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Puppet Eyes

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I was watching a video on building a puppet (which I have done before) and thought back to how dangerous and annoying it is to saw a wooden ball in half. The video also mentioned that trying to use doll eyes isn't the greatest because they tend to have stems that hurt the puppeteers hand. With a few moments of thought, this idea was born.

A simple socket and stem system allows for tons of glue contact while retaining the low profile needed for comfort. While I would recommend painting the eyes, you can print in whatever color you want. Maybe you need rainbow eyes for your wacked out character!

I hope that these designs ease the strain for anyone wanting to make their own professional style puppet at home. Having built a few of them, I can say that the eyes aren't only hard part about doing it, but they're up there.

Enjoy and good luck!

3D printing settings

Printed on Ender 3. Sliced in Cura 4.8.0.
Filament: Non-branded Shiny Gold (Amazon)
Layer: 0.2mm
Infill: 15%, Gyroid
Raft: Yes
Print time: ~1:35
Material Used: ~14g

https://youtu.be/F6ZAN8BPe8g

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2021/03/23 at 16:10

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