Halloween Hanging Mobile Project

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Introduction: Halloween Hanging Mobile Project

About: You can see my blog here: http://hackedgadgets.com and my personal site here: http://alan-parekh.com

The Halloween Hanging Mobile Project was lots of fun. Hand drawn images were cut out using a Fireball V90 CNC machine as pieces of the spooky mobile.



Step 1: Draw the Images and Scan Them Into the Computer

Images need to be drawn and scanned into the computer. Marker was used to give nice solid lines. Try to avoid very thin sections.

Step 2: Convert the Scanned Images to CNC Toolpaths

The images when scanned are bitmap images, these need to be converted to vectors and finally toolpaths for cutting out with the CNC machine. To do this a program called Artcam was used.

Step 3: Cut Out the Art Using the CNC

Cut out the work using the CNC machine.

Step 4: Paint and Assemble

The pieces need to be painted and assembled. OSB was used here so the wood is quite water proof to begin with. The pieces are then hung using fishing line.

Here is a water resistance test that I performed before working with the OSB material.
http://forum.hackedgadgets.com/viewtopic.php?p=6359#6359

Step 5: Hang and Enjoy

Hang up your art and watch as the wind makes it twirl.

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    10 Discussions

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    abbtech
    abbtech

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    The one I used was a single flute end mill but I think the dremel ones are the same.

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    sally300
    sally300

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i think that is cool but what is it made of????!!!!????

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    abbtech
    abbtech

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It was called floor underlay. It was cheap and easy for the CNC to cut.

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    audiomold
    audiomold

    10 years ago on Introduction

     Great job! My daughter would love to do this. I dont have a cnc machine though so i guess we will have to use foam board. 

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    abbtech
    abbtech

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. Foam board would look good also!

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    That's a nice little project.

    I'm not too keen on step 4, though; Pain and Assemble?

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    abbtech
    abbtech

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    LOL, Thanks. Assembly was not a pain. :)