Estefannie recently quit her job as a software engineering lead to make things and share them online. We encourage you to show your support by subscribing to her YouTube Channel! She rocks.
Bio: Estefannie is a computer scientist, software engineer, electrical engineer wannabe, and content creator from Houston TX. She likes to overly engineer things and document her process of learning, prototyping, testing, failing, and making on her YouTube channel Estefannie Explains It All.
Artist Statement: "When I joined this mission, I couldn't help but wonder if all the parts were computers and had circuits in them. So I decided to expose this theory by making a transparent linkage.
My Gearbox Output Side Linkage is composed of resin, it is mechanically sound, and it has a simple LED circuit inside. Here is a simplified version on how it was made:
3D print all the parts
Create molds with the 3D prints using silicone
Create a circuit using brass rods and blue SMD LEDs
Place circuit inside the silicone mold
Pour resin into mold
Before the resin linkage is completely cured, stretch holes and insert balls
Let the resin cure completely
Sand the parts from 250 - 1000 grit
Add clear nail polish for finished look"