Archives for the category: Fun
October 31, 2014
The White House is inviting makers and innovators around the country to participate in the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge.
The Challenge, in partnership with the Smithsonian, invites makers, artists, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in 3D modeling and 3D printing to design a winter holiday-inspired ornament. Starting today and running until November 10, 2014, people can head over to Instructables to submit their design and for more details about the Challenge.
A selection of the winning ornament designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the White House during the holiday season; featured on the Smithsonian’s state-of-the-art 3D data platform, 3d.si.edu; and will join a small collection of White House ornaments in the political history division of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Image above: A "Bo-flake" ornament from 2012, featuring the likeness of Bo, the Obama family dog.
May 28, 2014
iMaterialize launched a contest back in February, along with Autodesk and Flexbot, to see who could come up with the most creative 3D printed drone designs. They have just announced the winners of that contest. [via 3D Print]
Out of the 30 different drone designs submitted, the following 3 are the winners:
Pascal Breton’s Biohazard Tracker:
Brian Hamilton’s APHID (Aerially Propelled Hexagonal Isotropic Drone)
Tom Willekens’ Octobot
Read full article.
January 23, 2014
3D printing and the sad Keanu Reeves meme have been hilarious bedfellows for quite some time. Now the Japanese toy company idk is bringing the 3D printed Keanu doll to a mass audience. Yes, sad Keanu has been turned into an action figure – a remarkable instance of 3D mini ennui moving to the mass market.
December 21, 2013
Leo the Maker Prince by Carla Diana is a charming picture book that teaches kids 3D printing.
Take a peak inside the book.
All the items and characters in the book are printable via files found on Thingiverse.
December 3, 2013
GE Global Research announced that a winner has been chosen in its Santa Sleigh 3D printing design contest/GRABCAD challenge, a first-time event bringing together the maker community for some holiday fun in advance of tomorrow’s inaugural 3D Printing Day.
As the winning design, “Santa’s New Hyper-Sleigh” will be mass-printed and mailed, free of charge, to about 200 people who take part in 3D Printing Day via Twitter.
August 2, 2013
Tego has come up with five ideas on how you could use 3D printing for our wedding.
1. Realistic cake toppers - get yourselves scanned and have exact replicas printed
2. Make your own rings
3. Unique food for the reception - Wedding food baked in molds created with a 3D printer, or appetizers could be created in wedding themed shapes.
4. Custom wedding favors
5. Memento adornments
Read full article.
March 20, 2013
[via Shapeways Blog]
March 5, 2013
3-D printing is clearly going to be to 2018 as mobile devices were to 2008, the web was to 1998, personal computers were to 1988... and here's what we can expect, according to Wired:
2. People will patent things that already exist, except with “3-D printed” added on.
3. 3-D printing will be characterized as a constant threat to children - by inhaling some piece of plastic.
4. People will make a huge deal out of not having 3-D printers.
Read full article.
February 26, 2013
FabCafe in Japan is offering to make a Gummy Bear version of you on the occasion of Japan's White Day. How cool is that?
In Asian countries, White Day is like Valentine's Day but the girls give the gifts to the guys).
February 7, 2013
A company called CallingCube believes normal business cards are boring and blend in with all the others so they are offering 3D printed business cards. The may not fit in your wallet, but they just might end out on top of a desk instead of tucked away in a desk drawer.
In their own words:
Our patent-pending, 3D-printed CallingCube is bold and unique and it's design stands out and shows off your creativity.
Spotted on VentureBeat.
February 1, 2013
The The Big Bang Theory TV series has picked up on 3D printing.
Don't miss the last episode of The Big Bang Theory (Season 6, Episode 14), where Howard prints a whistle (that works) and action figures of himself, Raj and Bernadette. Bernadette wants him to return the $5'000 printer (what? $5'000 for a couple of dolls?)
January 29, 2013
Toronto studio Hot Pop Factory has customised Pez sweet dispensers with 3D-printed heads of customers to replace the usual cartoon characters.
Spotted on De Zeen Magazine.
January 16, 2013
By looking at your Facebook interests, Likes, relationships and status updates, the apps — called Monster Me, Crystallized and Astroverb — create an abstract sculpture that embodies your online presence.
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January 11, 2013
Open letter to Cubify,
Though I've blogged and have been repeatedly tweeting the news of your partnership with Star Trek — in Klingon no less — your announcement is not getting the attention it deserves. Blame it on CES I guess. But may I make a suggestion? Talk to the folks over at the Big Bang Theory and offer to make 3D printed figurines of the shows characters. Images above from last night's episode, The Bakersfield Expedition.
January 9, 2013
Came by UPS this morning, my first 3D printed object. Ordered at Shapeways. It's a classic, the Rocket Espresso Cup.
January 6, 2013
Robbie Williams checked into the 3D scanning booth to create 15 different sculptures of himself, for his new album
Robbie Williams new album released in November titled Take The Crown created by Tom Hingston Studio, features a series of 3D versions of Robbie’s head which were rendered in multiple textures and finishes.
[via Creative Review]
Related: - will.i.am and Britney Spears music video Scream & Shout released in November features a MakerBot 3D printer creating a replica of will.i.am’s head
January 4, 2013
Crayon Creatures will turn your child's drawing into a real object in full-color sandstone material, thanks to 3D printing.
[via The Verge]
December 19, 2012
December 15, 2012
AMUSEMENT magazine imagined what the future will be like once 3D printers will produce objects whenever we want, depending on our needs, with no limit.
The X-Cube was made with a 3D printer by Dane Christianson, a creator at the Idea Shop at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
December 10, 2012
December 8, 2012
The video features a MakerBot 3D printer creating a replica of will.i.am’s head.
December 7, 2012
December 5, 2012
Each day Thingiverse user Peter Leppik is uploading a new part to his 3D printed advent calendar for hobbyists to print out themselves at home.
Each print consists of a numbered jigsaw piece and a joy, which fit together over the course of 25 days to make a Christmas tree.
Now how cool is that?
November 30, 2012
3D printing featured in a Will.i.am music video in the form of a Makerbot Replicator 2 printing off a head (to view directly, skip to 3.31/4.51).
November 10, 2012
From November 24 to January 14, 2013, people with reservations can go and have replicas made of themselves (in one of 3 different sizes). How cool is that?
Related article published November 23 in The Guardian: Print yourself: the rise of the 3D photo booth
November 8, 2012
Another entry and a personal favorite: The iDrive iPhone5 Holder designed by figurebang. An iPhone 5 holder that fits most steering wheels so drivers stop looking down at their phones and keep their eyes on the road.
November 5, 2012