Spotted today in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: these dazzling 3D-printed forms, created and photographed by Boing Boing reader Jessica Rosenkrantz of Nervous System, "an experimental design studio that uses new technologies to reinterpret natural phenomena."
These images show test prints for a new project Jessica is working on. "Each print is 4 to 6 inches," she explains. "Meshes generated by Processing. 3d-printed by Shapeways." Here's her shop, and here's her website. More images in her Flickr set.
If these are tests, I can't wait to see the final product.
A new paper in Nature describes the US-Army-funded research of U Penn materials scientists to create a new generation of 3D printed "smart objects" whose geometry and materials enable them to interact with their environments without having to use embedded computers, sensors or actuators.
Electronic Grenade's "'Computer' Mouse" project fits a fully functional computer into a fully functional, 3D printed mouse; the computer is a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with a teeeny leeetle flip out keyboard and a tiny little itsy bitsy flip-out screen. (via Motherboard)
Matthew Plummer Fernandez's Every Mickey is a 3D printable STL file consisting of "Every model of Mickey Mouse found online, compiled as one." Plummer Fernandez instantiated this one at 50.688 x 23.858 x 49.376 cm and enhanced it with acrylic paint. (via Waxy)
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