Friday, September 23 2022

Posted By Danny Choo in Instagram

Originally an April Fools, the vinyl Cyborg Head Cap allows magnets to be embedded in its surface, allowing easier attachment of meow ears or other cybernetic augmentations or beast horns.

I posted the free cybernetic meow ear STL files on the Smart Doll Land twitter account - feel free to print or sell but don't eat.

There are a few gotcha's with this product, so let's dive into the reasons not to buy ;-)

-The April Fool version had an SD card slot to hide naughty jpegs. However, we had difficulty casting the vinyl with such a deep slot, so we removed it. Folks can still hide naughty jpeg SD cards inside the head instead.

-Stronger magnets of 3mm thickness are ideal, but they won't sit flush with the surface of the head cap. This should not pose a problem if the goal is to cover the head with a wig.

-Magnets of 2mm thickness will sit flush with the head cap but may not be strong enough to attach items over the wig - unless you can find really strong magnets at 2mm thick.

-Inserting magnets into the magnet sockets will require you to wiggle the magnets to stretch the vinyl. The magnets may pop out if you don't glue them in place.

-Make sure you check the magnet's polarity before setting them in the sockets, or your meow ears may hover over the wig.

-If you don't glue the magnets before attaching the cap to the head, you may end up squishing the magnets out of their sockets.

-Please be wary that magnets may interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers.

-Magnets are not included - use the search term "small round magnets" on Amazon or Daiso and look for ones that are 5mm in diameter and 2-3 mm thick.

-The head cap will not be a perfect fit as all Smart Doll heads have slightly different rim sizes.

-The plan is to eventually ship all Smart Dolls with a Hemisphere head cap - but I'm not sure when.

-As the rim of each Smart Doll head is tilted quite far back, placement of augmentations is limited to the position of the magnet sockets. If you are a 3D modeler, you can design magnet placement to be further away from the center of your augmentations.

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