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Space Boot Imprints

Connor Age 11

Acton, Canada

This idea has been made real

Space Boot Imprints are boots with personalised soles, so that astronauts can make a stamp on new found planets!

This idea was brought to life by magnificent maker Chris Bellamy. Don't forget to read his 'Maker Blog' to see how he made this invention real!

Maker blog entries

Chris Bellamy has been working on making this idea real.
Video of the boots being made!
Posted by Chris Bellamy

Here's a video showing us going from sketch to finished product!

The finished boots!
Posted by Chris Bellamy

Here are some final photos of the boots in all their glory.

We have now shipped them off to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa to go on display :-)

Assembling the Boots
Posted by Chris Bellamy

We now assembled the boots components together to make the finished products.

Printing and Sewing
Posted by Chris Bellamy

This is a new skill for me - after working out how to use the sewing machine, I was able to create the insulated walls of the boot using some very snazzy fabric!

The insoles were designed with custom galaxy top layers, and printed using dye sublimation printing.

3D Printing the Boots
Posted by Chris Bellamy

We have now 3D printed and painted the sole of the boots - the print too about 12 hours, and was then broken out of the powder. The parts were then painted by Chris at our factory in San Diego!

The 3D models are complete!
Posted by Chris Bellamy

Connor has now gone through the Wiivv app and captured the data of his feet. We used this data to create the boot so that if would fit perfectly to his feet, and our system has also automatically made him a pair of insoles to go in the boots.

The First Sketches
Posted by Chris Bellamy

It was so much fun working with Connor to create these custom space boots. We explored using some really interesting different technologies, and settled on using 3D printing to create the sole of the boot which Connor had designed.

We have now worked out how each bit will be made, how they will fit together, and what they will look like!