Mine Kafon - land mine detonator by Massoud Hassani
by EricYoung, published
This morning I decided to check in on the current Kickstarter campaigns and featured as the project of the day was a mine detonator design called the Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani. I was moved by Massouds vision for the project and general demeanor, and decided to design a 3D printed small model of the Mine Kafon, so here it is.
The main motivation is just to raise a little awareness of his project, which is to design a device to passively detonate hidden land mines and record their locations, so if you're interested go check out his campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/massoudhassani/mine-kafon?ref=home_spotlight
The model doesn't look exactly like his design and probably only has around half the number of feet (32 total). I think it turned out to be a fun little toy to play with and a pleasure to look at, hope you enjoy it too.
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Print quantity 1 of the Icosahedron parts and 32 of the Feet. Clean out the holes of the Icosahedron with a 1/16th inch drill (or 1.5mm or so). Get 32 toothpicks (the round ones, should be about 2mm diameter) and insert each into a foot with a dab of glue on the end, let dry, then insert the other ends of the toothpicks into the Icosahedron holes also with a dab of glue each. Depending on the fit of the toothpicks in the Icosahedron holes you may need to glue about 12 of the feet in at a time, let dry and then flip the Icosahedron so that the next 12 or so feet can be attached.
There are 2 options for the foot sizes - 30mm and 24mm. The 30mm's look a little better I think and the 24mm's roll better.
Both the 'FootPlate" STL's are for 100mm square build areas.