Tiny Television 3D printed with the Form 1+

A Tiny Television with the Form 1+

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Long ago in a place called suburbia, science fiction offered a future where anyone with fishbowl and a raygun could be a spaceman. The heros were good, the villains were evil, and the rockets had style. Propelled across the galaxy by plutonium and a can do-attitude, adventure was limited only by your imagination.

The Tiny TV is inspired by the Philco Predicta, an iconic if flawed hallmark of the 1950’s, and concept art by Dave Schultze. Built around a 2” LCD display from our friends at Adafruit, the Tiny TV was printed on the Form 1+ in Formlabs clear resin. The front lens was polished clear, and the body was sanded and painted. It works best when paired with hottest coming attractions of the 1950’s.

Download the .form files here to build your own Tiny TV.

After the print was finished, I went through the usual steps of rinsing, drying, and snapping off the support structures.

Build your own tiny vintage tv with your Formlabs Form 1+ printer

Then, I sanded it twice to get the smoothness I wanted, first with a rougher grain, then with a finer grain.

Build your own tiny vintage tv with your Formlabs Form 1+ printer

Finally, I spraypainted the body, and painted on the finer details, before connecting it to the 2" NTSC/PAL display from Adafruit.

Build your own tiny vintage tv with your Formlabs Form 1+ printer

Happy Travels Space Cowboy!

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