What’s up Youtube? I’m Andrew, and this is three. DIY the show where you come to watch me, Swear Computers, 3d printers and my own two hands until I end up with something pretty cool today. I’m going to be tackling a prop that I’ve wanted to have ever since I was a tiny child. Spider-man’s Web shooters [Music]. I grew up a huge fan spider-man. I have a spider-man tattoo on my forearm, And when I was like seven, I mailed Hand-drawn spider-man comics to Marvel and asked for a job. I’ve always been fascinated by Spider-man Home-made wrist-mounted Web shooters. So when Scott Niswander over at Nerdsync announced that he was doing a month of Web related videos for Web Ruairi. I knew this was the perfect time to finally get some childhood wish-fulfillment going on and make the Web shooters. Scott runs the channel Nerds Inc, where he makes videos about science, philosophy, culture, history and art all through the lens of comics, Scott’s going to be wearing these Web shooters in his video about the original character who used Web shooters long before Spider-man. So if that interests you, you can watch that once you’re done here. The link will be in the description. I had a few requirements for features. I wanted to include in these web shooters. The web cartridges should be removable. I figured I would do that with magnets. I wanted to have a hinge in a class so they could open and close. Otherwise, I have no idea how you’d get them on. And I also wanted to include some parts made of the flexible ninjaflex filament for comfort and to have the trigger be adjustable. I’ll achieve that by putting some wire through the middle of that burn once. I had all my planning done. I open fusion 360 my new modeling software of choice and started with a rough practice model. See what ideas would and wouldn’t work? This model taught me that. I would have an awful time making the web cartridges fit. If it wasn’t a perfect circle, so having it fit flush to the wrist was way out of my BOM week. I also didn’t like how small this design looks, so I decided to make the whole thing a little bit longer. For the final design on the final model, I drew the cross-section of the various parts of the shooters around an approximate model of my wrists, dimensions and use the revolve tool to make a perfectly circular arm cuff and is the same for the inner cuff, which I intended to print in ninjaflex and the web cartridges, which I only revolved 57 degrees in order to nicely fit six of them around my wrist with a small three degree gap for style. Once I had all the rough shapes worked out. I had all the extra details that really make this design look real. I added typing some beveled edges and novel details where the cartridges would connect with the body of the web shooter well. I was feeling so detail-oriented. I added to the nozzle where the webs would come out and I went super close and added these little spinnerets like a real spider. A detail which I’m personally really happy with next with the trigger section. I made a long rectangle with some extra detail on top where the wire would go through. I let the space for the circular buttons in the rubber since I wanted to print that part in plastic to match the body, then I cut a hole out of the body and the ninjaflex inner sleeve to leave room to glue the trigger in now, all I have to do is cut the outer sleeve in half, add the hinges and the clasping mechanism and we should be ready to print this step provided. I didn’t hook up the design in any 3d printing montage go. [MUSIC] Every chef mostly pretty well on the first go. The cartridges, however, showed some horrible print lines the way. I’ve written some sideways, so I reoriented put straight up, which works really nicely, so that’s all that’s all that plastic parts printed. Now let’s move on to the horrible horror of the ninjaflex filament to put it lightly. This is where she went totally bombed sideways first off. I started with this flexible filament from filament see a a Canadian filament provider who had seen very few reviews for now. This could be my fault for not storing it properly in the bag with the silica gel, but this filament some smoke as it went through my nozzle, the say the least. I found is disconcerting. I decided to try and print with it anyway. This was around 2:00 am. When it’s after 2:00 am. Just go to sleep. I know, shut up, so I tried to get this filament to print basically all night. I tried for anything slowly. I tried adjusting the tension. I tried everything that I could find. Scouring forums upon forums until sometime around 5:00 am. After having dismantled my printhead for the 7 billions time, breaking my fans with an Allen key in the process like a sleep-deprived idiot and just generally being way too tired and frustrated. I decided it was the filament’s fault in order to roll up the good stuff, ninjaflex brand filament for next day delivery and promptly passed out the next day. I thought I’d start off by printing The last few Webb cartridges only to discover my printer suddenly not working. It would print for a little while and then jam and stop printing. It took me all day to figure out why, and I was being frustrated at one point. I think I even shed a manly tear anyway. It turns out that in my sleep deprived. State I had installed the heatsink backwards. So ya don’t service your 3d printer Unless you’re properly rested. Lesson learned, OK? I’m going to move on to what I can work on. Without the ninjaflex, the plastic body parts. I painstakingly removed all the stupid plastic support material and sanded down all the parts to a point. I was happy with while I was standing. One of the sleeves broke a bit, but I was easily able to patch it with a punny made of super glue and baby powder. I learned this trick from build. I ran over, it punished. Props and it’s been really effective for spot repairs. Thanks, Bill next. I painted all the parts with a black base coat, which will look really nice under this metallic silver. Repaint after everything was dry. I added a weathered effect to make the details, pop. This was as simple as watering down. Some black acrylic paints painting it into the crevices and wiping away the excess with a paper towel. I had some lighter paint. Some of the high points on the web cartridges to make them pop a little bit more. I’ll just take these outside into the cold and spray them with a clear coat to protect the paint and we’ll be done with them for now. Okay, now the moment of truth. Trying to print with the brand name ninjaflex. This stuff immediately worked much better than the filaments DA stuff and it didn’t appear to combust, which is a nice bonus. It took some fiddling to dial the settings in for the ninjaflex but once. I got it going slow enough. It would print very nicely, provided I hang the filament above the printer and unspool submit because my printer couldn’t tug on the flexible filament hard enough to turn the spool. This actually caused some problems because I’m spooling. The filament made it way more likely to tangle and thus causing the print to fail because of this, I ended up with a good chunk of the inner sleeves printed out, but like just the bottom part, so I decided the best thing to do would be to just print the top ring on its own and fill the middle portion with some craft foam. Instead of Ninjaflex, the smaller ninjaflex part printed a lot more easily since they didn’t take as long. And all I had to do was unspool the filament a bit every 40 minutes or so now that I have all the parts, I can finally assemble the web-shooter’s first. I glued in all the magnets for the hinge pin. I used some nails, which I cut down to fit the hinges and added a dot of hot glue to keep them in place for the flexible trigger. I cut a length of wire, double it up for extra thickness and ran it into the hole in the trigger line, leaving it flexible and bending then. I simply glued it into the body next. I glued in the ninjaflex rings, which I had to cut down to fit the craft foam in the center. I ended up also cutting the rings of Ninjaflex, a pinch since they weren’t flexible enough to open properly. I’ll update that in the model for the next time I print now. All that’s left is to measure the insides to the craft foam. I made a trapezoid of foam and trace that to create 31 more to 32 in total. I doubled up the foam shapes for thickness and then glued them in to the inside of the cup and that’s it. The spider-man web shooters are done and ready to send out to Scott. I really couldn’t be happier with how these web shooters turned out. The magnetic web cartridges are super satisfying to remove and put back in and they’re actually decently comfortable to wear. I think I’ve successfully blown my seven-year-old self spine. Don’t forget to go check out Nerdsync to see Scott’s awesome video featuring these Web shooters. And if you do, let them know and resent you. The link is in the description if you want to grab yourself. A pair of these web shooters or any number of other three. DIY creations Check out our Etsy shop and you can use the coupon code. Youtube 10 for 10% off The link is also in the description. Thanks for watching this episode of 3 DIY, don’t forget to click that like button if you liked it. Click or tap on the subscribe button. So you never miss an episode? 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