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Showing posts from September, 2018

Here Comes Halloween

Welcome to the Axelsson Fun Factory and House of Curiosities. We are a family who cannot stop making things. Some of our projects are useful, some are just fun, but we have decided it is time to share our particular brand of crazy.
Halloween is a great time for making. One of my favorite things to do with our 3D printer is to make lithophanes, basically 3D printed pictures that really pop when you shine a light behind them. This year I decided to make a lithophane of my eye. I was just going to try to mount one in a Jack-o-Lantern but then I saw this mask at the dollar store.
I started with the lithophane of my eye. This is just a pic I took with my cell phone camera and then converted. I use Cura for making the conversion. There is an awesome free program from 3DPRocks  for making images into lithophanes. Image to Lithophane I just have played around enough with making lithophanes that I prefer making them in a program that I can tweak more.

I saw this mask at the Dollar Store while…