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« on: June 05, 2011 09:26:03 PM »



We need to make a Red Queen croquet set complete with flamingo mallets, hedgehog balls and card wickets for my niece's wedding reception.  After much googling, I was able to find decent plastic flamingoes, hedgehog puppets that roll into balls and very large playing cards.  Making the cards into the wicket has been difficult.  

Boyblacksmith made a 3D printer for his school project this year.  After discussing the sticky wicket problem, he disappeared into his cad cave and reappeared shortly thereafter with the following 3D printed piece parts....

Here are some pics that show the wicket standing in the yard.  





So how cool is that?  Now he just needs to print the rest of them so we can have a full game of Red Queen Croquet.

More details and the full set on my blog.  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2011/07/croquet-with-red-queen.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011 09:39:21 PM »

That is awesome! hahah
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011 10:12:01 PM »

Looooooove this! I would love to see the completed set and pictures of everything (the flamingo mallets, hedgehog balls, and ya'll playing)! Wonderful! My own wedding was Wonderland themed and I am obsessed. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011 10:58:40 PM »

I bet you could sell the wicket pieces as a DIY kit on eBay and have them go like hotcakes. I'd buy some!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011 04:44:50 AM »

this is amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011 05:26:22 AM »

I know this is a bit of a sidetrack from your awesome post, but how did he make a 3d printer? ive seen one before, on tv only, but that really doesnt sound like an easy task.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011 10:34:15 AM »

Yes,  He built the printer.  Now he is using it to make useful stuff, like a part we needed to repair the front door and playing card wickets.  He hadn't considered selling them.  We were just making them for the wedding decorations.  The bride's theme is high Scottish tea in a sandcastle with beer.  It should be a hoot. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011 05:37:32 PM »

A few pictures of the croquet set in action...

Printed in red and black plastic to match the cards.


Putting hedgehogs in the wicket.


The commercially available elements.



The bride loved it! 
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