CharlesworthDynamics

“The Future is Tomorrow!”- Stuff from the 3rd Dimension

Emeryville, California · 1164 Sales

CharlesworthDynamics

“The Future is Tomorrow!”- Stuff from the 3rd Dimension

Emeryville, California 1164 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   A selection of intricate kits and unique industrial design pieces for those with discerning tastes - such as Aliens, Spectres and Cephalopods.

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Last updated on Dec 13, 2017

A selection of intricate kits and unique industrial design pieces for those with discerning tastes - such as Aliens, Spectres and Cephalopods.

Sean Charlesworth

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M-Tron inspired version added to giant LEGO computers.
LEGO computer now available in gray!
Trap Electro-Mechanics Guide is 10% off thru Fri - Adafruit is having one day 10% off sale today 3-14 (code PIDAY) good time to pick up electronics!

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About

Still Trying to Figure It All Out.

Sean has a background in film & TV and was the head Repair Technician for NYU Film & TV for 12 years. While at NYU, he surprised himself, by going back to school and getting a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design. Originally intending to be an animator, he took a class on rapid prototyping and toy design and that was that. Sean switched gears to modeling and 3D printing and hasn't looked back.

His thesis, the OPUS V - Octopod Underwater Salvage Vehicle, was an articulated octopus submersible model that he designed, modeled and 3D printed. The Octopod project gained entry into Adam Savage's (MythBusters) Inventern contest - which Sean won - leading to his building the Millenbaugh Motivator for Adam's Hellboy Mecha-Hand replica.

Recently, Sean and his wife relocated to San Francisco where he works for Adam Savage's Tested.com as the fabrication specialist, co-hosting the show 'Bits to Atoms' with Jeremy Williams who did all the Ghost Trap electronics. Sean still services cameras when he can.

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
What is 3D Printing?

3D printed objects are made by 'slicing' a digital model into many thin layers. These slices are sent to a printer that 'draws' each layer by extruding plastic through a hot nozzle.

What are 3D prints made of?

There are a lot of different materials available now but the two most common are ABS (LEGO plastic) and PLA (biodegradable plastic) which is what Charlesworth Dynamics uses.

Are 3D prints food safe?

While the 3D prints aren't hazardous, they are not food, dishwasher or microwave safe.

Are 3D prints strong?

They are very strong, but will break just like any plastic item if abused.

Are 3D prints as good as a 'real' product?

3D prints are very strong if printed properly but will break just like any plastic item if abused. Since the object is printed in layers, they will have a slightly ridged texture to them unlike a injection molded object. There is usually a 'zipper' which is a slight vertical seam that indicates where each new layer starts. They may have slight defects or blemishes and the bottom which adheres to the print bed may have some discoloration. Kit pieces may need minor clean up or trimming to fit together. This is typical of most 3D prints.

Can I paint my 3D print?

Yes, you can sand and paint 3D prints like a normal plastic model. You can even use products like Bondo Glazing and Spotting putty to minimize and smooth the 3D printed texture. Make sure to use a plastic-friendly paint.

Where are the instructions for my kit?

I include a link for assembly instructions with your shipping notification, but here's a link for all assembly guides:
charlesworth-dynamics.com/2013/08/instructions.html

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or recommendations.

What are your industrial pieces made of?

On occasion I will also build items out of 'real' parts and hardware - typically I use vintage Film & TV equipment parts. I have made lamps out of old lenses and jewelry out of old camera parts. Keep in mind that these are all used parts and will show their wear and tear and age - it's part of their charm.