I had no time for it, but kept the project on my To Do list, just in case an opportunity would show up.
Life being life, the perfect moment came when our friend and collegue Matthieu announced that he was going to be a father.
I already had experience with this kind of object with the project "Fall" . I used this knowledge to make a first experiment about balance during a workshop with Patricia Urquiola at Domaine de Boisbuchet, but the result was too big. The mobile had to fit in a Parisian appartment and be safe for a child. When baby Joseph was born, on december 7th 2013, I had to no choice than to finish what I had started. I designed a completely different mobile using the GREAT Autodesk app 123D design. Using the experience I got from my previous experiments, making it work was very easy.
I'm very proud of the result.
Matthieu and his son also love the bird mobile very much.
Here is the making of and how to make your own :
Step 1: The dowels
Cut the big one at 75 cm and the small one at 50cm. It will be the structure of your mobile.
Then smooth the edges if necessary.
Step 2: Print the 3D parts
- The Cloud (we used infill : 0 ; White PLA)
- 2 flying birds (infill : 0 ; White PLA + Raft)
- 6 standing birds (infill : 0 ; White PLA + Raft)
- 4 big clips (no raft needed)
- 3 small clips (no raft needed)
In blue : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:269088
Or 123D : http://www.123dapp.com/MyCorner/SamuelBernier994-21156994/projects