New York City-based artist and professional 3D model maker Todd Blatt of Custom 3D Stuff has taken a Tickle Me Elmo doll and made it look as if it were frozen in carbonite, much like Han Solo was in the film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Todd explains his design process in further detail below.
I used the ShopBot CNC router at the MIT FablLab at CCBC in Catonsville, MD to cut the box, an Arduino to copy code to an ATtiny85 to run the randomization script for the LED lights, and my MakerBot to 3D print the side panels I’d previously designed for a different project. I just drilled out holes for the lights.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips