Handheld viewer for eclipse


#1

Found a reference here for 3d printable viewers.
Http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d3d-printable-pinhole-projectors.


Decided to make my own design…for Oklahoma. Not cool enough to travel out of town for 100%…:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: So we will see around 87%
I can street vend so I’m making several to sell at local events here on Monday.

The red one is sign plastic (nametag material like LaserMax from Rowmark.
The other 2 are mdf painted with white then using the old print on label paper with an inkjet technique, added color…lol


Design printed on label paper

After applied to white painted mdf


#2

Very clever. I like the % of totality you scored in it too so people would know based on where they are.


#3

Sweet! Those are great keepsakes. :squee::squee::squee:

I made a stack of pinhole viewers for my wife’s workplace by cutting a 2mm circle in the middle of cardstock sheets left over from a prior project. The GF cut through a dozen or so sheets in 3 seconds flat.


#4

That’s what I figured so I put a loop hole on the top that either you can wear them around your neck while you’re waiting to watch the eclipse and then you could use it as a Christmas ornament LOL


#5

How clever! Never occurred to me to make eclipse keepsakes, and we are in 100% totality here.


#6

Great design as always! :grinning:


#7

Very nice!


#8

Nicely done. As @jamesdhatch said, scoring the percentages in was a nice touch. These would make cool necklaces after you’re done using them. :wink:


#9

The two bottom photos could be viewers for Colorado. :sunglasses:
State-themed objects are tough in a rectangular state. :thinking:


#10

Texas could wind up being a whole face mask. :smile:


#11

“5mm hole from 3 feet” (heads off to fire up the Dropforge)


#12

many of my friends and family are driving North this weekend. Somebody just called to ask for my trailer, somebody else wants my cooler.
I’m - alas - sitting here.
At least I get a pinhole camera made on my glowforge.
I’ll probably make a Utah version and share among my dwindling circle of lame friends that will stay put.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful design. Keepsaking is really a great idea.