3rd Mechanical Iris With Very Thin Leaves!

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OK! so today i made a new set of leaves for the iris, this time i made them of a very thin (0,1 mm) copper sheet.
The reason for the thin leaves, is to achieve a complete close of the iris, and the results were amazing!

On the pics you can see:

Pictures 1, 2 and 3 : The finished assembly
Pictures 4 and 5      : You can see the thickness of the copper sheet, 0,1 mm.
Picture 6                   : Fresh cutted leaves.
Picture 7                   : I find this the best way to soldering the leaves.
Picture 8                   : Finished leaves, i must said, these were very difficult to solder, but not impossible!




       

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    I want to design an iris for something. None of the ibles I found actually tell how they designed the leaves etc. they just have a print and cut pattern. Can you show me how to actually design this? especially the shape and size of the leaves and the pin spacing, slot spacing.
    Thanks

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    I know this is on a 3 year old post but here is a downloadable tool for anyone else with the same question that may be reading this.

    http://iris-calculator.com/

    Could you please post a step by step on this? I'd LOVE to learn how to build this for my next Portal themed party!

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    I dont have enough pictures of this build for a step by step, but now i will make a 12 leaves iris, and i'll take plenty of pictures for a step by step, so i hope to have the instructable for tomorrow.

    Regards!