Introduction: Mechanical Iris

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I made this a while ago and I didnt post it till now. It opens and closes, and it is made of credit cards, paperclips, and foam core. It has six segments.
I am thinking of making an instructable of it.
What do you think?
Also, which image is better? The first or second?


wacky_tertle (author)2011-09-03


dombeef (author)wacky_tertle2011-09-04

I already made the instructable, it is in the related section on the left.

fatboysoccer (author)2011-03-21

i like the second

ChrysN (author)2011-03-21

Cool, I'd love to see an Instructable on this.

dombeef (author)ChrysN2011-03-21

Just finished the instructable

killerjackalope (author)2011-03-21

I prefer the behind view of it...

Please do make an instructable about this - I've been wanting to make a mechanical iris for ages but haven't got round to it...

dombeef (author)killerjackalope2011-03-21

I am doing it right now
If you do it make sure to post a comment with a picture!

killerjackalope (author)dombeef2011-03-21

Will do, I just love the look of irises...

dombeef (author)killerjackalope2011-03-21

Yes, I was quite adicted to them at the time, I was thinking of buying one but I thought that it would be a fun challenge to make one instead, also they cost alot too

killerjackalope (author)dombeef2011-03-21

They do, we used them occasionally for lighting in film projects and god forbid you bent them...

dombeef (author)killerjackalope2011-03-21

just made it

dombeef (author)killerjackalope2011-03-21

Yeah, it could also be used for a window,or a steam-punk monocle(I made one, but I threw it out)

Kiteman (author)2011-03-21

The better image is the fourth - the one posed like the third, but with the other side of the iris facing the camera.

How do you open and close it?

dombeef (author)Kiteman2011-03-21

Wait, not second, the third one

Kiteman (author)dombeef2011-03-21

(I realised that)

dombeef (author)Kiteman2011-03-21

Ok, just wanted to make sure

dombeef (author)Kiteman2011-03-21

In the second picture with the metal sticking out, you would twist it, I think clockwise to close and counter clockwise to open it.

Kiteman (author)dombeef2011-03-21


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