Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Drinks and dolls' house minis

Tonight a group of us from our work's Innovation Network visited Questacon's Technology Learning Centre for a work-related event. I expected it to be interesting and informative. What I didn't expect was to see this:
Computer screen showing a miniature 3D printed sofa from Thingiverse.
3D printer printing a miniature sofa.
And get to keep this!
Miniature 3D-printed sofa in an empty wine glass in front of the 3D printer that printed it.


Pepper Mitcheson said...

Ohmygahd!! How cool is that? To quote a very clever lady 'Don't you just love the 21st century?'
I would love to learn 3D rendering but I think my head would explode ;0)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

If you're interested in such things, you might like to read the white paper 'It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology' (https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/it-will-be-awesome-if-they-dont-screw-it-up-3d-printing)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Also, from what I'm told by a friend who can do such things, it's basically like building with balsa or Fimo: you create a shape then either create another shape inside it to make it hollow or add a shape to it. Having said that, I've been wanting to learn for about three years and it's not made it to the top of the list yet :-/

Pepper Mitcheson said...

The white paper was really interesting and very topical at the moment. Thanks for sharing =0)

Mini Dork said...

What a surprise! That's so cool you got to keep the sofa! I'm a 3D printing addict. :)