I am a hard surface 3D modeler and printer with a specialty in designing assemblies. For 12 years, I was the Head Repair Technician for NYU Film & TV - responsible for the repair, maintenance and processing of all production equipment. Recently I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where I am the 3D Printing & Fabrication Specialist on Tested.com. I use my hands-on knowledge and sensibility, to design working 3D printed assemblies combined with actual hardware where appropriate.This was originally an archive of my 3D modeling and printing thesis (see Octopod below) for a Masters of Science in Digital Imaging and Design at NYU. It has since grown into much more, documenting my 3D printing as well as 'analog' projects which cover anything from camera repair to building Star Wars blasters. I felt it was appropriate to combine the two since I constantly bring the digital world of 3D modeling and printing together with real-world hardware and construction.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS --
Adam Savage's Inventern
I won a competition to assist Adam Savage of MythBusters on a project. I recount the experience for Tested.com.
3D Printing on Tested
I cover 3D printing as well as build projects for Tested.com.
Tested is run by Adam Savage and Norman Chan
Charlesworth Dynamics Shop
A selection of my projects and kits are available in my Etsy shop. Custom orders accepted.
In conjunction with Formlabs, I designed a custom cutaway lightsaber.
See how it was designed on Tested.
Watch Punished Props build and paint one!
Download print files here.
Buy one here.
Ghostbusters Ghost Trap
See my fully 3D printed Trap on Tested.
Download & print your own.
Get the hardware to put it all together.
Get assembly guides.
Octopod Underwater Salvage Vehicle
My thesis project which I designed, printed and built. Make sure to look at past posts which go into great detail about the modeling and printing process.
It has also been featured on the Objet site and with great pride on Tested, an awesome site which features my hero, Adam Savage from Mythbusters. (Seriously, check out the videos of Adam's workshop).
(aka Gowanus Monster)
I designed and modeled this for an animated film by Bold Machines. It's definitely in the same fleet as the Octopod.
Read about it here.
Download files here.
Buy one here.
3D printed TARDIS kit. We are offering a regular TARDIS, Half Wolf TARDIS (shown) and a lighting upgrade package (soldering skills required).
They are up on our Etsy Store, so check it out.
See my full write-up of how the TARDIS was created on Tested.com.
Update to my original iris door box, derived from the Octopod moon pool door.
Buckaroo Banzai Jet Car
My other on-going project is the Jet Car from one of my favorite films, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. It was my first 3D print and I did a full write-up of how it was done for Tested.com.
The Jet Car was on display in Vienna, Austria for Vienna Design Week 2012.
Iron Man Arc Reactor
Ongoing project to 3D print the MK I Reactor.
The Octopod and Jet Car are my two major creations. These are my other creations which range from useful to fun. Most of these were printed on my Thing-o-matic or Replicator 2X at home.
A selection of hands-on projects I have tackled, including a Stormtrooper Blaster.