Forming the petals.

A project log for Christine's Blooming Rose

3D printed, heat formed, servo actuated blooming, Dotstar module lit, rose.

daren-schwenkeDaren Schwenke 03/17/2019 at 17:090 Comments

Petals are heat formed by pulling them tightly over a 40w candelabra light bulb with a cotton cloth.

Wait 20-30 seconds.  Remove.

This gives them a nice curve in two dimensions that helps them to interleave better.