These last two weeks or so, we’ve been working on the “weird wall holder” which I have decided to name “The Eye in the Sky” (because The Alan Parson’s Project rules). It started as an experiment in a new way of creating my forms -instead of starting with a fixed polygon, making one of my own using control point curves. It’s mutated, shifted, and changed forms in often subtle (but laborious) ways.
It took a while to get it functional. It was pretty as a…thing but it couldn’t hold controllers or headphones. Two very important things to hold!
This post is covering two iterations; a brief peep at the second-to-last, and a final view of the last, refined, version.
2nd to Last
As you can see, it’s alright looking. It holds its proportions a little oddly, though. It is functional, it’s just kind of missing that oomph that I would like to have something hanging off my wall have. Further, its oblong end doesn’t really hold things into place like I need it to. And it takes for flipping ever to print.
Its Final (de)Form!
Having addressed those two issues, I think this is the way it should be. It got a little…melty on the bed while it printed overnight:
Worse things have happened. And cutting the pointy top off cut the print time by an hour without really hurting its aesthetics and keeping its improved functionality.
A quick comparison between the two:
All in, I don’t think I could be happier with the way it turned out! Looking at everything all together, I feel like we can make them smaller, so maybe a quick break (unless I super love the one that’s printing right now). The print time, regardless of the aesthetic value, kind of keeps it from being something that I can make to replace the dozen or so holders I have for headphones and controllers around the house.
The eye in the sky may be done, but I feel like we’re honing in closer and closer to the best possible holder that has a good meeting place between print time, size, and functionality. Glad to take you along for the ride!
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