goes to white, or red + green goes to yellow when you spin the top. Since light-mixing rather than paint-mixing rules apply, many in your audience won't be expecting the color changes they'll see.


« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 12:03:40 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #232 on: October 20, 2017, 08:58:13 PM »

I got a green 3d printed one at u.s. national yoyo contest and love it. Play with it all the time  ;D
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #233 on: October 20, 2017, 11:52:54 PM »

Could this be my old friend who attended some top fests in Miamisburg with his family from Kentucky?  This is the old white haired man with the microphone!!!
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #234 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:22 AM »

Could this be my old friend who attended some top fests in Miamisburg with his family from Kentucky?  This is the old white haired man with the microphone!!!
I made the same mistake when people mentioned a player named Beau at nats. This in not Beau C., aka runBMC, but Beau B.

Welcome to the board, Beau!
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Jack

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #235 on: October 22, 2017, 01:45:54 AM »

I got a green 3d printed one at u.s. national yoyo contest and love it. Play with it all the time  ;D

welcome home sir @-@
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #236 on: October 22, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »

Jeremy,
Lighted tops are fun. Your florescent Lego tops are really cool to watch.

I got a green 3d printed one at u.s. national yoyo contest and love it. Play with it all the time  ;D

Beau,
Glad you like the top. It was great hanging out with you in Chico. You should compete next time.
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paxl13

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #237 on: October 30, 2017, 08:29:15 AM »

Hey guys, I was wondering if you were willing to share the 3d model of the tops you printed that works well ? My father did print one that was on thingiverse but it's awful.. it's way too much top heavy. I have to play more but except throwing it with the string wrapped to the top it's impossible to boomerang or anyting !





Anyway thanks in advance
paxl

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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #238 on: October 31, 2017, 03:27:12 PM »

Hello Paxle13,
What printer are you using?
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #239 on: October 31, 2017, 07:51:16 PM »

Cool top toy on Thingiverse.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2579345

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