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Hairy Sawdust

Our (imperfect) dust collection system creates static electricity,
which does funny things with sawdust.
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wordslinger
Feb. 17th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
That's actually very pretty and downright surreal.
cjthomas
Feb. 17th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
If you and tugrik are bored some time, mix iron filings with vegetable oil and move magnets around the outside of the container };>. Many nifty things can be done with both electrically and magnetically responsive liquids. SciAm had an article about using photocopier toner to make electrically responsive liquids a while back, if memory serves. Last I heard someone used magnetically responsive liquids to make a signboard with a surface that literally crawled around, which was very cool-looking.

-Deuce
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  • 17 Oct 2011, 19:18
    Clever! ^_^
  • 7 Oct 2011, 08:38
    Was each link made from two pieces, or was there fill material inside that you removed? I'm having trouble seeing how to print these in a makerbot-compatible way (though I could just be overlooking…
  • 5 Oct 2011, 22:40
    Nah. It'd just take a dissolvable support material and higher resolution. There are commercial 3d printers out there that can print ball bearing assemblies in one pass, fully assembled.
  • 5 Oct 2011, 18:46
    Nice! ^_^ I was going to be flabbergasted if you were actually able to print it as a unit, but I guess that would take antigravity.
  • 5 Oct 2011, 18:19
    I printed each piece individually and assembled them after some cleanup. I did print four segments at a time, though, unattached, in a 2x2 grid.
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