Eureka Confounding is the sole prorietor of Confounding Contraptions.

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Back to the Drawing Board

This month (July 2015) I am getting my small business license to make Confounding Contraptions into a real home business.  I am going to start small with small costume accessories and arts and crafts for sale.  Eventually I want to sell wings, tails, and stilts, but I want my costume prosthetics to be comfortable enough to be an acceptable commercial product. I still have some work to do on the big ones.

My Costumes
The Role of Eureka Confounding is being played by Chip Malinowski.

Chip Malinowski is an Inventor, costumer, and artist in Southern California, a former rocket engineer and space station designer.

Also, he is doing a cheesy sci-fi manga anime serial web toon on Tapastic.

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  • 20160906 - The Within Reach Design Challenge
    Matterhackers challenged us designers to invent tools to make life easier for people with limited use of their hands, like folks with arthritis, Dupuytren's Contracture, etc. 
    Fun challenge; I have lot's more ideas to model in the future.

    Within Reach Design Challenge

    This is my contribution - to hold your smartphone.

    This necklace enables people with crippling arthritis to use all the features of their smartphone .  (I originally invented this for myself, because phones get more slippery and fragile each year, yet the obvious camera-strap has not appeared yet.)

    I made a YouTube video explaining the final product:

    Smartphone Within Reach

    I hope to have prints for sale on Confounding Contraptions too.  I will make them in two colors: GNG and SMFJP (that's Gangsta-Nerd Gold, and Samuel Jackson Purple).

    Printing this design requires great bed adhesion, so use hair spray on top of the blue tape or the heated bed.  No support material is needed if your printer can print 45° overhangs and 11mm bridges.  I use 0.3mm layer thickness and 1.5mm wall thickness, so the chain links and phone case are solid plastic, but the neck support is hollow with 20% infill.  The print is 182mm x 207mm x 14mm high.  I use PLA to save the polar bears.

    I started with the iPhone case designed by techsteramman on Thingiverse.  In the end, I only used the beautiful rounded interior corners and modeled or remodeled everything else myself.

    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 5:42 PM by Eureka Confounding
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Animechanical Digitigrade Stilts
20121208 - Digitigrade Stilts

 Vishnu and Hari Krishna costumes
20120825 - Vishnu, Defender of the Universe
20120824 - Hari Krishna Costume with Halo
20120823 - Rubber Hands
20120822 - Chakram
20120821 Crowns
20120820 Halo with optical illusion
20120817 - Rubber hands and plastic skin
20120811 - Four Arms Contraption

Panel Discussions for DragonCon2012
Costuming on a Shoestring Budget
Practical Considerations for Costuming
Gadget Props

Faun Ears
September 8th, 2011 - Animatronic Faun Ears

Werewolf Costume for DragonCon 2011:

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