Last week I posted about this cool twist-action irising jewelry box design by Matt, from Seattle, WA, (aka Thingiverse user msruggles) and the first real prototype that user Linkreincarnate printed on his Up! personal 3D printer.

Since that time, Matthew LaBerge of Minneapolis, MN, (aka Thingiverse user labmat) has printed his own copy and posted a video showing off its mechanical action. Bonus points for the lovely blue color!

Mr. LaBerge’s printer—which he calls “IceBot One”—is a heavily customized rig using MakerBot electronics and components from what appears to be a salvaged CNC mill. Check out the deets in his Flickr stream.

It’s also worth noting that, since first posting his original design, msruggles has published a shortened version that will print faster and use less material.


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • jeff-o

    Hmmm, I wonder if this could be cut from wood? I think the hardest part would be getting those little gears working…