For this assignment, Jeff and I teamed up to make a 3d object with lots of socket-and-ball joints. So, jellyfish it is! It was super helpful Jeff was a Solidworks genius. Here is our jellyfish in Solidworks:
After some rendering, it can be a transparent beauty in the imaginary world:
To bring our jellyfish to the real world, we moved on to 3D printing with powder. In order to save printing time, our jellyfish was printed with Renee and Joy's Mr.Robato.
However, it turns out our ball-and-socket joints were designed too small for the 3D printer's resolution. The joint structures were stuck with the head of the jellyfish, and in the process of digging out the printed product, the thinnest part of the joints got broken off. No worries, we will just glue them together.
Turns out to be, our jellyfish is a very fragile fellow, and I broke his legs while assembling him. He is waiting for his make up.
Ta-da! You look gorgeous, jellyfish :)