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Make: 3D Printing Projects by Caleb Cotter, Steven Bolin, Nick Ernst, Brian Roe, John Baichtal, John Edgar Park, Rick Winscot, James Floyd Kelly, Brook Drumm

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Chapter 2. 1950s Raygun Pen

by James Floyd Kelly

A few years back my wife gave me a nice pen that rested on a grip-shaped base as a fun little birthday gift for my home office.

Recently I began to wonder if it might be possible to add a special effect or two to the pen and base. After all, the pen looked just like a laser pistol right out of a science fiction movie! Pew Pew!

After examining the pen and base, I determined that the base wasn’t hollow and was too small to really allow me to add any electronics inside. So, I decided to start from scratch.

In this project I’ll show you how I used my 3D printer to create custom parts to retrofit an existing object and I’ll pass along ...

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