This hacking project was made in collaboration with ADEO a group that owns many tool brands such as Dexter. We brainstormed as a team and came up with many funny ideas to hack products selected among a thick catalogue.

I got to work on printed accessories for standard 120mm paint rolls.

Here is what I got for you :

- Customisable text/image/patterns paint roll
- Massage paint roll

Step 1: Get your Stuff

You will need :

- a 3D printer
- a 12 cm paint roll
- a 12 cm paint roll handle
- Paint or ink

Maybe SolidWorks 2010 if you wish to customize the text or the massage model
Don't have access to a 3D printer but compromise will get you far :) great idea, you've got my vote!
ooo. I like the concept but don't have access to a fancy 3D printer. I bet one could make a low-tech version by fitting a cardboard tube (like a paper towel roll) over a paint roller and then adhering pre-cut foam letters from a craft store...
i wish instructables that required tools and machinery that aren't in the average workshop - like 3D printers and Laser Cutters had a badge or something on the thumbnail. so i wouldn't get all excited to view the steps and get to "put design in your 3D printer..."
There was a kind of Byzantine Seal that was essentially a roller containing a sort of certification of authenticity. <br> <br>I've been wanting to do something similar for a long time but I'm struggling to achieve it with free packages like &quot;Sketchup&quot;, <br> <br>Is it possible to do this with any of the freely available packages?
I'm trying Makerbot Customizer. It might work. Maybe this weekend.
This would work great to roll impressions into clay.
now i know what to do with my used paint rollers!
That is a neat idea. Graffiti swipes!
yes...yes ...yes...Simple but effective. I want a dozen!
very cool :)
Sam! You guys are the best! Keep up the great work. <br />
Very cool print!
Cool Sam! As an alternative and quicker manufacturing method you could laser etch some plastic then wrap it around the roller.

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