Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Cottage was built for the Element14 Enchanted Objects Design Challenge. A weather house was stripped down and fitted microcontroller, WiFi, 3D printed mechanism, fibre optics and an RGB LED.

3D printing which way up?

3D printing which way up?

For the Enchanted Cottage project I wanted some spacers for between the Arduino Yún and the shields so that it would be securely mounted on the chassis. There’s not a lot of space so I designed some in OpenSCAD with

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3D printing small details

3D printing small details

For the Enchanted Cottage project I decided to make the mechanism for moving the figures using a 3D printer. I thought that ABS plastic would be a good material as the parts would be light weight and by printing them

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Working with 3mm hardwood plywood

Working with 3mm hardwood plywood

For the Enchanted Cottage project I wanted to add a structure to hide all the mechanics and electronics. Because the weather house was made from 3mm plywood, I thought it made sense to make the rest from the same. The servos also needed testing so to make this easier a simple test rig was made.

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Enchanted Cottage – Proposal

Enchanted Cottage - Proposal

My plan for the Element14 Enchanted Objects Design Challenge is to take an old fashioned weather house and retrofit it with electronics

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