Game week continues and the game of the day is 3D Printed Puzzles. Whether it's mazes or Rubik cubes, puzzles are the ultimate brainteasers. Add 3D printing to the mix and you get super innovative puzzles that wouldn't be possible with traditional manufacturing methods.
You can find a large selection of 3D printed puzzles on our puzzles page here and have a look at a few of these unique 3D printed puzzles that can be found on Shapeways.
Game week continues and the 3D printed game of the day is Minecraft. We're sure there are many Shapies out there who have played Minecraft or knows someone who is addicted to Minecraft. Minecraft is one of the most creative and fascinating computer games out there where there are no specific goals or objectives; Minecraft is complete creative freedom to build, create, and do whatever you want. Minecraft is essentially your sandbox where you have the freedom of creation using three-dimensional objects.
It's no coincidence that people would be interested in bringing their awesome Minecraft creations to life and Shapeways provides a platform for users to do so with 3D printing. The free program Mineways makes it easy to select a model from a Minecraft world map, render it, and 3D print via Shapeways. Also check out Eric's Mineways Shapeways Shop for examples of incredible Minecraft 3D prints. You can also turn your Minecraft character into real life using the Minetoys app here.
Do you have a Minecraft creation that will blow our minds? Share a snapshot with us by tweeting us @Shapeways.
How does a Minecraft player get his exercise? He runs around the block...
Game week continues and todays 3D Printed game features the Kerbal Space Program. KSP is a interactive computer game where players can manage and create their own space station. It's a fun game where a crew of Kerbals need to build a spacecraft and fly into space, the moon, and other planets.
If you're a gamer this is a game worth checking out and with 3D printing, KSP were able to turn these digital green characters into physical figures which you can own. Check out some of the KSP 3D Prints and their shop on Shapeways.
Have you played the Kerbal Space Program before or own one of these popular 3D prints? Tweet us a photo to @Shapeways and show us your Kerbal love.
Watch Scott Manleys video review of a 3D printed Kerbal from Shapeways here.
You can now download and 3D print your very own (non functional) Honda concept car to 3D print and hold in your hands (depending upon scale at which you 3D print).
Whether it is the FSR Concept from 1994 or the Kiwami from 2003 you can own a very small piece of automotive history for the price of a 3D print.
There are 5 models available to download from Honda-3D and while this is not exactly a game changer for the automotive industry, it is indicative that 3D printing is front and center in their imagination (super ultra daydreams), if not their practice, yet.
Game week continues and todays 3D Printed game of the week is dice. Whether you're playing Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, or Dungeons & Dragons; dice play a essential role to the experience. Did you know that this week marked the 40th anniversary of the popular RPG game Dungeons & Dragons? Lets commemorate 40 Years of D&D with 40 3D Printed dice!
Here are just a few examples of awesome 3D Printed dice to help you take your gaming to the next level. To see more check out our Pinterest board or Dice featured page.
It's the week of the big game. THE SUPER BOWL, the most popular sporting event in America. The Super Bowl will also be broadcast across the world and while everyone is preparing for the big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, there will be those engaging in non-sport gaming / recreational activities.
This week we're having a game week of our own and will be surfacing popular game inspired 3D prints from traditional board games to classic computer games. Today's 3D Printed game of the day is Chess! Take gaming and chess to the next level with these 3D Printed Chess sets.
The class will teach you:
How to set up an AWS instance with OAuth to Shapeways API
How to build a custom iPhone case using ShapeJS
How to create a user interface for simplifying input into ShapeJS scripts
Best practices for creating manufacturable geometry
Overview of Shapeways’ marketplace and manufacturing
Examples of apps built on ShapeJS:
2D to 3D Creator - converts black-and-white images into 3D objects.
Holiday Ornament Creator - converts black-and-white images into holiday ornaments.
Memoring - 2nd place winner of HackNY, turns GPS tracked-path into wearable 3D ring.
For more info and to get your ticket, head to Eventbrite.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, a young Shapie from the northwest, with a shop full of imaginative, original prints that remind us how fun 3D printing really can be.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Zach, and I am (possibly) the youngest Shapie ever. I am 13 years old and live in Seattle, Washington, where I am in eighth grade. I have experience in 3D modeling, basic game design, digital art, and movie making.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Macintosh. The Mac has revolutionized the technology world and has inspired a generation of innovation and innovators. It can be safe to say that everyone on Shapeways has either used or know someone who uses a Mac product. 3D printing in a way is experiencing its "Mac moment" as 3D printing technology is becoming more mainstream and accessible to the mass consumer. For the Shapies who have been inspired by Mac and Apple throughout the years, check out these Mac inspired 3D Prints.
Rock these 3D printed Mac inspired cufflinks at your next tech meetup or company party.
We hope that Shapeways serves as a platform for innovation and creation the same way Mac has for computers and software. We're interested in hearing how has the Mac enabled or inspired you to get involved with 3D printing or modeling? Do you believe that 3D printing is experiencing its "Mac moment" by disrupting the manufacturing industry?
So you design awesome stuff to 3D print with Shapeways, you understand the quirky Dutch sensibilities of practical solutions with a tinge of humor, you like orange, you want to visit New York City. Then we have the opportunity for you.
DIY is so 2010, why do everything yourself when all you really need to do is Design Your Own and the 3D printers will do the rest.
DYO is the latest customizable jewelry project from the good people at Matter Labs, behind Matter.IO.
Starting with five simple yet beautiful templates by entering you can customize the designs by entering text, a location, or a date to create a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one to be 3D printed on demand.
Buying gifts, especially for people you care about, is such a personal thing,” says co-founder and CEO Dylan Reid “but for the most part you’re stuck choosing between pretty generic, mass produced things.” You can buy handmade jewelry and crafts on sites like Etsy, “but what you really want to do is play a role in the design, even it’s small -- like leaving a little bit of yourself in the object.” says Reid.
So if you are looking to give a unique gift this Valentine's Day (or any day) but don't have the 3D modeling skills (yet) to make something truly awesome DYO may be the perfect way to win hearts this year.
And like all good things 3D printed DYO is powered by the Shapeways API.
What’s really cool is that you don’t have to wait until it arrives in the mail to see what it will look like. You can make changes as you go and you’re able to preview them right away. It’s easy to get started, and no design experience is needed! Just pick from a variety of hairstyles, facial expressions, and shirt graphics. Or even upload your own if you want to be wearing your favorite t-shirt.
Make Narcissus proud and get one for yourself. If you do, take a photo and upload mini you to Twitter or Facebook with hashtag #3Dselfies so we can check it out.
Admit it. You've taken a Selfie. Or 127 according to Instagram. And you probably liked it. Maybe you've even mastered how to avoid blurry big upper arms and awkward closeups. Looking to take it to the next level in time for next year's #SelfieOlympics? Meet the #3DSelfie by Shapeways, and welcome to the future.