The Shapeways Blog: 3D Printing News & Innovation

Shapeways Blog

HaptoRender: Project to create 3D printed street maps for the blind


Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)


Interesting idea. The Royal National Institute of Blind People have a similar tactile map "product" called Map for All ...

A 3D print version would work well for the hand-held version in terms of size and price?
#1 Tony Elms on 2010-11-01 11:32 (Reply)
Thanks Tony,

I will check it out.
#1.1 Duann on 2010-11-02 04:03 (Reply)
The "map" was created by David Westby while he was a lecturer on Foundation at Falmouth Art School. Last time I saw him was on Grand Designs where he was creating his new home in Italy.
#2 john durrant on 2010-12-09 11:52 (Reply)
the map was made by David Westby when he was based at Falmouth , & he got us at cast it in bronze at the Charlestown Foundry in Cornwall , it was cast it in 4 sections because of the size , this was in the late 1980s , the foundry closed 10 years ago

I think the funds for the project were raised by Marks & Spencers staff
#2.1 Colin Webb on 2012-04-24 11:08 (Reply)

Add Comment

Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.

To prevent automated Bots from commentspamming, please enter the string you see in the image below in the appropriate input box. Your comment will only be submitted if the strings match. Please ensure that your browser supports and accepts cookies, or your comment cannot be verified correctly.

The Shapeways Blog: 3D Printing News & Innovation

Learn More »