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I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:20:55 »
Hello everyone!

I got bored today, and I was thinking about chwang's gooey caps (see here): http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34475.msg649708#msg649708

Now these things are awesome! And I love them! So, following on from an idea in the caps suggestions thread to make a Zoidberg cap, I decided to. This is different to a chwang because it's clay based, rather than just painted. I used 3 coats of gel nail varnish to paint this, to give it a gooey feel. :) And then 3 coats of clear coat varnish for protection. The pictures really don't do the cap justice I think, but I had to be quick as I wanted you all to see! :D
Not bad for a first try?

I may produce more of these if people want, but I will have to refine the design a lot, as this cap can still have a lot of damage done to it, meaning it can only be for me, as to be honest, only I know what could happen to it. A produced one wouldn't be a great idea as I would have to fit the whole design in the top of the cap, and it just wouldn't look as good. What you see here isn't exactly practical, it's just a lovely over the top design! :D

Thanks, Alessandro.


Update: I've updated the shape of this cap to have a concave area inbetween the tentacles and the eyes, now there is a real area to press on the cap, and it still looks good.
Anyway, I'm going to be making more of these, including other designs like the slurm can, and non Futurama things like cakes and such. Would anybody be interested in buying these if I were to make more in the time I have?
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:23:15 »
Very nicely done! Makes me want to get creative with caps...if only I had really good ideas hah

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:26:41 »
Looks good but you should paint the cap to match
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:39:34 »
Cheers guys!

I was thinking of painting the cap, but when I did the prototype with clay all over the cap, it just didn't stand out as much.
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 16:51:31 »
Really nice work indeed! I hope you also got an ink pouch in there while you were at it....^^
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 18:19:15 »
Masterly! What type of clay did you use?
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 18:22:10 »
Hehe I like it.

maybe one for the person who gave the idea? ;)
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 18:49:07 »
Awesome!! I like it.
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 06 September 2012, 20:04:36 »
Really neat, also looks a little like The Flying Spaghetti Monster

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 07 September 2012, 01:53:51 »
Hehe! Thanks!

It's a pretty mediocre second prototype if you ask me. It's just basic modelling clay that I got from a craft store.
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 08 September 2012, 04:07:28 »
I've updated the shape of this cap to have a concave area inbetween the tentacles and the eyes, now there is a real area to press on the cap, and it still looks good.

Anyway, I'm going to be making more of these, including other designs like the slurm can, and non Futurama things like cakes and such. Would anybody be interested in buying these if I were to make more in the time I have?
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 08 September 2012, 04:16:00 »
Sure!  :))
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 08 September 2012, 04:16:29 »
Hehe I like it.

maybe one for the person who gave the idea? ;)

free? :P

haha kidding
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 08 September 2012, 04:40:13 »
Hehe I like it.

maybe one for the person who gave the idea? ;)

free? :P

haha kidding

We'll see. ;)
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 11:25:06 »
makes me think a smushed goomba keycap would be nice to get that concave section in there

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 13:40:25 »
makes me think a smushed goomba keycap would be nice to get that concave section in there

I like that! I'll give it some thought.
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 21:54:23 »
If you don't mind me asking, how do you attach the figure to the keycap?

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 15 September 2012, 12:07:36 »
If you don't mind me asking, how do you attach the figure to the keycap?

It's modelling clay, holds quite well. ;)
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 23:42:15 »
Can you make a Bender Rodriguez keycap for my Model M.


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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
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holy necro

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 00:10:34 »
holy necro

+1

Blast from the past!

I'm still amazed how people find these old threads :eek:
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 00:20:58 »
holy necro

+1

Blast from the past!

I'm still amazed how people find these old threads :eek:

Its actually quite fun to read them

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:10:17 »
holy necro

+1

Blast from the past!

I'm still amazed how people find these old threads :eek:

Its actually quite fun to read them

Takes you back a bit - the people who don't post any more, the things we got up to back then ...
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 10:03:00 »
What a blast indeed! Hey guys!
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Re: I Made A Dr Zoidberg...
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