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Mechanical Iris Still Shots by billybob884 Mechanical Iris Still Shots by billybob884
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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!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-07-08
"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 ( Suggested by sleoj and Featured by KubusRubus )
:icondugway-kid:
that looks complex so glad it all worked out
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:iconbubs-aka-vermin:
bubs-AKA-vermin Aug 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
PUUUURRRDEEEH :drool:
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's some impressive engineering for paper! Nice design!
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:iconaetherium-aeon:
Aetherium-Aeon Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:/ i wanna make this out of all wood, and bigger XD like bedroom door size lol
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:iconbillybob884:
:D ignoring the fact that it'd be way too wide, you'd have to cut into the floor and ceiling with this design... it'd still be bad-ass though
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:iconaetherium-aeon:
Aetherium-Aeon Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD nah id just design my house to have it already >w> only tricky part will the the gears to get the handle in a different spot lol
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:iconbillybob884:
make it motorized
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:iconaetherium-aeon:
Aetherium-Aeon Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD but then i gotta learn electrician stuff so i can hit a button lol
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:iconxiiishades-of-grey:
This is amazing! This is definitely going on my list of projects!
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