Antimatter Lighter Case/Necklace - Shapeways 3D Print - Tritium Vial

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
What's up!

I just came up with a pretty sick idea to encase a lighter in a 3D printed steel case with an embedded Tritium vial and attachment for a necklace chain.

If this isn't an interesting project, I don't know what is! Hopefully there will be a lot of submissions showing a variety of styles.
Wants:
View the attachment details.jpg for lighter measurements.

View the following links for design inspiration, I would like this case to be very detailed and perhaps have a design element that is only possible with the 3D printer.

http://www.shapeways.com/jewelry

http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=tritium

The steel material has design requirements lined out here in detail by Shapeways: http://www.shapeways.com/materials/steel

3 possible themes for this are cannabis, futuristic or abstract/geometric.

The price of the print depends on the volume of material used, Shapeways has some tips on making the print more economical; http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/design_for_cheaper_3d_printing

I'm not entirely sure how many Tritium vials or what size. Experiment, but don't go too crazy, in the end the most I'll pay for the necklace is $500 total for 3D print/chain/Tritium, here's the sizes/prices/colors;

Cylindrical:
0.95 x 3.0mm - $4.68 (Green)
1.4 x 3.5mm - $5.20 (Green)
1.5 x 6.0mm - $7.28 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink)
2.0 x 6.0mm - $8.84 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue)
2.0 x 12.0mm - $10.40 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink
3.0 x 22.5mm - $14.04 (Yellow, red, purple, white green, ice blue, blue, orange ,pink)
3.0 x 25.0mm - $15.08 (Green, ice-blue, blue)
Don't Wants:
Incompatible design. Make sure your design is compatible with Shapeways steel material, additional information can be found here for software/file formats; http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/supported-applications

An overview of their entire process; http://www.shapeways.com/about/how_does_it_work
Software:
  1. 3D Modeling

Entries

1st Winner
#36 LernaeanHydra lighter by Cristiano
update 1
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2014-03-31 22:01:23
2nd Winner
#34 Lighter steel case with tritium vials. by Jay M.
Cool design , great much between tritium vials and the case, this 3D model is shapeways verified.
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2014-03-25 03:25:23
3rd Winner
#20 Antimatter Lighter Case by vinya
HI!
Enclosed are files for Antimatter Lighter Case
Have a good day
vinya
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2014-03-21 09:21:18
4th Winner
#19 iLight by -ConCept-
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2014-03-20 20:25:41
#35 Knucklefire by Cristiano
2014-03-30 19:45:25
#2 Möbius by asdfasf
tritium vials are inserted into slots from the inside they will reflect onto the inner surfaces to make the whole thing glow.
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2014-03-03 00:11:42
#3 Case_2 by jnatzic
This one uses about 60 2.0 x 12.0mm vials and 4 2.0 x 6.0mm vials.
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2014-03-03 04:41:10
#4 Case_3 by jnatzic
I made some small improvements. I am also coming up with a new design completely.
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2014-03-04 23:31:57
#5 mobius.2 by asdfasf
2014-03-05 06:09:35
#6 Case_4 by jnatzic
What do you think about this two piece idea? It should allow the tritium to be easily installed then the inner piece can be permanently fastened to the outer piece somehow; brazed, welded, adhesive, etc. This uses 20 3.0 x 22.5mm and 10 2.0 x 6.0mm tritium vials.
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2014-03-05 07:42:10
#9 mobiii by asdfasf
2014-03-06 07:54:39
#11 Antimatter Lighter Case by vinya
HI!
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2014-03-12 06:32:50
#12 Customized lighter case by Jay M.
Lighter with steel case and tritium attached on it.
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2014-03-16 11:22:16
#13 Lighter with steel case embedded with tritium. by Jay M.
Lighter that can be attach to necklace.
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2014-03-16 11:26:02
#14 Glowing lighter design by Jay M.
This came from the first design, just got some improvement like in the middle of the case, and the color.
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2014-03-17 01:38:33
#15 lighter case by vinya
HI!
in case of correction i am to order
Thanx
vinya
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2014-03-18 08:50:10
#16 Antimatter Lighter Case by vinya
HI!
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2014-03-19 10:23:04
#17 vial by robhare
vial
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2014-03-19 14:47:22
#18 Tron lighter by -ConCept-
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2014-03-19 22:35:22
#23 Meca-Light by -ConCept-
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2014-03-21 20:18:31
#25 Light_RevB by -ConCept-
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With more details.
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2014-03-22 01:31:55
#26 Lighter with tritium with bonus cap by Jay M.
Lighter with bonus cop to produce symmetry when attached to necklace.
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2014-03-22 08:08:55
#27 Lighter case with cap and embed tritium vials. by Jay M.
34 pcs. of .95 x 3 mm tritium vials and 12 pcs. 1.5 x 6 tritium vials.
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2014-03-22 08:38:44
#28 lighter symmetry design by Jay M.
steel case with red 1.5 x 6 mm. tritium.
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2014-03-22 15:08:54
#29 Lighter steel case with tritium vials. by Jay M.
With bonus cap able to attach to necklace.
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2014-03-23 04:21:53
#30 Light_RevC by -ConCept-
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Hello !
If you have prefered colors, tell me !
And if you want others views angles the sames.
Thanks.
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2014-03-23 12:41:45
#31 Tron lighter V2 by -ConCept-
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2014-03-23 20:30:36
#32 Meca-Light v2 by -ConCept-
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2014-03-24 20:47:27
#33 Meca-Light v2 by -ConCept-
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2014-03-24 21:15:12
#1 Case_1 by jnatzic
Let me know what you think about this. It uses 4 3.0 x 22.5mm Tritium Vials.
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2014-03-02 23:08:00
#24 Light by -ConCept-
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2014-03-22 00:14:01

Discussion

Cristiano

Designer

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:25:43 +0000
thanks ;-)

Jay M.

Designer

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:02:07 +0000
thank you billy,,

Jay M.

Designer

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:02:07 +0000
thank you billy,,

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:49:11 +0000
Straight up killed it. Winner.

Thanks for your work guys. I don't require the files for your projects if you don't wish. Just thanking you for your work.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:31:18 +0000
Stepped the game UP! HELL YEAH!

Shapeways verified file too, thanks for your work.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:36:55 +0000
See this flickr photostream for some good ideas that would please us: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19122318@N07/

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:28:23 +0000


These are all in consideration so far.

I've asked a few designers to create an account on shapeways.com, upload their file and verify it has a green check mark for initial print as well as no thin wall issues for any of the plastic or alloy material options presented after uploading.

Please do this for all future submissions as I had to ask a designer of a previous project to fix something that seemed minor, but required the entire model to be rebuilt because of it. Save time and energy by verifying your parts will print before submitting!

Thanks, my brother and I are impressed with the skills available through this site time and time again. Keep it up!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 07:44:28 +0000
Radical! No complaints.

Thanks and don't be afraid to try some more styles. We will decide how many to buy later during the contest, probably 3-5 total designs.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:43:52 +0000
More ideas; http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/10892516874_637472bf30_c.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75678921@N04/

Amazing use of the Tritium sticks there, let's see some stuff like that in this lighter case!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:38:26 +0000
Your designs can extend past the length of the lighter. Link case pieces together with Tritium vials. Multiple layers of "shell".

Go crazy guys!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:53:08 +0000
Just a few changes to that and it would be possible to print. Really creative.

Thanks!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:51:39 +0000


Thanks for your submissions, but they need to include Tritium vials. Here is the list to choose from when creating your designs:

Cylindrical:
0.95 x 3.0mm - $4.68 (Green)
1.4 x 3.5mm - $5.20 (Green)
1.5 x 6.0mm - $7.28 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink)
2.0 x 6.0mm - $8.84 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue)
2.0 x 12.0mm - $10.40 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink)
3.0 x 22.5mm - $14.04 (Yellow, red, purple, white green, ice blue, blue, orange ,pink)
3.0 x 25.0mm - $15.08 (Green, ice-blue, blue)

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:44:34 +0000
Very nice. Sorry if I was unclear, but the additional geometry was meant to be on the other side of the trit sticks so they're caged in and shine light through the shapes.

No logos for this one as it's a one-off piece more for the wardrobe. Can't sell Tritium in the states without legal hassles, which kind of helps with the hype of it at parties.

Thanks!

jnatzic

Designer

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:34:28 +0000
Do you have a company name that you would like on the case?

Billy Nare

Buyer

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:28 +0000
I'm getting cancer just looking at this one, and that's a good thing!

Try filling the cells with more geometry. That would look sweet casting shadows in photos for ads.

Another feature for this case that would be nice to see is covering the metal shroud of the lighter as well.

Thanks, I'll ask the tritium source if getting 60+ at a time would be a problem.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:54:32 +0000
Very beautiful design. The shape definitely goes into the 3D print style I'm expecting to see.

Overall I would like more texture/surface detailing. You could do some really nice subtle raised curves on the surface to keep the flow you have while getting pretty complex.

And forget what I said about price, it should be fine using a higher number of tritium vials to really make this thing GLOW! I want to grow a tumor after wearing this thing.

Thanks for your creativity on the project!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:23:50 +0000
You've got the idea, now crank the detail up to 11. Needs way more glow too, trying to stick out at parties and promote business with the help of this thing.

Thanks!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:32:21 +0000
I plan on using a simple ball chain for the necklace as pictured here; http://i.imgur.com/gdYTard.jpg

So it's really the design of the lighter case.

Thanks

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:07:35 +0000
Hello

The contest is for the case/necklace that will hold the Bic lighter and Tritium stick.

Thank you!
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:06:09 +0000
Dear In this contest which design u required in 100$? Lighter or necklace?

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