What time is it? It’s MakerBot time! I really like my realfakewatch, but I’ve misplaced it and missed having it on my wrist.
To MakerBot it, I went through a pretty straightforward process.
I modeled it in Sketchup, a 3D modeling software owned by Google. I used the free version and then fired up the trial pro account and exported it as an OBJ file.
I imported it into Blender, an open source 3D modelling software and scaled it to the right size and rotated it so the bottom was on the bottom. Then I exported an STL file.
I imported the STL into Skeinforge, an open source program for slicing and dicing 3D models. It sliced it up and outputted a GCODE file. I brought it into ReplicatorG which took the GCODE file and told the MakerBot what to do with it! It heated up the extruder nozzle to 200 degrees Celcius and then built up the watch, layer by layer!
Once it was done, I spraypainted the ABS plastic with silver spraypaint. It looks good. I cut straps off my backpack and sewed them into a watchband and now I’ve got a great conversation piece.
If you want to make your own, you can download the original files on the digital design sharing website that Zach and I created called Thingiverse!
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