So as Halloween nears, you crazy kids are trying to think up some fun ideas for party favors and food, right? Instructables user, wei wei, shares her design and instructions for ‘Dangerous Popsicles‘—which she made in a variety of shapes, including spiky cacti and a whole family of different ideas for molds you may or may not dare to try!
Using an Instructable that is beginner-friendly, San Francisco-based wei wei shares her process, which is a combination of basic 3D design, 3D printing, and both one-part and two-part mold making techniques, with silicone casting.
Wei wei points out that even if you don’t own a 3D printer yourself, you can easily have your model printed at a third-party 3D printing company like Shapeways or Materialise, where you can upload your design and have the mold prototype printed out for you to take to the next step. Wei Wei outsourced her design to an a Stratasys Objet 3d printer. First though, you need your design. Wei wei designed her’s in Rhino, but there are plenty of free 3D modeling tools out there that are available, which offer a lot of opportunity to explore and practice design. … (Read more)