Here at Shapeways, we're all about community. You are, after all, what powers our machines and our business. We also love the startup network we're fortunate to be a part of, and love seeing others in our portfolio families succeed. When all of these intersect, it's pretty much the best thing ever! Lincoln, a beloved Shapie Crew member, just launched his new book on the ins and outs of 3D Printing on Kickstarter, a fellow Union Square Ventures company.
Meet Mo, a member of the ModiBot universe. Designer Wayne Losey has been making and selling Mo here on Shapeways for awhile, and now Mo has made his way Kickstarter! The new Mo will be available in five different colors that can be mixed and matched through his interchangeable parts. Although we're sad to see Mo move away from Shapeways, we're excited that his accessories will still be available for purchase on Shapeways!
As of now, there are already more than 450 accessories available on Wayne's Shapeways store, allowing everyone to customize their perfect Mo!
You can back Wayne's Kickstarter starting at $1, and for only $15 you can get a starter Mo kit!
One of our own, Vladimir Bulatov, spoke at at a Google Tech Talk last month about the reality of 3D printing and what he is doing at Shapeways to improve 3D modeling.Vladimir did a great job of explaining what 3D printing is and how Shapeways is uniquely enabling consumers to create custom 3D products. For more details, be sure to watch the video!
This is the final part in a four part series highlighting stops made along the first ever 3D Printing #ShapewaysRoadtrip across America. Over the last week, I visited Las Vegas, Denver and Chicago before a final and momentous stop in Cincinnati. Thank you all for following along on my journey; I look forward to the adventures yet to come!
Tired of fiddling around with meaningless apps on your iPhone whilst on the train, running your battery so low that you cannot instagram misspelled sign writing at your corner store? Forget the apps, now you can mindlessly fidget with the gears on the Infin8 Gear iPhone Case, to infinity, without draining your iPhone battery.
Check out the video of the phone (case) in action.
Last week I posted the first two parts in a four part series covering my 3D Printing road trip across America. After Las Vegas and Denver, I headed to Chicago for the biggest meetup of the trip to date. My final post on Cincinnati will come out tomorrow.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Noe and Pedro Ruiz of Pixil 3D, two brothers spread their passion for 3D printing online and throughout Florida!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
Hello and Hola! Pixil 3D is a design studio in West Palm Beach, Florida started by myself Noe Ruiz and my brother, Pedro Ruiz. Our parents are from Southern Mexico and migrated to the the United States in search of work during the early 70's. They actually meet at work while picking tomatoes from the fields of South Florida! We're first-generation Mexican Americans and we grew up influenced by cartoons, visual effects and videos games. We're both creative artists with a strong background in graphic design, video production, animation, and web design. We've worked on serval video projects as an agency, and self-published a productivity iPad app. We strive to make amazing quality products and we're passionate about design, technology, the maker culture, and of course 3D Printing!
This week in Friday Finds we are taking you behind the scenes! Here at Shapeways HQ, desk accessories are way more than pen holders and coasters. Thanks to all the amazing designers on Shapeways, desks TOYS have become a necessary form of self expression!
Check out some of the amazing 3D printed objects that live around our office!
The first day of summer is June 21st. Finish up your spring cleaning, and get ready for some summer fun!
What makes summer fun even more fun? 3D printed accessories that make your time outside more enjoyable! So what would make your summer activities more enjoyable? Running, sun bathing, swimming, biking, even spectating some sports.
This is part two in a four part series highlighting my 3D Printing #ShapewaysRoadtrip across America. Yesterday, I featured the Shapies of Las Vegas. Today is a recap of my stop in Denver, and my adventures in Chicago and Cincinnati are still in store.
We'd love to give you and your local Shapeways community a chance to experience it in person, so we're offering every Shapeways community meetup of 10 persons or more a free set of some awesome sample models.
Join a Meetup, or host one!
You can find the upcoming meetups on the Shapeways Community Meetup page. Check the list to see if your area is listed as well, and join! Don't be afraid to leave a comment on the event page if you have a question or suggestion. These meetups are usually joint efforts, so feel free to help out.
Is your city not listed yet? Then why not start your own meetup? Just add your town so other people can join you and help you with organizing the event. Also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us where you are! We'll hook you up to other people in your area and give you the low down on hosting a meetup, no experience necessary, just a willingness to meet likeminded people. If you have questions or suggestions about this event, please leave them on the forum.
Receiving the free samples
To qualify for the free sample models, plan an meetup in roughly 4-5 weeks from now, announce it on our Community Meetup page, and make it grow! Once you have gathered a group of 10, get in touch, mail us your address and we'll order a box with the models for you right away.
The fine print: please understand that we'll need to print and ship the models to you, so make sure you contact us at least two weeks before your meetup. Only the meetup's host can apply for the sample box. We can give away 50 of these sample boxes and we'll do so on a first come, first served basis.