X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

These 3D Printed Mobiles Will Blow Your Mind

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

For a technology that’s still largely in its infancy, you can do some things with 3D printing that are pretty much impossible with any other technique. Take, for instance, these intricate 3D-printed mobiles.

3d_printed_mobile_1

Designed by kinetic sculptor Marco Mahler, along with mathematician Henry Segerman, these mobiles are unlike handmade mobiles you might have seen before.

3d_printed_mobile_2

Each one was designed using mathematical equations to generate shapes that range from organic to highly procedural in style. The most complex of the bunch is the Quaternary Tree (Level 6), which has a whopping 1,365 parts. Each model was then output using one of Shapeways’ industrial laser-sintering 3D printers.

3d_printed_mobile_3

Best of all, you can order a variety of these mobiles for yourself over at Shapeways. Since each one is made to order, it’ll take about 1 to 2 weeks to generate and then ship yours. Prices range from $10 (USD) for a small, simple mobile up to $600 for the most complex design.

It still blows my mind that a single 3D printing session can generate complex forms like these in which individual parts come out as separate, moveable objects.

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



More from Awesomer Media...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

The Story of the Re-Evaluated

The Story of the Re-Evaluated

Forlorn VW Diesel Buybacks Sit Sadly in a Colorado Field

Forlorn VW Diesel Buybacks Sit Sadly in a Colorado Field

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Has BIG Power

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Has BIG Power

Rogue One Blu-ray Release Date Surfaces

Rogue One Blu-ray Release Date Surfaces

Kotobukiya Star Wars A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya Star Wars A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue

Advertisement