Introduction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate

Ever since 1986 when the original Legend of Zelda came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) fans have adored the series and all the fun that comes with it. Throughout the series, there has been a multitude of different items that have become staples of The Legend of Zelda franchise such as the Hookshot, Master Sword, and the Hylian Shield. One such item, the Sheikah Slate appeared in one of the newer titles: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This new item was basically the "Swiss army knife" of the game because it allowed you to solve puzzles, house all of your equipment, and it displayed the world map. After I played the game, I thought that the Sheikah Slate would be a fun and challenging item to design and 3D print that represents my love for The Legend of Zelda.


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Step 1: Plan

As mentioned in the introduction I wanted to design a Sheikah Slate, and to do that I would need a plan.

I would make the item in 3 parts: The base, the Sheikah symbol, and the handle. Each part should be as close to the in-game model as possible.

Step 2: References

Now that I had a plan I needed references to base the design off of, luckily I had the internet, the game, and a Nintendo Switch case to use as references.

Step 3: The Base

The base was pretty simple, a large rectangle with a few chamfers and cuts.

Step 4: The Sheikah Symbol

This was possibly the most difficult part to design because of all the intricate curves and details that it has. First I made the three triangles and small bits, then I moved on to the eye. The eye took many hours to perfect with all the curves, but eventually I did it.

Step 5: The Handle

I chose to make this part last because at the time I was still unfamiliar with the wrap feature, but after a quick lesson the handle was as simple as a few splines and lines.

Step 6: Print

When I had the finished model I printed it using my schools 3D Printer.

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