Meet the Maker: Estefannie Explains It All

By Kristen Lomasney

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.

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.

Read on for more about Estefannie and her role in Project Egress, which included the live build.

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.

PART #24: GEARBOX OUTPUT SIDE LINKAGE

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:

  1. 3D print all the parts

  2. Create molds with the 3D prints using silicone

  3. Create a circuit using brass rods and blue SMD LEDs

  4. Place circuit inside the silicone mold

  5. Pour resin into mold

  6. Before the resin linkage is completely cured, stretch holes and insert balls

  7. Let the resin cure completely

  8. Sand the parts from 250 - 1000 grit

  9. Add clear nail polish for finished look"

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