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July 8, 2011
"It isn't every day you see a papercraft project that goes beyond merely looking impressive. This is functionally impressive too! Not to mention the care and precision with which the project was constructed." Mechanical Iris Still Shots by ~billybob884
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Mechanical Iris Still Shots

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For those of you coming to see this due to the recent daily deviation award, make sure to check out the animated version!

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This idea has been floating around in the back of my head for a while now, mostly due to the iris from Stargate SG1. I did a little research and found this amazing video of one controlling a garage, I knew I had to have one.

I did my best to model my own using AutoCAD (hooray for the "array" command!) and a good dose of experimentation with cardboard to test and re-test the parts (I would have included a few pictures of the demo for comparison, but with all the modifications I had to make, it was just plain ugly).

It's made entirely of paper with the exception of the wooden dowels for axes. It comes to 15" (38cm) wide X 19" (48cm) high X 1.5" (3.5cm) thick, while the middle aperture has a diameter of 5.75" (14.6cm). Additionally, all pieces are identical (and thus interchangeable).




Still Shots

Animated - Vanilla

Animated - Fun Time

Animated - Stargate [Hi-Res]

PDF of Pieces

PePaKuRa (PDO) Files

Mechanical Iris Guide

Wall-Mounted










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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
Image details
Image size
1600x2856px 2.06 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FH20
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/3.3
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Jul 4, 2011, 3:32:55 PM
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Dugway-Kid's avatar
that looks complex so glad it all worked out