CharlesworthDynamics

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

Emeryville, California · 622 Sales

CharlesworthDynamics

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

Emeryville, California 622 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(150)

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 Mar 26, 2016

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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Sean Charlesworth

Custom Cutaway Lightsaber Hilt
$275.00
Scuttlefish - 4" Mini Sub High-Detail
$22.00
Buckaroo Banzai Jet Car 1:25 3D Printed Model
$275.00
Ghost Trap Mega Hardware Kit - Combine & Save!
$200.00
Ghost Trap Standard Hardware Kit
$35.00
Ghost Trap Deluxe Hardware Kit
$45.00
Trap Pedal Standard Hardware Kit
$35.00
Trap Pedal Deluxe Hardware Kit
$40.00
Ghost Trap Hose Deluxe
$30.00
Ghost Trap Door Mech Kit
$45.00
Ghost Trap Smoke Kit
$25.00
Ghost Trap DIY Hose Parts
$20.00
Ghost Trap Resistor
$10.00
Trap Pedal DIY Parts
$12.00
TARDIS - 6" 3D Printed Kit
$30.00
TARDIS 6" DIY Lighting Kit
$12.00
TARDIS 11" Illuminated 3D Printed Kit
$125.00
X-Men Quicksilver Stereobelt Kit
$172.00
Stereobelt Accessories
$8.00
Evil Dead Chainsaw Grill
$40.00
Silver Scuttle 13" Kit - Modable
$75.00
Silverfish 13" Kit - Modable
$75.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(150)
Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin Rodriguez on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This kit was great came with every piece needed to start my project plus fast shipping

Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin Rodriguez on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This kit come with every piece that I need to start my project plus shipping was fast very happy.

trevorgummer

trevorgummer on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Best seller going!! Great product!

trevorgummer

trevorgummer on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Best seller going!! Great product!

jlratj

jlratj on Apr 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Packed well. Shipped on time. Very nice fixture.Great shop to do business with.

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Updates

Ghost Trap Door Mech and Smoke Pump kits now available! Pictures and steps laid out for full Electronics Guide, writing underway - coming soon.

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Ghost Trap Door Mech Kit
$45.00
Just in time for Sithmas - limited run of my custom cutaway lightsaber - fully assembled.

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Custom Cutaway Lightsaber Hilt
$275.00
Added 4" Mini Scuttlefish to the shop! Use code BIGTWINKIE for 10% off anything in shop.

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Scuttlefish - 4" Mini Sub High-Detail
$22.00
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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 the last 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 got a lot of attention at New York Maker Faire and around the interwebs. You can read more about it on the Charlesworth Dynamics website. Sean's still figuring out how to produce it cheap enough for the general public.

Most recently the Octopod helped Sean win Adam Savage's (MythBusters) Inventern competition, the grand prize being a trip to San Francisco to work on a project with Adam. What was originally to be a week long project, turned into 3 months as Sean helped build a piece of the Adam's Hellboy Mecha Glove replica. You can read all about it on the 'Shop Blog' on the right.

Recently, Sean and his wife relocated to San Francisco where he is doing freelance 3D modeling, printing, fabrication and camera repair.

Enjoy!

See our FAQ to learn more about 3D printing and what we are offering.

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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.