Got an idea you’d like to prototype? A 3D model you want to see realized? Well, there’s good news with today’s announcement that Sculpteo, an online 3D printing service, is now available in the United States.
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel.
Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.
Assuming you don’t have to pass through airport security, this iPhone carrying case that looks like a gun will definitely draw attention whenever you whip it out to make a call.
Created using 3D object printing technology on a MakerBot, DIY-er Junior Tan created this bit of awesome for all of us to enjoy.
I wish I could insert thunder & lightning sound effects to this post. For now let’s just use our imagination: Krakaabooom! The thread-deleting, commenter-obliterating, justice-dealing mythical meme finally finds its way into the real world! Artist/pioneer/blacksmith for a day Christopher Thompson has “conjured into existence the worlds only real Banhammer.”
Look at this beautiful Quin lamp from California artist Bathsheba Grossman. Notice anything special about it, D & D fans? It’s Bathsheba’s exploration on the dodecahedron. It’s so much more than a twelve-sided die though.
The intricate perforations and curvy undulations are not only are a shining example of the seamless blending of technology and art, but also serve to create quite a spectacular display of light.