Mechanical Iris

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Introduction: Mechanical Iris

About: I like to make inventions, usually out of paper and stuff I have. I have a few projects that i haven't put up on instructables yet...

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?

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    18 Discussions

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ChrysN
    ChrysN

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

    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...

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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