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Geordi Laforge Visor

by DrewSmith007, published

Geordi Laforge Visor by DrewSmith007 Jun 24, 2012

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Description

This is a replica of the visor worn by Levar Burton as Geordi Laforge on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

There were several versions, and these aren't perfect to any of them. But they're close...

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If this isn't close to the real visor, it is a good La Forgery.

Nice. My friend did it and painted his the appropriate color. He actually even got it signed by Burton!

I'm 99% I drew them in inch scale, and I think it's roughly 6" x 6"
Whoever is printing them for you should be able to tell the footprint with the correct units.
I don't work in mm, but if for some weird reason they are in mm, they should be able to figure it out.

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Instructions

I had more detailed instructions here, but when I uploaded another file they were erased. So, sorry if these aren't detailed, but I don't feel like typing them again. Feel free to ask me any questions.

1. Print out both parts
2. While they're printing, cut 50, 7/8" pieces of 1/8" diameter brass rod or tube. It's available at hobby lobby in the model train area. You'll probably need 2 packages of 3, 12" pieces.
3.Sand and fill the 2 printed pieces to your liking.
4.Glue the rods in the holes of 1 side only. You might have to redrill the holes, I did.
5.Glue the rods into the other side.
6.Glue, or use filler to close the gap (if any) between the two pieces.
7.Sand and fill all cracks, then sand some more until you're happy with the finish.
8.Mask the brass rods with tape. I used blue painters tape, it worked well.
9.Paint, then I recommend a clear coat as well.
10. (Optional) Find an event where Levar Burton is appearing, and have him sign them!

Enjoy!

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KrisMessyhair on Jun 3, 2014 said:

If this isn't close to the real visor, it is a good La Forgery.

Zombater on Apr 15, 2014 said:

Nice. My friend did it and painted his the appropriate color. He actually even got it signed by Burton!

myke on Jun 3, 2013 said:

Trying to get these printed. I was asked the following from a 3D printing group:
What units were used to create the files?
What is the footprint of the files?
Did I have a printer in mind?

Any help?

DrewSmith007 on Jun 4, 2013 said:

I'm 99% I drew them in inch scale, and I think it's roughly 6" x 6"
Whoever is printing them for you should be able to tell the footprint with the correct units.
I don't work in mm, but if for some weird reason they are in mm, they should be able to figure it out.

KingMidas on May 18, 2013 said:

This is cool! I'm gonna be making this. Thanks for sharing...

ohChris on Oct 29, 2012 said:

Thank you so much for sharing this. The VISOR was a big hit in Montreal this Halloween weekend.

ohChris on Oct 19, 2012 said:

Disregard earlier comment. Easier than I thought.

ohChris on Oct 13, 2012 said:

"print out both parts"

In 3D? I'm very impressed and would love to make one of these using your methods for Halloween but I'm afraid I'm not sure where to start when it comes to 3D printing. Help?

jjackowski on Jul 17, 2012 said:

Cool.

Step 11: Get Levar Burton to wear it, and take a picture.

Austin on Jul 9, 2012 said:

Thank you for the design!

I branched after step 1 though, and just used filament rods dipped in ABS cement. It's definitely less opaque, but far more usable! :-P

I'm amazed that the visor happens to fit my head almost perfectly, but sadly is too narrow for every friend I've handed it to. Hmmm, time to dive into making a p
arametric visor?

AFDesign on Jul 20, 2012 said:

is it wood or some type of foam for the visor? what did you use to make your visor?

idolcrasher on Jun 26, 2012 said:

That is really awesome! So cool you got Levar to sign them!!!

custom3dstuff on Jun 26, 2012 said:

yay

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