Killing off the fidget spinner craze with the MeatSpinner!
3 months agoJcach
So Rick and Morty April fooled us with a new episode. So excited! Anyway, there was a 'flashback' to Rick's past, where we saw an early version of his universe-hopping portal gun. I took a bit of time out of my day to sit down and make it!
But wait! There's more! I also put together a video detailing my full design process from sketches, to CAD, and iteration.
4 months agoJcach
On a more positive note, here's my most recent design the Pokestop at the Coffee Shop
It's a Pokestop from Pokemon go, and the intent is that people can fabricate them and put them on their local pokestops. Its just a bit of fun, and another level bringing virtual reality into reality.
I also understand that not everyone has a 3D printer, so it's also available on Etsy.
4 months agoJcach
Well that was short lived. Yesterday my boss sat me down and told me that I'm not right for the position. :( I'd been working there a week.
I guess I was too swept up in getting this job that I didn't take it seriously enough, but I also butted heads with my boss over 3D printing things (I fucking know this shit). I guess he also had a super high standard for what he expected, and in terms of sink or swim, I didn't swim fast enough.
This has been a real punch in the stomach, and kind of gotten me down, but I'm using it as determination to prove my worth. I'm currently in the process of setting up my own design and 3D printing business, and I can use them as a contact if need be.
As everyone has been telling me, when one door closes, another opens.
5 months agoJcach
Today I just got my dream job. I've focused my last six or so years towards a career in 3D Printing. I just really like doing it. I had no idea what the job would be, but I wanted to be the best of the best. So a few days ago the dream job popped up on Facebook, and today I got it.
Absolute high of high, and rounded the night off with dinner and a movie with my girlfriend.
I've just gotten home, it's 12:18 am.
One week ago my grandma passed away. In the morning we will be having her funeral.
This has been one hell of a week.
She'd have been so proud of me.
11 months agoJcach
Some of you might remember I made the Pokeball Aimer a month or so back. That turned out being really popular.
I listened to feedback, and have developed the new and improved Pokeball Aimer: Gameboy Edition, designed to print faster, look better, and just overall be better. I'm pretty chuffed with it.
Just like last time I've put it up for free download to those with 3D printers https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Jcach , and for those without I have an Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/462264408/pokeball...
1 year agoJcach
Who's been playing Pokemon Go? Just about everyone, right? I've been jogging every morning, going on trips to places, and catching up with friends to play Pokemon. As I've been going up levels I've been noticing it get harder, but hey that's normal game mechanics. Never the less, it was infuriating when I would throw ball after ball after ball, and miss. I wasn't this bad a few days ago. On the flip side, it's sadistically funny to see my brothers have the same problem, and means I'm not the only one.
Anyway, Honors has been so hectic that I haven't been able to make any objects to 3D print. But I've been on break between semesters, so I took the opportunity to make a device that could improve my Pokeball aiming. I made a test model, discovered it actually helped, and two iterations later I had this final design.
I uploaded it to three 3D printing design shairing websites: Thingiverse, Pinshape, and MyMiniFactory; and shared the links to some Facebook groups. The initial responses to it were pretty negative, which was shocking because I've never experienced the internet hatred directed at me (I screenshot my favourite ones though). But not all the comments were bad, the posts received a lot of likes, and my amazing girlfriend @heidisapirate was very supportive.
Next morning I had a message form MyMiniFactory, saying they'd forwarded the design to someone at Gizmodo. The next thing I know, there are derivative news articles popping up everywhere, and my design is being seen all over the web. OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I THINK I'VE GONE VIRAL...
So that's pretty crazy...
Now my devices are full of notifications, and my brand new Etsy shop is doing crazy well. I'm also designing Pokeball Aimers to fit other phones, and boy are there a lot of requests.
Over all I am shocked, excited, want to hide in bed, and tell everyone what's happened.
Also, I couldn't possibly run the shop without the help of my lovely girlfriend. Shout out to her <3
Work hard and be awesome!
I'm quite obsessed with 3D printing. This video gives a good reflection of why and what it is, and an Infographic
The many iterations of me.
Drawing a day
This is where I'll upload my "drawing a day" pictures.
A foggy holiday
Visited Blackheath in the Blue Mountains with some friends. It turned into a pretty spooky holiday.
My 3D Printing
I'm on snapchat