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Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop

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Last year I experimented with creating casts using 123D Make, thereby turning a 3D model into whatever casted material one might like. I created the hollow casts using Make and, after assembling them as one would with any 123D Make creation, had a series of casting blocks that I filled with hot glue to create a large sculpture. The result was this:



This one used about 135 10" hot glue sticks. In this instructable I'll walk through making a much smaller one that probably uses something closer to 5 or 6 sticks.


I made this project over at TechShop (http://techshop.ws/).
 
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Step 1: Software, tools & materials

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Software:
123D Make (free)
Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW (free trials available)

Materials/tools:
Epilog laser
18"x24" sheets of 3/8" plywood (2x)
Hot glue/hot glue gun
Corn/vegetable oil
Tape
JesusGeek1 year ago
Nice, but the casting hot glue vid had the worlds MOST annoying song!!!
studleylee1 year ago
Very cool!! I like how you handled the oddity of using hot-glue!