Bar Hairclip - Stars and Plain
by Bioluminescence, published
After 16 iterations, and inspired by a Bruce Sterling story (Kiosk), I've designed and printed a working hair clip.
Length: 8.4cm Height: 2.2cm Depth: 1.2cm Weight: 7g
Printed in ABS, and utterly dependent on its mechanical properties, it features a working ABS hinge, three kinds of springs, and a snap fastener.
This version is plain - the Sketchup file is included for those who want to go on and adorn their hair clips. Failing that, you can use the gently curved outer surface as a base for gluing on your own additions.
<big>Versions:</big> hairclip-mk15 = This version has four embossed stars on the outer bar (as seen in blue in the photograph). hairclip-mk16-final = The flat backed version, easier to modify on your own.
(Personal blog post regarding the Bruce Sterling story and other influences, here - http://myriadwhimsies.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/jovanicas-hair-toys-3d-printed-hair-clips/)
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Print in your favorite PLA/ABS colo(u)r.
The print takes approx 40 minutes on my Thingomatic, and requires a little bit of clean up with a sharp knife for stray whispy filaments.
Raftless seems to work better with this layout - the raft just takes longer to remove, adds more whispy filament ABS hairs to remove, and makes the print time longer. No advantage.
<small>(The striped hairclip (blue and red) was achieved by feeding in different colo(u)red filaments during the printing process.)</small>