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subpixel - MakerBot-able

by TeamTeamUSA, published

subpixel - MakerBot-able by TeamTeamUSA Jul 10, 2012

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All three generations of MakerBot operators can play in the streets!

Here are MakerBot-able version of F.A.T.'s subpixel, a public advertisement upgrade toolkit.



This is a dangerous Fluxus-looking thing, and it needs taming. Taming in progress.

Having said that, abandon hope all ye who proceed!

  1. Print the one for the machine you have.

    • subpixel-3-blades-cupcake.stl - creates a 2 x 2 grid
    • subpixel-4-blades-t-o-m.stl - creates a 3 x 3 grid
    • subpixel-6-blades-replicator.stl - creates a 5 x 5 grid
    • subpixel-9-blades-replicator-vertical.stl - creates a 8 x 8 grid (challenging to print!)
  2. Secure each blade against the pin using a rubber band inserted into the side slots.

  3. Upgrade an advertisement with a subpixel grid using horizontal and vertical swipes. Remove one or more squares from the grid to create or advertise the upgrade.


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Neat idea. It dawned on me that you could increase resolution by swiping across your original swipes at their half way marks. I could not see the rubber bands in the picture and was having a hard time trying to figure out how you kept pressure on the blades. Very Cool. :)