Spore prototypes arrive: 2 piece interlocking design (thanks @shapeways)
The Spore is my first experiment with interlocked printed components. It’s a 12 point hollowed-out conical star inside a 2mm thick spherical shell with 24 holes cut in it. It was a material test as much as anything - I wanted to get a feel for alumide, transparent plastic and sandstone.
As you can see, it’s worked out quite well. The really interesting thing is how sturdy and usable the sandstone is (the white one) and how good the definition of the alumide is (the grey one).
The next step is working out how to link them so I can 3D print a whole necklace… stay tuned ;)