Disney are hitting the 3D printer again with their new D-Tech Me Princess (catchy name) in World of Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. They had the Star Wars 'Carbon Freeze Me' option a few months back where you could make like Han Solo but this time they are turning you, your wife, daughter or brother into a 3D Printed Princess. More of Cory Doctorow's Makers coming to reality.
Decoded Fashion hosted an event focussing on 3D Printing fashion. From fashion-forward dresses and shoes to masculine jewelry, they got together to discuss the latest innovation in 3D printing. At Space 530, the heart of NYC's fashion district, 5 presenters spoke to an intimate audience about this prime example of the FashionTech intersection.
Shapeways: Carine talks how our community of members (you) "make stuff" from jewelry to glasses to handbags.
GothamSmith: These four New Yorkers use "robots" (Shapeways) to 3-D print menswear accessories such as cufflinks.
Continuum Fashion: Part fashion label, part design label (200%awesome), Continuum Fashion uses digital technologies to create user-generated fashion collections.
Shulogique: Imagine a high-end stiletto specially created to fit the biomechanics of your foot.
Designed by Eric Vergo for the PAW (Puzzle Around the World) project the Pentultimate puzzle is about to make it's way to twisty puzzle forum members around the world.
We will be sending a large Pentultimate around the world to other forum
members to allow them to play with the puzzle, gather signatures for
collector sticker sets, post pictures here, and tell the rest of the
community about themselves. Eric Vergo graciously offered to design the
puzzle and it has been built to survive minor mishaps. I had had a
custom re-shippable box designed to hold the puzzle and the sticker sets
There are 23 participants that will receive the puzzle. Each person will be able to keep the puzzle for about 10 days. Members were selected based on a diverse set of criteria. We tried to
strike a balance between designers, solvers, collectors, and other
It will take about 1 year for the puzzle to travel around the world.
As each participant receives the puzzle they will have the opportunity
to take pictures of it where they live (for example in front of a
landmark) and post them here in the thread. They can tell where they live and what draws them to twisty puzzles. There are 23
sets of Pentultimate stickers that will travel with the Pentultimate.
Each person will sign them and at the end of the project each
participant will be given a set of signed stickers.
This is an amazing community project instigated by Brandon Enright that shows how a community can come together across continents over a shared passion, and a little bit of help thanks to 3D Printing. Good luck Twisty fans...
Back by popular demand, Shapeways LIVE will be broadcasting today in less than 2 hours!
Come join the conversation with Community Manager Natalia Krasnodebska who will talk about the recent rebrand, our new FUD printer in New York and ceramics pricing...we'll also be on hand to answer any questions you have!
Using google+ hangouts will let you be part of the conversation, all you need is to have a google + account, which takes a moment to set up.
We'll post, tweet and facebook the link to join the hangout as soon as it's live, and it will be streaming live on our youtube channel where it will also be recorded. So if you miss it, you can always watch it later.
While we focus on the futuristic and fun capabilities of 3D printing, this story shows how it can incredibly impact lives as well.
Emma was born with a condition called arthrogryposis which meant she couldn't move her arms. Two researchers, Tariq Rahman and Whitney Sample from the Nemours/Alfred l. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware came up with a lightweight device to help her. Using a Stratasys 3D printer, they created a robotic exoskeleton that allows her to play and hug...
Read the whole story here. Midweek inspiration to make a difference!