Introduction: MANIKIN HEAD


When was the last time you needed a manikin head? Probably yesterday. Here's your fix! We used Autodesk's 123D Make to turn a solid CAD model into cross-sectional lines for the DIWire to bend. For our joinery, we used some 3D printed clips to assemble the sections into a functional volume. Scroll through our instructable and try it for yourself. Bend and assemble a manikin head at home or create your own cross-sectional Bendable and share it with us!

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools

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Step 2: Start With a Solid Model in 123D Make

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Step 3: Slice

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Use "Interlocked Slices" to split your volume into the sections you'd like.

Step 4: Export

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Select "Get Plans" and save them as a DXF.

Step 5: Double Check the Files

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Step 6: Bend the Cross-Sections

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Step 7: Add Clips

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Step 8: Enjoy

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MOFFEEE (author)2015-08-04

Thanks for share

ar11 (author)2015-07-09

good job

wbannister (author)2015-05-10

where'd u get the clips?

pensa (author)wbannister2015-05-11

The clips were 3D printed on a Stratasys Dimension. If you would like to make your own, you can download the necessary files by clicking on the link located in the first paragraph of this instructable.

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