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3D companion cube. Its time to fire up Inventor and make my own companion cube.

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Portal (Valve Software - Orange Box) Go out and buy it! Then you will understand why you might want a companion cube. So after several hours of game play gone, Its time to fire up Inventor and make my own companion cube.

Kdjames@berkscareer.com
 
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Step 1: Inventor

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Created in Inventor 2008, now that I have the solid model it's time to create sides to print out.

Step 2: 3x2cube-proto-01

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O.k. enough rendering it's time to print!
I sliced the cube to six sides and layed the sides out on a 3 X 2 grid. Total RP printing time 7.2 hrs

Step 3: Cheap Led light

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Take one cheap LED $2.50 flash light and dremel cut everything but lights off add 3 ohm resistor to a cut off USB cord add a little hot glue and bobs your uncle you have a USB light! ( I know crappy photo)

Step 4: Let there be light

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Hot glue the sides together and... Let there be

Light! Now when ever my computer is on I will be comforted by the glow of my little companion cube
postlife3 years ago
potato...potAHto....it's great.
A1v1n13 years ago
Should paint it a bit :D
congratulations youve created your own wieghted companion cube. unfortunantly it cannot be saved and must be emancipated
red-king5 years ago
I want one! wish i had a 3D plotter...
 you should... plotters are fun (my hs has 1)
it's called a 3d printer ;-)
OnyxxStone5 years ago
From 3-D To Real Life Simply Amazing, Cudos My Friend
b_animal5 years ago
if its making the parts its called a cnc machine
Bctcteacher (author)  b_animal5 years ago
A CNC machine is a subtractive process of taking away material, A 3d printer adds material. Yes they are both controled by a comupter, but a RP machine does not need G code or tool changes
its called a plotter youre right