During last night's Stephen Colbert segment on MakerBot 3D printers, Bre Pettis revealed that the MakerBot Industries had made a high-quality 3D scan of Stephen Colbert's head and posted it on Thingiverse for remixing. Here's the official announcement, along with a swell Colbert/eagle mashup and several others for your pleasure (shown here: Colberthulhu by tbuser).
And, if you're running short of ideas or want to see what other people have done with their 3D printers, don't forget to check out Thingiverse.com - an free online website for sharing designs. That's where you'll find Stephen Colbert's head, which you can print your own copy of, or, better yet, add on to another design! We call these mash-ups, just like when a musician combines two songs into one.
This is a great way to get started with 3d modeling, and we want you to do it. Grab Stephen's head and paste it onto something else! If it's related to bears, bald eagles, America, or Freedom, all the better. We've had a few friends get the ball rolling, but there's plenty to be done yet.
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