2011


I must admit I have become quite enamoured of Shapeways by now. In fact, you may notice that there are only 15 2d designs this year, which is just a little more than one a month.

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December 2011


Z Scale Adobe Mission
Shapeways
Z scale model of an old adobe mission based on one from Old Tucson as it was back in the 70's. Use it for your old west model train sets.
Z Scale Prickly Pear
Collection 01

Shapeways
Three prickly pear cacti for z scale model train sets. Each has a different number and arrangement of pads. Cut them off of the sprue and stick them into the ground.
Z Scale Stagecoach
Shapeways
Old west stagecoach for Z Scale model train sets.
Z Scale Saguaro
Collection 01

Shapeways
Six saguaro cacti for z scale model train sets. Two with one arm, three with two arms, and one with four arms and each are of different sizes and with different arrangements of arms. Cut them off the sprue and put the peg into the ground.
Nautilus Pendant
Shapeways: Large, Small
Pendant shaped like half of a nautilus shell. Available in two sizes.
Ho Ho Ho
Cafepress
Zazzle: Shirt. Poster
You know if Santa ran for office you'd vote for him. Start showing your support now, just in case. This parody of Obama's Hope poster is perfect for those of you who'd rather keep real politicians out of your politics.
Reap
Cafepress
Zazzle: Shirt. Poster
The Grim Reaper poses dramatically above his campaign slogan. This parody of Obama's Hope poster is perfect for those of you who'd rather keep real politicians out of your politics. Same model I used for Death On A Bike.
Fhtagn
Cafepress
Zazzle: Shirt. Poster
Used my Cthulhu in a suit model for this one. Which in turn was based on an older poster. This parody of Obama's Hope poster is perfect for those of you who'd rather keep real politicians out of your politics.

October 2011


Stamp Tie
Zazzle: Single, Repeat
My father wanted a tie with a stamp on it but we couldn't use a real stamp. So this is one of his photographs made up to look like a stamp. Certainly looks like a real one, right? Comes in two versions. One with a single stamp image and a second that's covered in repeating copies that image.

September 2011


Octobeads
Shapeways: 15, 20
Little octopi (octopodes? Whatever) that snap together in a chain of beads. Buy them in multiple materials combine them into a necklace. Comes in groups of 15 large beads and 20 small beads.

August 2011


Gearrings
Shapeways
A pair of earrings made from gears nested inside of each other and rotated slightly.
Trilobite Necklace
Shapeways
Trilobite fossil based on my earlier model but designed to hang on a necklace.
Maze Earings
Shapeways
A pair of earrings designed as a circular maze. Can you find your way from the outer loop to the inner chamber?
Squid Heart
Shapeways
Necklace with a squid forming a heart with his tentacles.
Death On A Bike Speakers
Zazzle
Death riding on a motorcycle. Made the motorcycle to sell online and I already had a Grim Reaper model . . . so I figured "What the heck?" Same one I used on a poster earlier.
Glass Fractal Speakers
Zazzle
Strange Attractor design on a black background. It reminded me of a three dimensional fractal made of spun glass. Older design on a new product.
Twins Speakers
Zazzle
A three dimensional fractal created with Chaoscope on a speaker.
Daffodils Speakers
Zazzle
Speakers covered in daffodils using a photograph my father took.
Mantis Trophy
Shapeways
Head of a praying mantis to mount on your wall. Don't ask me why. It just seemed like a great idea at the time.

July 2011


Snowflake Die
Shapeways
D6 with snowflakes folded up to make each of the corners.
Wire Sphere
Shapeways
Desk toy made of wire loops.
Trilobite Fossil
Shapeways
Model of a trilobite fossil.

June 2011


Tropical Pair 'O Dice
Cafepress
Zazzle
Spreadshirt: Regular, Vector
Printfection
A pair of dice in a tropical setting. It's the same joke I made before but now it's on a shirt!
Radioactive Pendant
Shapeways: Pendant, Earrings
Pendant made from a radioactive warning sign. Also available as earrings.
Brick Die
Shapeways
Six sided die made from bricks. Missing bricks count the numbers on each side.
Japanese Numbers Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with Japanese numbers.
Fractal Dice
Shapeways
Dice set inspired by Sierpinski's fractals. Includes the D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, and D20.
Origami Crane Bead Earrings
Shapeways
A pair of my origami cranes with a hole down the center so you can string them up like beads to make earrings.

May 2011


Origami Crane Earrings
Shapeways
Took my Origami Crane model, shrunk it down, folded the wings up a bit, and placed it on a loop to create a pair of earrings.
Six-Sided Die Mug
Shapeways
Small mug in the shape of a D6. Available in the new Glazed Ceramic material so it's food safe!
Abrams Tank
Shapeways
Abrams tank I modeled as an example for my Intro to Maya class. The turret turns freely 360 degrees.
Theobromine Necklace
Shapeways: Necklace, Small,
Earrings
One of my favorite molecules, Theobromine (From Theobroma - food of the gods) is one of the best known components of chocolate. Available in two necklace sizes as well as a pair of earrings.
Chess Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with outlines of chess pieces imprinted on the sides.
Static Gear Dice Bundle
(Resized)

Shapeways
Four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty sided dice with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move. The sizes have been adjusted so that they match each other better than for the individually sold dice. The larger dice have been reduced and the six sided has been increased. These are no longer available in metal due to concerns over wall thickness.
Static Gear Dice Bundle
Shapeways
Four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty sided dice with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.
Static Gear Die (D20)
Shapeways
Twenty sided die with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.
Static Gear Die (D8)
Shapeways
Eight sided die with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.
Static Gear Die (D12)
Shapeways
Twelve sided die with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.

April 2011


Stress Symbol Stickers
Zazzle: Yellow On Black
Black On Yellow
Stress is a fact of life. We all have to deal with it. Some of us have more than we can handle. Here's a sign so people know you've got all you can take and maybe they should give you a break.
Static Gear D10
Shapeways
Ten sided die with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.
Static Gear D4
Shapeways
Four sided die with gears surrounding each number. The gears do not move.
D6 Earrings
Shapeways
Pair of earrings made from a couple hollow, six sided dice.
D20 Necklace
Shapeways
Know someone who's a 20? Keep a little (1.5 cm by 1 cm) photo of them inside this 20 sided die necklace. Comes in two parts. Pass your chord through the hole in the top half, through the loop inside the bottom half, and back out through the hole again. The loop is attached to a platform where you can glue picture.
Round Die
Shapeways Regular, Fixed
Round six sided die. I honestly don't see any way to use this as a real die, since it doesn't have any flat faces to land on, but it looks interesting. That's why I've also got a fixed version, with a ball inside to help it land on the numbers.
Celtic Die
Shapeways
Six sided die covered in Celtic knots and symbols. Count the loops for the number on each side.
Circle Die
Shapeways
Six sided die made of circular faces. The numbers are represented by how many pieces the indented circles on the faces are broken up into.
Tilted Frame Die
Shapeways
Six sided die. Or, at least, it would be if the frames that make up each side hadn't been twisted by 15 degrees
Ball Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with the numbers set in a spherical cage.
Static Gear D6
Shapeways
Another die made with a gear for each face and the number inside that gear. In this one the gears are attached to each other by intersecting teeth and they cannot move, but it still looks cool if you ask me.
Gear Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with each side made from a gear with a number sitting in the middle. Each gear is attached to an axis inside the die. Recently added diagonal sticks to discourage it from landing on a corner.
Spiral Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with inset, spiraling squares for the dots.
Broken Die
Shapeways
Six sided die with the sides broken loose and bent away from the original cube shape.
Interlocked Die
Shapeways Regular, Small
Six sided die where each side is a separate piece that interlocks with adjacent sides. Available in two sizes.

March 2011


Cthulhu Fhtagn Pendant
Shapeways
Pendant with "Cthulhu fhtagn" printed on the front and gripped from behind by a tentacled creature. "Cthulhu fhtagn", in case you weren't aware, means "Cthulhu dreams" or "Cthulhu waits" and is a shortened version of a phrase spoken by members of the ancient alien god's cult.
Elder Sign Earrings
Shapeways: Pair, Single
Elder Sign earrings based on Lovecraft's original design. Just like the ones in the Elder Sign Ornament. Available as a pair or as just one.
Winged Cthulhu Necklace
Shapeways
Cthulhu's head with a pair of tattered wings behind while the tentacles loop below it.
Derleth Elder Sign Earrings
Shapeways: Pair, Single
Derleth's warped pentagram version of Lovecraft's Elder Sign. Available as a pair or as just one.
Iris Drawing
Cafepress
Zazzle
Drawing of an iris on an oval charm for a necklace and playing cards.
Daffodils
Zazzle: Tie, Mug
A tie and a mug covered with daffodils using a photograph my father took.
Tripple Helix
Shapeways: Small, Medium, Large
I enjoyed the results of my DNA model so much that I had to see what a triple helix would be like. The exterior base pieces fade from red at the bottom to yellow at the top. The rainbow is completed as the interior cross bars fade from green at the top to purple at the bottom. Available in three sizes.
Infinity
Shapeways: Large, Small
Infinity symbol. Use it in your own custom jewelry. Available in two sizes. Yes. Infinity is available in two sizes. Have I blown your mind yet?
Flower Loops
Shapeways: Pair, Single, Pendant
A small flower made of interlaced wire loops. For use in your own custom jewelry. Available in sizes for earrings (or just a single) and pendants.

February 2011


Cthulhu Yin-Yang
Cafepress
Zazzle: Shirt, Mug, Necklace
Spreadshirt: Regular, Vector
Printfection
A pair of Cthulhu heads attempting to recreate the Yin-Yang symbol. I think they're having a little trouble keeping their tentacles where they belong, though.
Heart Cthulhu
Cafepress
Zazzle: Light, Dark, Mug
Spreadshirt: Light, Dark
Printfection
"I *heart* Cthulhu" with a tentacled heart.
Beetle
Shapeways
I made a VW Beetle as an example for my students then decided to make a toy out of it. The wheels stuck in my print, but I put it in the freezer for a while and gave them a good wiggle or two they came free and now roll beautifully.
Magnolia Pendant
Shapeways
Magnolia flower on a teardrop shaped pendant for use in your own jewelry. Another froom the Flower Pendants series.

January 2011


Frog Pendant
Shapeways
Red eyed tree frog on an oval pendant for use in your own jewelry.
Hummingbird Pendant
Shapeways
Hummingbird on a triangular pendant for use in your own jewelry.


Flower Pendants
Shapeways: Rose, Iris, Lilly,
Daffodil, Pansy, Violet,
Nightshade, Dandelion, Dogwood
A variety of flowers made into pendants in a variety of shapes available on Shapeways. I was really churning these things out this month.
Heartbox Lockets
Shapeways: Blank, Spider, Rose,
Bee, Celtic Knot
Based on the locket from The Illusionist, this turns into a heart if you twist the bottom half all the way around and allows you to swing the top open to reveal a small cavity inside. Some assembly required. Comes blank, decorated with spiders, roses, bees, or Celtic knots.
Drudgeon
Cafepress
Zazzle
Printfection
Yes. If there were such a thing as a drudgeon, that is what we would be to them. For all the unappreciated IT people out there. The back is stained from people resting coffee mugs while you work.