This is my iMac mini!
I have been waiting a long time to make this one.
I am very happy with it and the few people that have seen it love it.
Its made out of 5 parts, all of which fit nicely.
I printed it using PLA on a 3D touch machine.
The last 3D part I made was the one that holds the ipad from falling off.
( I thought of using velcro dots for this)
However I found an old gopro suction cup that I found on Ebay for $3 US dollars from china (from I am sure you can find similar from a two dollar shop)
This suited me better because i didnt have to stick anything on my beloved Ipad mini.
The other thing I have done is to put some weight inside the dome ( I used a couple of nice garden stones which were white!)
But thats because i could not wait to have it up and running, in time I will find something more suitable like heave washers or a few big bolts (anyway for you to play with)
In my next version, I will add the holes on the top, but you could drill them yourself if you feel inclined.
My 3D printer creates scafolding under the dome and with that many little holes it would have taken too long to print I thought.
Anyways, I hope you get to enjoy making it and showing it off as much as I have!
This is another model I made using ArchiCAD 17, which allowed me to make it in under an hour.
The base took me about 13 hours to print, the dome about the same and the Ipad mini holder (the one with the velcro circles) took only 4 hours.
BTW I used 2x 4mm bolts with washers they came in 40mm length which you need to cut the excess for a tidy finish.
Please post photos when you finish as i would love to see them
print at the scale it comes in
put it together
With a career spanning over 15 years in the architectural industry Hugo has had the opportunity of working at some of Australia's most elite and award-winning firms including Woods Bagot and Rice Daubney, and has experience in managing and training a team of up to 50 members.
During his time Hugo has gained expertise in all areas including; residential, commercial, industrial, health and defence sectors on project up to $1 billion. He has personally designed in excess of 30 residences for high profile clientèle with his work featuring on programs including Better Homes and Gardens and Today and featured in articles in InsideOut and Coast. Hugo has not limited himself to architecture though, he has worked alongside renowned Sydney based Interior Designer, Phillip Silver to help create some opulent and inspiring interior spaces. He has been a Guest Speaker at conferences, seminars and corporate functions and even contributed to the 2009 Graphisoft Best Practice Book.
Hugo recently became a Finalist in the international Parramatta Ideas on Edge Competition, where he was shortlisted out of almost 200 entrants.
Hugo is also a Registered Graphisoft Consultant, one of only six in the country, where he specialises in managing the transition of 2D legacy drafting to a BIM environment. Please visit www.hugoriveros.com for more information.
Registered Graphisoft Consultant/BIM Implementer, ArchiCAD Expert Level, Seamless Integration of ArchiCAD and Artlantis, 2D Legacy Drafting to BIM (Transitioning from 2D to 3D), Integration of other disciplines onto current Architectural projects into 3D.