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Weighted Companion Cube

Posted by TurtleGirl On May - 6 - 2011

Jamie Nasiatka Came up with this brilliant version of his own weighted companion cube. The magnificent cube was designed in Solidworks, and passed through the BobCAD plugin to generate the GCode for the mill. The base of the cube was machined out of a 3” solid block of aluminum, hollowed out on one side to give him access to the cube’s innards. He milled out heart shaped openings on each side, covering them with frosted Lexan.
 

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He added a BlinkM to the mix, mounting it on the cover plate he milled for the open side of the cube. Once lit it cycles through several colors, including the pinkish tone anyone who has played Portal is quite familiar with. The design is brilliant and I like the fact that it lights up too. Cute!
 

Via Engadget

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